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Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Keith: Keith here! Beginner Lesson #8 – Exchanging Phone Numbers. I like this lesson. Don’t tell me you don’t like it.
Seol: You need my phone number?
Keith: Yeah.
Seol: You want to ask it?
Keith: Yeah.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: Hey, you haven’t been picking up my phone calls these days. Have you changed your number or something or…?
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: A little too busy for me?
Seol: Okay. I don’t have your phone number and you have my own phone number too. Yeah, I’m using the same number so you don’t have to worry about it.
Keith: You know what I’m going to ask you for your number anyway. But this time, I’m going to do it in Korean.
Seol: 화이팅!
Keith: Let’s mess up. So in today’s lesson, you’re going to be listening to two people exchanging their phone numbers, their cell phone numbers to be more exact. To do that, we need to know the basic numbers in Korean. So in today’s lesson, we’re going to be covering the Sino Korean numbers. These are numbers influenced by China. Korean has two number systems. So today, just know that we’re going to be working on the Sino Korean numbers. So let’s jump right into it.

Lesson conversation

전화번호가 뭡니까?
윤설 영-일-일-이-사-삼-육-칠-팔-팔-구입니다. 전화번호가 뭡니까?
Seol: 한 번 더 천천히.
전화번호가 뭡니까?
윤설 영-일-일-이-사-삼-육-칠-팔-팔-구입니다. 전화번호가 뭡니까?
Seol: 영어로 한 번 더.
전화번호가 뭡니까?
Keith: What is your telephone number?
윤설 영-일-일-이-사-삼-육-칠-팔-팔-구입니다. 전화번호가 뭡니까?
Keith: It is 011-2436-7889. What is your telephone number?
Keith: It is 019-9923-4155.
Keith: Seol, what did you think of these numbers?
Seol: Too many.
Keith: Too many, right? Well actually, you know what? I think Korean numbers or the Sino Korean numbers are pretty easy actually. If you memorize them, you can count to whenever you want them.
Seol: Yeah. Yes, yes.
Keith: It’s pretty easy. So why don’t we learn this awesome Sino Korean numbers? First we have…
Seol: 전화 [natural native speed]
Keith: “Phone.” Next is…
Seol: 번호 [natural native speed]
Keith: “Number.” Together it’s…
Seol: 전화번호 [natural native speed]
Keith: “Phone number.”
Seol: 전화번호 [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 전화번호 [natural native speed].
Keith: This is followed by…
Seol: 뭡니까? [natural native speed].
Keith: “What.” This is the question word “what” in the most polite form.
Seol: 뭡니까? [slowly - broken down by syllable]. 뭡니까? [natural native speed].
Keith: We’re going to go over the numbers zero through ten. So first is zero.
Seol: 공 [natural native speed]
Keith: This is also said as…
Seol: 일 [natural native speed]
Keith: Okay. These two are interchangeable.
Seol: 공 [natural native speed], 일 [natural native speed].
Keith: One (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 일 [natural native speed]
Keith: Two (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 이 [natural native speed]
Keith: Three (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 삼 [natural native speed]
Keith: Four (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 사 [natural native speed]
Keith: Five (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 오 [natural native speed]
Keith: Six (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 육 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Keith: Seven (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 칠 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Keith: Eight (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 팔 [natural native speed]
Keith: Nine (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 구 [natural native speed]
Keith: Ten (Chinese character-based Korean).
Seol: 십 [natural native speed]

