Language Canvas Course Home   Pure Korean Numbers

You are now in Text+Footnote View, you can click on footnotes below or change to an audio view by using the buttons above Text+Footnote View, click or hover annotations below or click buttons above to listen to individual words+sentences
* * * Native Korean Numbers * * * Play Video

Click outside of this box to return to the lesson

Korean has two sets of numbers: those the come orignally from Korean (the
"native" or "pure" Korean set) and those that came into Korean via Chinese (the "Sino-Korean" set). The numbers given below are the NATIVE KOREAN numbers. They are used to count objects (with classifiers), to count years in one's age, and to count the hours (when telling time).

하나 둘 셋 넷 다섯 여섯 일곱 여덟 아홉 열
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* The first four numbers have special "combining forms" that are used when a classifer immediately follows:
한 두 세 네
1 2 3 4
Multiples of ten appear below.
열 스물 서른 마흔 쉰 예순 일흔 여든 아흔 백
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

To form any number between 11 and 99, simply use the order "TENS + UNITS":
스물 다섯 25
일흔 여섯 76
서른 셋 33 etc.

For numbers 100 and beyond, the SINO-KOREAN Numbers SINO-KOREAN Numbers
Click outside of this box to return to the lesson
are used.
You may find it useful to practice the following:
몇 살이에요? "How old are you?"
저는 서른 세 살이에요. "I'm 33 years old."
저는 _________ 살이에요. "I'm __ years old."

몇 개 있어요? "How many are there?"
다섯 개 있어요. "There are 5 (of them)."


Close video window

You are now in Word Audio View, you can click underlined items below to listen, or you can change to another view by using the buttons at the top of the window Korean: Word View, click below to listen
* * * Native Korean Numbers * * * Play Video

Korean has two sets of numbers: those the come orignally from Korean (the
"native" or "pure" Korean set) and those that came into Korean via Chinese (the "Sino-Korean" set). The numbers given below are the NATIVE KOREAN numbers. They are used to count objects (with classifiers), to count years in one's age, and to count the hours (when telling time).

하나 다섯 여섯 일곱 여덟 아홉
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* The first four numbers have special "combining forms" that are used when a classifer immediately follows:

1 2 3 4
Multiples of ten appear below.
스물 서른 마흔 예순 일흔 여든 아흔
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

To form any number between 11 and 99, simply use the order "TENS + UNITS":
스물 다섯 25
일흔 여섯 76
서른 셋 33 etc.

For numbers 100 and beyond, the SINO-KOREAN Numbers are used.
You may find it useful to practice the following:
몇 살이에요? "How old are you?"
저는 서른 세 살이에요. "I'm 33 years old."
저는 _________ 살이에요. "I'm __ years old."

몇 개 있어요? "How many are there?"
다섯 개 있어요. "There are 5 (of them)."



We welcome your feedback on these lessons. If you would like to use exercises for each lesson such as Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, and Listening Dictation, subscribe to this course today!

Copyright 1995-2019 Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. Used under license, see https://languagecanvas.com


Language Canvas, LLC BBB Business ReviewFacebook Twitter