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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?
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 05:43 PM
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안녕하세요 Nicoleta,

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Saturday at 06:45 PM
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Hi, thank you for your lessons.

I have a question: if I have a free account, can I only watch the first 3 lessons in this pathway called "Korean in 3-minute videos?" For some reason, I don't seem to have access to the other videos, and I was wondering if this might be the reason.


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Tuesday at 12:48 AM
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Hi Korean Beginner,

Thanks for posting, You just combine the two numbers (like you would with 25: 20(twenty) + 5(five)). In the case of 13, it would be 10(십) + 3(삼)=십삼, etc.

Hope this helped.



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Korean Beginner
Thursday at 01:42 PM
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Hello there,

how to form higher numbers like 13, 67 92 etc. using these numbers?

Thank you

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Wednesday at 07:52 AM
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안녕하세요 Stella,

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Saturday at 04:32 PM
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Hello, I can't watch these videos.😭

Why ???

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Tuesday at 03:38 AM
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Hi Justin,

Thank you for posting. To answer your question, most likely, native Koreans will understand what you are saying, but will think that you have not gotten the Korean numeric system down yet(and some may even correct you/make a correction). 😅

Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.



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Sunday at 06:04 PM
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What happens if I use Sino Korean numbers for something you're supposed to use Native Korean for? Will people actually not understand?

Wednesday at 09:24 AM
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Hi Tiahna,

Thanks for posting. Actually, Sino Korean numbers can be used in various other situations, some examples are:

minutes, seconds

months (both for counting the calendar like January, February, etc., but also for the number of months in terms of duration (keep in mind that native Korean counters can be used too.


삼 개월 동안 바빴어요.=I was busy for three months.

세 달 걸렸어요. It took three months(to get it done).

It can also be used to count money, portions of food, etc., to name a few.

As for the rest, you will likely pick it up as you continue your Korean studies.

And from 100 and after, you only use Sino-Korean numbers, keep this in mind!



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Monday at 02:14 PM
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Loved the lesson! But some quick questions! Are the Chinese-based numbers for Korean only used for giving out your phone number or for more situations? And do the Chinese-based number go up higher like 1-100? Just would like to make sure! Thank you!