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여러분, 안녕하세요? 에이미에요. Hi, everybody! I’m Amy.
Welcome back to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
In the last lesson, we covered directions in Korean. Today we are going to learn how to ask for, and give, the time.
In Korean, "What time is it?" is
지금 몇 시예요?
The first word, 지금, means "now."
The next word, 몇, means "what time”
Literally, 지금 몇 시예요? means "Right now what time is it?”
When telling the hours—saying what o'clock it is—we use a native Korean number followed by 시:
1 한 시
2 두 시
3 세 시
4 네 시
5 다섯 시
6 여섯 시
7 일곱 시
8 여덟 시
9 아홉 시
10 열 시
11 열한 시
12 열두 시
Remember that the counter for minutes is 분,
and be careful, when counting minutes we use Chinese numbers, while for hours we use Korean numbers.
So 12:12 would be 열두 시 십이 분.
AM in Korean is 오전 and PM is 오후.
The 오 means "noon," so, before noon is 오전and after noon is 오후.
So "seven AM" is 오전 일곱 시, and "eight PM" is 오후 여덟 시.
As in English, we also have special words for noon and midnight. 정오 means noon “sharp” and "midnight" means 자정.
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights:
Unfortunately we do not have special words for a quarter hour. However, we have one for half an hour: 반.
You could say 30 minutes just like English but 반 is easy to say.
So, how would you say “it is 5:30 PM”?
오후 5시 반
how about 5:30 AM?
either 오전 5시 반 or 새벽 5시 반.
That's all for today—and, in fact, for the entire series! Thanks so much for watching all the 삼분 한국어 lessons. You've done a great job to come this far, but don't forget that the most important part is yet to come: get out there and practice all the Korean phrases you've learned! And be sure to check out KoreanClass101.com to take your language knowledge to the next level!
여러분, 들어 주셔 서 대단히 감사합니다!
다음 시리즈에서 또 만나요!