In any language and culture, numbers are an essential part of everyday life, but when you are learning a new language, learning numbers can be a bit of a challenge because the names of the numbers and related terms may be drastically different. You may also have to look at numbers and equations in a slightly different way than you are used. The only way to make this process easier is to actively practice using numbers in the language you are learning. Luckily, the function of numbers and the operations in which you can use them are universal, making the concept of numbers the same in every language!
With this e-book, you will master the Korean number systems and the related words and phrases. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go! 시작!
You can listen to the audio lessons here, and get the accompanying e-book on our store. The e-book has all the words and number units introduced in the audio lessons plus detailed tables for numbers and pronunciations.
Korean Numbers 1 – Sino – Korean Numbers
In Korean, there are two number systems: sino-Korean numbers (based on the Chinese number system) and native Korean numbers. The Korean language was influenced by Chinese, which led to the development of the sino-Korean number system. Over time, however, the native Korean number system and the Chinese-influenced number system have come to coexist in Korean.
Korean Numbers 2 – Native Korean Numbers
The first chapter was about sino-Korean numbers, or the number system which was influenced by Chinese. Let’s build upon that by comparing sino-Korean numbers to native Korean number equivalents from 0 to 10.
Korean Numbers 3 – Counters In Korean
When you count things or people in Korean, you often need to use what is called a “counter” or a “counting unit”. In English, if you want to talk about books, and there happen to be three of them, you can simply say “three books,” but in Korean, you need to use the format of “book + three + counter”.
Korean Numbers 4 – Ordinal Numbers
Korean Numbers 5 – Big Numbers in Korean (million, billion, etc.)
Korean Numbers 6 – Date And Time
Do you know how to tell the date and time in Korean?
Korean Numbers 7 – Decimal Point And Fraction
Korean Numbers 8 – Basic Calculations
Hope you have fun listening to these audio lessons and studying with the e-book! We are working on the e-pub version of the e-book as well, so if you buy this e-book (currently in PDF format) now, we will send you another file (in a couple of weeks) in e-pub format for free, so you can read it on your Kindle, iBooks, Play Books, or other e-pub reader apps. Thank you!
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