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Seol: 안녕하세요. 윤설입니다.
Yujin: 안녕하세요. 유진입니다.
Keith: Hey everybody, Keith here. Newbie Lesson #18. What Time Is It?
Seol: It’s a quite plain title.
Keith: Yeah I ran out of ideas.
Yujin: Ah but it’s very important guys.
Keith: If you don’t like the titles, why don’t you like some scripts yourself?
Seol: Okay. I will do my best so I can come up with a very, very good idea.
Keith: Please do.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: Please take some of the work off my back okay.
Seol: Okay.
Keith: All right, so today we are continuing on with Ryuji and the detective 형사. So we’ve talked about the date, we’ve talked about birthdays, we’ve talked about age, we’ve talked about cockroaches.
Seol: I remember the cockroach thing. Ah I didn’t like it.
Keith: Well I bet Ryuji didn’t like it much either. All right, so now today, we are talking about time. Now Time in Korean is as you may have guessed, it requires numbers but here in Korean, we need both the native Korean numbers and the Sino-Korean numbers. So we are going to tackle that topic today. So Seol can you introduce today’s conversation for us?
Seol: Ryuji and 형사 are talking about time because Ryuji is very hungry. He thinks that he should eat his lunch now. So he is asking time to 형사.
Keith: Yeah because he is hungry and he wants to eat. It’s kind of like you asking me, hey….
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: Let’s go – let’s finish, let’s eat.
Seol: It’s time to go home.
Keith: It’s time to go home, well Ryuji cannot go home.
Seol: Yeah.
Keith: All right, so again Ryuji is using standard politeness level and 형사 the detective is using intimate politeness level. All right, so let’s listen in.
(1)류지: 아… 배고파… 형사님, 지금 몇 시예요?
(2)형사: 지금은… 열두 시 오 분.
(3)류지: 지금은 몇 시예요?
(4)형사: 열두시 십 분.
(5)류지: 지금은요?
(6)형사: 열두시 십삼 분!
(7)류지: 아… 배고파…
Keith: Seol, how did you feel about the conversation?
Seol: You know what, Ryuji keeps asking time within like 10 minutes and he is asking time more than 3 times. Oh I feel sorry for him.
Keith: Well this guy has got to eat. Well let’s talk about jail a little bit.
Seol: Wait a minute! I don’t know anything about jail. You have an experience, right?
Keith: No.
Seol: I am just kidding.
Keith: So in the movies because that’s all we can base our information on right? In Korean movies, unless you guys have your own experiences, no…
Yujin: No, no, never.
Keith: Okay so in prison, what do they eat?
Seol: Umm I don’t know but according to movies, they eat just usual meals.
Keith: So it’s not like they get any worse food?
Yujin: Not really these days.
Seol: So how was your experience in jail?
Keith: Well I don’t have any experience, I don’t have anything but in America, I hear that you know, you just get a bologna sandwich, that’s it.
Seol: That’s it?
Keith: Yeah or something really, really simple and really cheap.
Seol: Oh I feel sorry for them.
Keith: But Korean prisoners are treated really well then hah!
Seol: Well that’s a different story but…but I think when it comes to meal, Korean prisoners are better.
Keith: Well enough about food, let’s talk about the time because we are running out of it. So the first word we have is
Seol: 님.
Keith: Honorific suffix.
Seol: 님.
Keith: Next we have
Seol: 시.
Keith: Hour.
Seol: 시.
Keith: Next is
Seol: 분.
Keith: Minute
Seol: 분.
Keith: Next
Seol: 지금.
Keith: Now
Seol: 지금 [slowly - broken down by syllable] 지금 [natural native speed]
Keith: Now let’s talk about 님 a little bit. We had an honorific suffix 씨. What’s the difference between these two? 님 usually attaches to titles, don’t they?
Seol: Right like 선생님.
Keith: Teacher.
Seol: 교수님.
Keith: Professor.
Seol: 부모님.
Keith: Parents. So this is usually used with titles, not used with names very often. All right, so now as today’s lesson is about time, we will go over it in the conversation. So let’s break it down real quick. The first line we have is
Seol: 아… 배고파.
Keith: Oh I am hungry.
Seol: 형사님.
Keith: Let’s break that down.
Seol: 형사
Keith: Detective.
Seol: 님
Keith: Honorific suffix. So if you just say 형사 that’s calling him, you don’t have to say their name, you can just say their title. So here he says detective and then he adds 님 the honorific suffix because why? He is hungry, that’s why. So he wants to be polite when he is hungry right. So next we have
Seol: 지금 몇 시예요?
Keith: Okay let’s break that down real quick.
Seol: 지금
Keith: Now
Seol: 몇
Keith: How many.
Seol: 시
Keith: Hour.
Seol: 예요
Keith: Is. Standard politeness level. Now this is the standard way. This is like a fixed phrase to ask what the time is. So let’s have that phrase again.
Seol: 몇 시예요?
Keith: How many hour is, literally but what time is it. Next is
Yujin: 지금은… 열두 시 오 분.
Keith: Okay let’s break that down real quick.
Yujin: 지금
Keith: Now.
Yujin: 은
Keith: Topic marking particle.
Yujin: 열두 시
Keith: 12 o’ clock.
Yujin: 오 분
Keith: 5. 12:05. Now let’s break down time a little bit. Our native Korean numbers, let’s have a quick review 1 through 12.
Seol: 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷, 다섯, 여섯, 일곱, 여덟, 아홉, 열, 열하나, 열둘.
Keith: 1 through 12. Now if you want to say the hour, we just add 시 to those numbers but the thing is, numbers 1 through 4 change slightly in pronunciation. Let’s go over 1 o’ clock.
Seol: 한 시.
Keith: 1 hour. 시 is hour. So 1 hour, what’s 1?
Seol: 하나.
Keith: But it changes to
Seol: 한.
Keith: And then we add
Seol: 시.
Keith: 1 hour, 1 o’ clock. 2 is
Seol: 둘.
Keith: And now we have 2 o’ clock.
Seol: 두 시.
Keith: Changes slightly in pronunciation. Next we have 3 o’ clock.
Seol: 세 시.
Keith: Next we have 3
Seol: 셋.
Keith: And with the change, it’s
Seol: 세 시.
Keith: Okay now we have 4
Seol: 넷.
Keith: And now when we add hour
Seol: 네 시.
Keith: Okay. So we just have 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and then add 시 and you get the hour. Okay so let’s go over the rest of the hours really quickly. 5 o’ clock is
Seol: 다섯 시.
Keith: There is no change in pronunciation. Just the number and 시. Remember, we are using the native Korean numbers. Next we have 6 o’ clock.
Seol: 여섯 시.
Keith: 7 o’ clock.
Seol: 일곱 시.
Keith: 8 o’ clock.
Seol: 여덟 시.
Keith: 9 o’ clock.
Seol: 아홉 시.
Keith: 10 o’ clock.
Seol: 열 시.
Keith: 11 o’ clock.
Seol: 열한 시.
Keith: Now remember over here, 11 is
Seol: 열하나.
Keith: But it changes because 하나 1 is the last thing that 시 hour attaches to. So it changes to
Seol: 열한 시.
Keith: And 12 o’ clock changes as well because 둘 2 is what she attaches to. So the number is
Seol: 열두 시.
Keith: All right and now let’s go over minutes really quickly. You just need the Sino-Korean numbers and you add 분. That part is a simple part. Just any number 1 through 60 분. So let’s go over a few numbers, a few key minutes on the clock. 10 minutes
Yujin: 십 분.
Keith: 15 minutes
Yujin: 십오 분.
Keith: 30 minutes.
Yujin: 삼십 분.
Keith: 45 minutes.
Yujin: 사십오 분.
Keith: Okay so those are all the numbers and then 분. There is no pronunciation changes there. So when we want to say the time, we say native Korean number 시 hour, Sino-Korean number 분 minute. So let’s have a couple of examples really quickly. 12:01
Seol: 열두 시 일 분.
Keith: 1:15
Yujin: 한 시 십오 분.
Keith: 2:30
Seol: 두 시 삼십 분.
Keith: 3:45
Yujin: 세 시 사십오 분.
Keith: Okay. So this is going to take a little getting used to. Remember, native Korean numbers for the hour, Sino-Korean numbers for the minutes. All right, so let’s finish up really quickly. Next line we have is
Seol: 몇 시예요?
Keith: Our fixed phrase what time is it and now we have
Yujin: 열두 시 십 분.
Keith: 12 hour 10 minute, 12:10. Next is
Seol: 몇 시예요?
Keith: Hungry? What time is it? And now we have
Yujin: 열두 시 심삽 분.
Keith: And angry, 12 hour 13 minute, 12:13 and finally we have
Seol:아… 배고파.
Keith: I am hungry.
Seol: Yeah.


