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Do you know the counter for pieces? Find out at the end of this video!
Hi everybody! I'm Alisha.
안녕하세요. 노경진입니다.
Welcome to Korean Counters for Beginners, where you'll learn how to count all sorts of different objects in Korean! Seonsaengnim (선생님), what counter will we learn in this lesson?
번 (beon)
First, let's take a look at what kind of objects can be counted with this counter.
When you're counting the number of times, you can use the counter...
번 (beon)
This counter is for counting the number of times rather than objects. When you are counting the number of times that you did something, such as watching a movie, or going to the gym, you can use this counter.
Okay, let's count from 1 to 10 with this counter. When you're counting floors you should use Sino-Korean numbers, which are based on Chinese characters.
한 번
두 번
세 번
네 번
다섯 번
여섯 번
일곱 번
여덟 번
아홉 번
열 번
Like most of the counters, the stress of the counter word should be on the first syllable when you're reading the number five to ten, which has batchim.
daseot bbeon(다섯 뻔) not daseot beon(다섯 번)
yeoseot bbeon(여섯 뻔) not yeoseot beon(여섯 번)
ilgop bbeon(일곱 뻔) not ilgop beon (일곱 번)
yedeol bbeon(여덜 뻔) not yedeol beon (여덜 번)
ahop bbeon(아홉 뻔) not ahop beon (아홉 번)
yeol bbeon(열 뻔) not yeol beon (열 번)
Okay. Now let's take a look at some sample sentences using this counter. Listen carefully to what sorts of objects can be counted with this counter.
나는 이 영화를 여섯 번 봤습니다.
I've watched this movie 6 times.
한국에 네 번 갔었습니다.
I've been to Korea 4 times.
비밀번호를 세 번 틀리면 은행 계좌가 막힙니다.
If you enter the wrong PIN number 3 times, your bank account will be locked.
Now it's time for a Quiz. I'm going to ask you a question in English. Please answer the question in Korean. Are you ready? Be sure to use the right counter.
How many times have you read this book?
저는 이 책을 일곱 번 읽었습니다.
How many times have you been to this restaurant?
이 레스토랑에 다섯 번 갔습니다.
Do you know the counter for pieces? The answer is...
조각
This counter can be used for any kind of piece, such as pieces of a cake, or pieces of broken machines.
치즈케이크 한 조각 주세요.
One piece of cheesecake, please.
Okay, everyone. That's it for this lesson. We'll see you next time!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What is your favorite movie? How many times have you watched it?

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Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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Hi 벤, Joey,


Sorry for the confusion. When counting 'floors', you would use Sino Korean numbers:


일층

이층

삼층


and so forth. When you are counting the number of times that you did something (like in the example that followed), you use pure Korean numbers:


한 번

두 번

세 번


Hope this cleared things up a bit

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Lyn

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Thursday at 09:38 PM
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Does it use Sino-Korean or pure Korean numbers? The host said Sino-Korean number but the examples were pure Korean numbers.

Joey
Thursday at 09:13 AM
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I am confused. In this video, Alisha says to use Sino-Korean numbers when counting the number of times. However, the lesson is using Pure-Korean numbers.