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Do you know how to count minutes? You'll 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?
First, let's take a look at what sorts of objects can be counted with the counter.
When counting hours, you can use this counter.
It literally means "hours". You can use this counter when reading hours – for example, 1 o'clock, or 2 o'clock. When someone asks you what time it is, simply answer the question using this counter.
Okay, let's count from 1 to 10 with this counter.
한 시
두 시
세 시
네 시
다섯 시
여섯 시
일곱 시
여덟 시
아홉 시
열 시
This counter sounds different when it meets with the numbers that have batchim. I think by now you know which numbers they are going to be. That's right, it's 5 to 10. Noh Seonsaengnim (노선생님), could you read the numbers one more time?
For number 5, it's daseot ssi(다섯 씨) not daseot si(다섯 시)
For number 6, it's yeoseot ssi(여섯 씨) not yeoseot si(여섯 시)
For number 7, it's ilgop ssi(일곱 씨) not ilgop si (일곱 시)
For number 8, it's yedeol ssi(여덜 씨) not yedeol si (여덜 시)
For number 9, it's ahop ssi(아홉 씨) not ahop si (아홉 시)
For number 10, it's yeol ssi(열 씨) not yeol si (열 시)
Okay. Now let's take a look at some sample sentences using this counter.
지금은 아홉 시입니다. (jigeumeun ahop si-imnida.)
It's 9 o'clock now.
저는 오후 다섯 시에는 꼭 집에 있어야 합니다. (jeoneun ohu daseo sieneun kkok jibe isseoya hamnida.)
I have to be at home at 5 p.m.
내일 아침 열한 시에 만나자. (naeil achim yeolhan sie mannaja.)
Let's meet at 11 in the morning.
It's now time for a quiz. I'm going to ask you a question in English. Answer the question in Korean. Are you ready? Make sure to use the right counter.
What time shall we meet this Saturday?
이번 토요일 오후 세 시에 만나자. (ibeon toyoil ohu se sie mannaja.)
What time would you like to check in?
밤 10 시에 체크인 하겠습니다. (bam yeol sie chekeuin hagessumnida.)
This counter can be used only for counting hours. So what about minutes? Do you know what counter you can use for minutes? The answer is...
분 (bun)
It means "minutes". Unlike the usage of the counter 시(si), you should use Sino-Korean numbers when you're reading minutes. Noh Seonsaengnim (노선생님) will give you an example.
지금은 두 시 이십이 분입니다. (jigeumeun du si isibi bunimnida.)
It means "It's 2:22". In English, all numbers can be read as "2". However, in Korean, you should tell the time with pure Korean numbers, and minutes with Sino-Korean numbers.
Okay, everyone. That's it for this lesson. I'll see you next time!