Numbers

Korean Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Korean Vocabulary
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Structure Korean Grammar

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Korean. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Korean Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Korean is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Korean, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in Korean

Numbers Korean Audio
One하나/일
hana/il
First첫 번째
cheos beonjjae
Two둘/이
dul/i
Second
cho
Three셋/삼
ses/sam
Third세 번째
se beonjjae
Four넷/사
nes/sa
Fourth네 번째
ne beonjjae
Five다섯/오
daseos/o
Fifth다섯 번째
daseos beonjjae
Six여섯/육
yeoseos/yug
Sixth여섯 번째
yeoseos beonjjae
Seven일곱/칠
ilgob/chil
Seventh일곱 번째
ilgob beonjjae
Eight여덟/팔
yeodeolb/pal
Eighth여덟 번째
yeodeolb beonjjae
Nine아홉/구
ahob/gu
Ninth아홉 번째
ahob beonjjae
Ten열/십
yeol/sib
Tenth열 번째
yeol beonjjae
Eleven열하나/십일
yeolhana/sib-il
Eleventh열한 번째
yeolhan beonjjae
Twelve열둘/십이
yeoldul/sib-i
Twelfth열두 번째
yeoldu beonjjae
Thirteen열셋/십삼
yeolses/sibsam
Thirteenth열세 번째
yeolse beonjjae
Fourteen열넷/십사
yeolnes/sibsa
Fourteenth열네 번째
yeolne beonjjae
Fifteen열다섯/십오
yeoldaseos/sib-o
Fifteenth열다섯 번째
yeoldaseos beonjjae
Sixteen열여섯/십육
yeol-yeoseos/sib-yug
Sixteenth열여섯 번째
yeol-yeoseos beonjjae
Seventeen열일곱/십칠
yeol-ilgob/sibchil
Seventeenth열일곱 번째
yeol-ilgob beonjjae
Eighteen열여덟/십팔
yeol-yeodeolb/sibpal
Eighteenth열여덟 번째
yeol-yeodeolb beonjjae
Nineteen열아홉/십구
yeol-ahob/sibgu
Nineteenth열아홉 번째
yeol-ahob beonjjae
Twenty스물/이십
seumul/isib
Twentieth스무번째
seumubeonjjae
Thirty three (31)서른셋/삼십삼
seoleunses/samsibsam
One hundred (100)
baeg
Three hundred and sixty (360)삼백 육십
sambaeg yugsib
One thousand (1000)
cheon
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)이천 십사
icheon sibsa
One million백만
baegman
Once한 번
han beon
Twice두 번
du beon

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Korean sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Korean Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Korean Audio
I'm 30 years old저는 서른 살입니다
jeoneun seoleun sal-ibnida
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother저는 두 명의 여동생과 한 명의 남동생이 있습니다
jeoneun du myeong-ui yeodongsaeng-gwa han myeong-ui namdongsaeng-i issseubnida
English is my first language영어는 저의 모국어입니다
yeong-eoneun jeoui mogug-eoibnida
Her second language is Spanish그녀의 제 2 언어는 스페인어입니다
geunyeoui je 2 eon-eoneun seupein-eoibnida

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Korean

School Korean Audio
Answer
dab
Book
chaeg
Books서적
seojeog
Chair의자
uija
Desk책상
chaegsang
Dictionary사전
sajeon
Laptop언어들
eon-eodeul
Library도서관
doseogwan
Notebook (paper notebook)공책
gongchaeg
Page페이지
peiji
Paper종이
jong-i
Pen
pen
Pencil연필
yeonpil
Question문제/질문
munje/jilmun
School학교
haggyo
Student학생
hagsaeng
Teacher선생님
seonsaengnim
University대학교
daehaggyo

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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
I have a question질문이 있어요
jilmun-i iss-eoyo
To listen듣다
deudda
To read읽다
ilgda
To speak말하다
malhada
To think생각하다
saeng-gaghada
To understand이해하다
ihaehada
To write쓰다
sseuda
What's the name of that book?이 책 이름이 뭐예요?
i chaeg ileum-i mwoyeyo?
What do you do for a living?직업이 뭐예요?
jig-eob-i mwoyeyo?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)저는 (선생님/예술가/기술자) 입니다
jeoneun (seonsaengnim/yesulga/gisulja) ibnida
Oh! That's good!오! 그거 좋네요!
o! geugeo johneyo!
Can I practice with you?당신과 함께 연습해도 될까요?
dangsingwa hamkke yeonseubhaedo doelkkayo?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Korean about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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