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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.
Two lessons ago, we learned to count from one to ten using Chinese numbers. In the last lesson, we learned a whole other way to count from one to ten—using native Korean numbers!
Do you remember all these numbers? Let's see if you can recall the native ones first:
1 하나
2 둘
3 셋
4 넷
5 다섯
6 여섯
7 일곱
8 여덟
9 아홉
10 열
Great job! And how about the Chinese numbers—do you remember those?
1 일
2 이
3 삼
4 사
5 오
6 육
7 칠
8 팔
9 구
10 십
Whew, that's a lot of numbers! But I bet you're wondering what comes next, right?
Well, if you think about it, eleven is just ten plus one. How would you say that in Korean? No need to overthink it:
십 ("ten") plus 일 ("one") equals "eleven,” so “eleven” is 십일.
And how about twelve?
십 ("ten") plus 이 ("two") equals "twelve", so “twelve” is 십이.
Seem too easy to be true? It’s not! And it doesn't get any harder when you hit twenty.
Twenty is really just two tens. Multiply two 이 by ten 십 to get twenty 이십! Just as you'd expect, 삼십 is thirty, 사십 is forty, and so on.
Now that you know how to count tens, you can make it all the way to ninety-nine. For example, I bet you can tell me the Korean word for "eighty-seven," even though we haven't counted nearly that high yet. Can you?
First, we need to say “eighty.” Eighty is eight tens, so “eighty” is 팔십. Finally, say the word for "seven," 칠. 팔십칠 is "eighty-seven."
Let’s learn one more word: The Korean word for "one hundred" is 백.
[slowly] 백.
Can you guess how to say "one hundred fifty" in Korean?
One hundred is 백, and fifty is 오십. So one hundred fifty is..? That's right, it's 백오십! And I'm sure you can figure out how to say "two hundred fifty":
Great job!
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
You just learned how to count above ten for Chinese numbers, but it works the exact same way for native numbers: "eleven" is 열하나 (열 is “ten” and 하나 is “one”), "twelve" is 열둘 (열 is “ten” and 둘 is “two”), and so on.
In the next lesson, we are going to learn the handy phrase 얼마에요? Do you know what it means? We’ll see this phrase and many others that will help you shop!
We'll be waiting for you in our next 삼분 한국어 lesson.
안녕히 계세요! 다음에 봐요!


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Friday at 09:04 PM
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Hello Joel Turnbull (조엘턴벌),

There is no Native Korean Number for 100. We read this as 백, which is Sino-Korean Number.

Enjoy your study and feel free to let us know if you have any inquiries!

Kind regards,

Hyeon Yeong Seo

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Joel Turnbull (조엘턴벌)
Wednesday at 07:04 AM
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Is there a 100 in the Native Korean Number system?

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Friday at 10:24 PM
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Hi Merrel,

Thanks for posting.

You'll be learning as you go as we have a lot of lessons on numbers, but here are some examples:

Native Korean numbers are used in:

-hours (for time, and for duration (in hours))

-one's age

-months (duration, not the actual name of the month, that is Sino Korean numbers)

-counting (people and objects)

Sino-Korean numbers are used in:

-minutes, seconds (telling time, and duration)

-months (only for dates, like January etc)

-years (duration and telling time)

-phone numbers

-math problems



Hope this helped.



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Sunday at 02:24 AM
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Confused here, would like to ask when do you use native korean and chinese number ?

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Thursday at 12:42 AM
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Hi radwa,

Thanks for posting. It is a sound that is not quite 'si' or 'shi' but somewhere in between, as is with the consonant ㅅ.



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Wednesday at 10:25 PM
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i want to ask about the pronunciation of 10 (sip) sometimes it is (s) sound other times it is (sh ) sound so which one is correct?

amd is there any cases where it is pronunciated as (sh)?

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Thursday at 12:50 AM
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Hi Haru,

Thanks for posting. '내게 필요했던 건 나란 걸' is romanized as 'naege piryohaetdeon geon naran geol', and should be pronounced as such!



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Saturday at 12:10 PM
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it's me again,i'm a bit embarrassed to ask about this question cuz it's irrelevant with this lesson.

I just wanna know why in the Levanter song by Stray Kids the lyric '내게 필요했던 건 나란 걸'

sounds 'naege pil-yohaessdeon geon nalan geol', Isn't it should sounds like 'naege pil-yohaessdeon keon nalan keol'?

i'm very confused with something kind of this😭😭

i hope you won't feel annoyed with me

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Saturday at 03:14 AM
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Hi 하루,

Thanks for posting. The pronunciation for 육백 칠십 사(this is how it would be properly written) would be:

yuk-beak chil-sip sa



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Thursday at 07:36 AM
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Hi Haru,

Thanks for posting. Romanization exists to make it easier for you to pronounce Korean words. Batchim rules also exist to make it easier. According to the batchim rules it should be pronounced as yeorana, but if you could properly pronounce it syllable by syllable it would sound like yeol-ha-na. (If you speak yeolhana really quickly however you will end up pronouncing it as yeorana).

I hope this wasn't too confusing for you.



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