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안녕하세요. 에이미에요. 반가워요.
Hi everybody! I’m Amy.
Welcome to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
In the last lesson, we learned some words used when apologizing in Korean, including 죄송합니다 and 미안해. In this lesson we are going to learn some numbers.
Yes, numbers:
숫자! There are actually two systems of counting in Korean. In this lesson you're going to learn the Chinese-based numbers one to ten. And you're going to learn them in only three minutes, 삼분!
Are you ready? Then let’s start!
일, one.
[slowly] 일.
이, two.
[slowly] 이.
삼, three.
[slowly] 삼.
사, four.
[slowly] 사.
오, five.
[slowly] 오.
육, six.
[slowly] 육.
칠, seven.
[slowly] 칠.
팔, eight.
[slowly] 팔.
구, nine.
[slowly] 구.
십, ten.
[slowly] 십.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
1 일
2 이
3 삼
4 사
5 오
6 육
7 칠
8 팔
9 구
10 십
Great job!
Now, what comes before 일? Do you know how to say “zero” in Korean? It’s 영, but in phone numbers it's often said 공.
[slowly] 영, 공.
Imagine someone tells you a phone number. Can you understand it?
010-3175-4268
공일공, 삼, 일, 칠, 오 사, 이, 육, 팔
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
As we mentioned earlier, Korean has two systems of counting: the Chinese-based one we're learning now, and a native Korean one. The Chinese-based one is easier, so we're learning it first.
But we’ll learn the native Korean counting system in the very next next 삼분 한국어 lesson. See you then!
다음에 또 만나요!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Friday at 7:05 pm
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Hi Ainsley,

Thank you for asking.

They sound just the same, so you might be confused when you just hear the word alone. Korean people usually figure out the meaning by the context, and I believe you will be able to do that well!

Thank you again,

Jae
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Ainsley
Friday at 10:27 am
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One question: are 이 (teeth) and 이 (two) homophones? Do these two get confused often?

Thursday at 9:18 am
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Hi Jamie,

Thanks for sharing with us! :smile:

Cheers,
Lyn
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Jamie
Tuesday at 5:19 am
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I don’t know if anyone was curious, but I thought I’d post the Chinese numbers here so everyone can see the similarity. The characters aren’t anything alike because Chinese characters aren’t phonetically based like Hangul is, but the sounds are very close.
零 líng
一 yī
二 èr
三 sān
四 sì
五 wǔ
六 lìu
七 qī
八 bā
九 jǐu
十 shī
Now you guys can count in Chinese too :smile:

Friday at 9:01 pm
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Hi i love korea,

Thanks for posting. We hope you will be able to achieve your goal, and that our lessons will be of help to you.
Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way!

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

i love korea
Thursday at 5:36 am
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Biggest reason im learning korean is because i’d like to be trilingual I speak english and spanish fluently and i’d love to add korean to the list!

Friday at 5:05 pm
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Hello TondyLovesKorean,

Thank you for posting. You can master any language, including Korean, if you do not give up and study continuously, so study hard! And please let us know if you have any questions along the way.

Sincerely,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

TondyLovesKorean
Thursday at 12:16 am
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How long would it take me to learn Korean using korean 101?

Wednesday at 11:45 am
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Hi Lilah,

Thank you for posting. Yes, these were the Sino-Korean (Chinese-based) numbers.

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Lilah
Monday at 12:40 pm
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This was Chinese, right? Because I remember hana, dul, and sep as Korean’s one, two, and three.