Lesson focus

Keith: The reason we’re stopping at 10 is because you can count from 11 to 19 with all the numbers we just went over. So how do we do this? How do you do 11? Seol, can you explain it to us?
Seol: 십일.
Keith: Okay. What is that exactly?
Seol: Ten plus one, so 십일 “ten one.”
Keith: Which is 11. So what you say is “ten one” and you get “eleven.” Next is…
Seol: 십이
Keith: That’s 12. Thirteen?
Seol: 십삼
Keith: Fourteen?
Seol: 십사
Keith: Fifteen?
Seol: 십오
Keith: Sixteen?
Seol: 십육
Keith: You get the picture, right? So 십일 “ten one.” That’s “eleven.” 십이 “ten two”, that’s twelve. Okay. What if you wanted to say “twenty”? How do you say “20”, Seol?
Seol: 이십.
Keith: 이십. Can you explain what that is?
Seol: “Two ten.”
Keith: The Chinese counting system is very, very logical. You just put “two ten.” Two tens is twenty. So that’s twenty. And if you want to do twenty-one, what do you think it is?
Seol: 이십일.
Keith: So that’s “two ten one”. Once again, “two tens” is twenty plus one, that’s 21.Why don’t you, the listeners, try to get twenty-two? Ready? Go! Okay. Did you get it?
Seol: 이십이
Keith: Okay. Once again, that’s “two ten two,” “twenty two.” If you know the numbers one through nine, you can count all the way up to 99, which is…
Seol: 구십구
Keith: Okay. And from there, a hundred is…
Seol: I think it’s enough for today?
Keith: Really?
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: But I…
Seol: Now we can count 99. That’s enough.
Keith: But I like the hundred.
Seol: For you, we will wait for the next time.
Keith: Well, I guess that’s going to do it for today. Remember to stop by at KoreanClass101.com. There you’ll find the accompanying PDF with numbers for you to practice and practice and practice. Remember people, languages is all about practice. So remember to pick up that PDF. And also, there’s a premium learning center with all the learning tools to bring everything together. And if you want to know what a hundred is, maybe, maybe, maybe Seol will be kind enough to tell us what it is if you leave a comment, or maybe you can just ask for a phone number. Probably maybe. Well, see you later.
Seol: 안녕!
Keith: 안녕!


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Monday at 06:30 PM
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여러분.. If you know Chinese or Japanese at all, these numbers sound similar don't they? And the way it's used to count is pretty much the same way.

Thursday at 06:11 AM
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Saturday at 10:24 PM
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Hi Kathy,

Thanks for posting. Before Hangul was created, Koreans used Chinese figures to read and write. So even though Hangul was created, many Sino Korean words were continuously used (even up to today). This is the reason why there are two sets of numbers--one Native Korean, and one Sino Korean. While you will likely use Native Korean numbers more in everyday life (for counting things, age, etc.), Sino Korean is used as well--for counting money, phone numbers, math equations, minutes/seconds (for hours we use Native Korean), etc. This is the reason why you will need to know both sets of numbers. However, Native Korean numbers are used up to 99, and from 100 you will use Sino Korean numbers. (I know this is confusing). There are some lessons focused on numbers:



https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/learn-korean-in-three-minutes-6-chinesebased-numbers-110/ (lesson 6-8)




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Wednesday at 03:19 PM
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Hello Kathy,

Thank you for posting.

You can find more information about Korean numbers in these lessons:



The Fast track to fluency lesson checklist is in the download PDFs section. (The PDF icon in the main audio player.)

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Kathy 캐시
Thursday at 06:37 AM
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And I don’t see the “Fast track to fluency lesson checklist”?

Kathy 캐시
Thursday at 06:33 AM
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So why do you use two different sets of numbers and how do you know when to use which one? Thanks

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Thursday at 01:40 PM
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Hi Jjan Sogeum,

Thanks for posting and that is really great to hear! Let us know if you have any questions.



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Jjan Sogeum
Tuesday at 04:28 AM
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lol!My friends and I ask random people for there numbers when we me meet people in real lifeㅋㅋㅋ!!!This will be so useful when I meet friends!!!

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Hi Anvar,

Thank you for posting.

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Sunday at 03:32 PM
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I'm going through dialogue and vocab skipping lesson Audio.

I did Korean class for 6 months years ago so I know basic grammar.

With that being said, am I making full of the course by learning dialogue and vocabulary?