Level 2 Lesson 8 / Telling the time / 한 시, 두 시, 세 시, 네 시 …

Now that we have learned the two different number systems in Korean, it is time to talk about the time!Through this lesson, learn how to ask and tell the time in Korean! In Korean, you use the native Korean numbers to tell the time, and the sino-Korean numbers to tell the minute. Find out more about how to go about doing this by listening to the lesson.

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And we have two 질문 [jil-mun] for you!

1. What did 영주 say at the end? And what does it mean in English?

2. What time is it right now in your city? Write the time in the comment using Korean, not the numbers. ; )

Thank you!

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Level 2 Lesson 8 / Telling the time / 한 시, 두 시, 세 시, 네 시 …
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  • Anna

    지그믈 여섯시 이십분이에요.

    • Anna

      지금을*

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    Quiz question: 저는 메일 밤 열 시에 드러마를 봐요?
    I watch dramas every night at 10:00?

    지금은 아홉시 사십분이에요.

  • mi

    지금은 다섯시 십칠분이에요.

  • Anna

    지금은 열한 시 이십삼 분이에요.

  • nin

    지금은 오후 네 시 삼십심 분이에요.
    어제 밤(이?) 열한 시에 널 보였어요. 클럽에 있어요. (I used “boinda” instead of “boda” because I wanted to make it seem like “you were seen”, does it make sense?

  • Mudra Patel

    지금 아침에 두시여요, 그래서, 만약 나 아버지는 방에 왔어요, 저는 정말 죽을 거예요. –> its two in the night, so if my father came to the room, i am really going to die. i just started learning korean, so i hope you can help me out. 고맙습니다

    • Justin Steven Cruz

      I’m not a professional in korean, but I think if you want to say that (that is a little bit complicated for your level) I’m not 100% but I think i would be like:

      지금은 밤에 2시라서 아버지가 방에 오면 저는 진짜 죽을 거예요!

      Notes: 아침 means MORNING.

  • Danisbel’s life

    지금은 아치 (there is an ㅁ that I am not able to type) 아홉시 사십분

  • Justin Steven Cruz

    지금은 10시 12분이에요!

  • Syrah Syara

    지금은 열시 십분이에요.

  • Lydia

    Quiz question – I watch dramas every night at 10pm.(jigeum eun yeodeol si ee sib sa)

    • Aiya

      매일 밤 열 시에 드라마 봐요. (I’m not good with romanization, but here it goes: maeil bam yeol si ee deurama bwa yo.)

  • Lulu Firdaus

    지금 열한 시 십일 분이예요.

  • yi

    지금은 오후 다섯 시 이십칠 분이에요.

  • Rebeca Silva Santana

    지감은 두시 오십이 분.
    Now is 2:52.

  • Lovely Nody (나다)

    저는 매일 아침 9시(까지) 출근해요. 퇴근은 보통 6시 30분에 해요.
    = I get to work by 9 every morning. I usually leave work at 6:30
    까지 means “to” .. so why did you use it ?
    Why not : 9시에 ?
    And we can say 보통 6시 30분에 퇴근해요. right?

  • Aiya

    지금은 한 시 삼십삼 분이에요.

  • Inês

    지금 열덟 시 삼십사 분이예요.

  • 민수

    지금은 네시 이십 분이예요.

  • Liv

    지금 열아홉 시 사십오 분이에요

  • Eux Ho

    Can anyone explain in “내일 수업이 4시 반에 끝나요”, what does this 이 mean and why is it attached behind nouns? How to use?

    • Billy

      i think its subject marking particle which are i for consonants and ga for vowel. CMIW