여보세요 • (yeoboseyo) hello (when asking or answering the telephone) hello (when trying to get the attention of someone who does not appear to be listening). When the phone rings, Koreans say “여보세요[yeoboseyo]. Hello Fellows, Just like me, if any of you (Korean learners) were curious about the real meaning of the word 'Yeoboseyo', then I'll tell you it in. Yeoboseyo (여보세요) is used to answer a phone call; it is the Korean version of " hello?" DEFINITION 2.