Level 1 Lesson 15 / Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사 ….

In this TTMIK lesson, we are talking about numbers. In Korean there are two sets of number, one is native Korean numbers and the other set is sino-Korean numbers. Sino-Korean numbers are numbers that are based on the Chinese language (therefore if you speak Chinese, you will find that the sino-Korean numbers are quite similar to the Chinese numbers), and in this lesson we are introducing numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 100, and 1,000.

Numbers are not always easy to memorize, especially if you don’t have to use them often, so be sure to practice using them every chance you get!


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Level 1 Lesson 15 / Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사 ….
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  • Bailey Dority

    Do you have any tips on making your reading flow better while reading korean?

  • Angeline

    Is there a difference between the Sino-Korean numbers and the all Korean numbers like do you have to use a certain numbering system in a situation or can I just use one?
    For me, it would be easier to just learn the Sino-Korean numbers because I can just translate it to Chinese (my first language) than to Korean.

  • Liz

    일 이 삼 사 오 륙/육 칠 팔 구 십
    3789 – 삼천칠백팔십구
    146 – 백사십육
    25 – 이십오
    감사합니다! 🙂