Keith: I am hungry too. Let’s wrap this up. All right, remember to stop by KoreanClass101.com. There you will find the accompanying PDF. We will have a detailed write up. We will write up everything. We will give you as many examples as we can. Remember to stop by and leave us a post. All right, any questions, let us know. Remember you can contact us at contactus@KoreanClass101.com. All right that’s going to do it. See you later.
Seol: 나중에 봐요.
Yujin: 다음 시간에 만나요.


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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Can you tell us what time it is right now in your country?

Thursday at 03:35 PM
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Rightnow it's already 도시 삼삼분 pm in the philippines

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Tuesday at 02:06 PM
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Hi Nandika,

Thanks for posting, the correct time is 십삼 분, not 삼십 분, so there's actually nothing incorrect in the transcript.

Hi Dharmendra, AMISHA, 첼시,

Thank you for sharing with us! Please let us know if you have any inquiries.



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Sunday at 05:49 AM
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아홉 시 사십칠 분

Thursday at 11:45 PM
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todays class was really interesting

Wednesday at 02:49 PM
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Jeugem eun yeaohan si samsip bun.

Wednesday at 12:31 PM
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In the lesson transcript in one part you have written the time wrong.

U have given in the lesson transcript as

열두 시 심삽 분 - - it's wrong

열두 시 삼십 분 - - - - this is the correct one

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Hi Ula,

Thanks for posting. For mornings add 오전 in front of the time, for afternoons (evenings), add 오후.

Hi DeeDee,

Thanks for commenting. Great job!



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Thursday at 03:53 AM
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지금은 한 시 오십 분입니다.


Wednesday at 03:40 AM
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Hi, is there a way to specify that a time is in the afternoon? Like to say 5pm or 17:00?

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Monday at 09:13 PM
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Hi Vidhya,

Thanks for sharing! Could you try writing it in Korean? 😄

Hello Marcel,

Thanks for posting, If you want to say X:13, then it would be X시 십 삼분.

Please let us know if this wasn't what you were inquiring about.



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