Level 1 Lesson 20 / Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷 …

We are back with another number lesson! In lesson 15, we introduced the sino-Korean system and today we are introducing the native Korean number system. Having two separate ways of counting different things might look too complicated, and we will be surprised if you can memorize all the numbers at once and never forget them, but if you keep practicing the numbers in context, you will find it much easier in time. So today, we are going to first introduce the native Korean numbers, and ONLY going to cover how to say your age in Korean. If you can say how old you are in Korean after listening to this lesson, this lesson will have achieved its goal. Thank you! 감사합니다.


You can download both the PDF lesson notes and the MP3 audio track for this lesson below, and if you want to learn with our various textbooks and workbooks, you can get them on our online bookstore at MyKoreanStore.com. If you have any questions about this lesson, please leave us comments below!


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Level 1 Lesson 20 / Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷 …
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  • “When you are counting years, you can use either sino-Korean numbers or native Korean numbers, but the words that you use for counting the years change depending on whether you use sino-Korean numbers and native Korean numbers.”

    Which year word is used for sino and for native Korean numbers?

  • nightrose

    I have a question

    In most lessons I hear a word that sounds like “juwayo” yet I don’t know what it means.

    I probably spelled it wrong but if anybody knows, can they please help me?

    • Ben Dewhurst

      i think i know what your talking about it means ‘i like it’

    • nightrose

      Thanks so much, it’s so much clearer now

  • Chess8Ko

    20 수물
    처는 수무여덟살이에요

  • Amy Nadnapa

    열여셋 살이에요. 감사합니다!

  • Zkyo15

    안녕하세요, 저 니나예요, 열일곱 살 이에요, 처음 뵙겠습니다.

  • Kezza

    한국살, 스물여셋살입니다. 미국살, 스물다셋살이에요.

  • 스물아홉 살이에요

  • Yusra Mj


  • SimFerAtzul

    Set is Seven in Catalan… ahaha

  • SimFerAtzul

    열네 살이에요!

  • Lynn

    저는 스무 살이에요~~

  • kirsty donkor

    열일곱살이에요 😀

  • ButlerOnIce

    열세살이에요 🙂

  • che.1200

    열일곱 살이에요 ^^

  • Alexandra Kremneva

    저는 스물다섯 살이에요 ^^

  • Chelo

    저는 스물세 살이에요 ~

  • Liz

    서른네 살이려나봐요

  • Ozankes

    my age is a 비밀

  • li

    스물한 살이에요. 1996년에 태어났어요.

    You guys are always funny and cute, thank you for making learning Korean easy and not boring. c: