Level 2 Lesson 9 / Counters / 개, 명

We are always surrounded by objects, people, animals and many other stuff, and more often than not, we get to COUNT them. Korean has a different kind of counting system from that of English, so let’s learn how to count things (and people) in Korean. In Korean there are hundreds of counters or counting units, but the two words that are most frequently used are 개 and 명. Let us find out how to use them in context and also learn a few other counters. Thank you for studying with us and please feel free to leave us comments and questions!!

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Level 2 Lesson 9 / Counters / 개, 명
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  • Kaiimeira

    저는 한국 친구가 한 명 있어요

  • Maye Dellosa

    한국 친구 많이 있어요 – does this sound natural?

  • Sara

    한국 친국 없어요. 하지만 캐나다 친국 많이 있어요. 그리고 개 한 마리 있어요. 고양이 한 마리 있어요 .

    If i want to say “i have one cat and one dog” in the same sentence would it be ” 개이랑 고양이 한 마리 있어요”?

  • sousouDZ1

    예전에 한국 잔고 한명 있었어요. 그렇지만 지금은 없어요.

  • Diana Mortagua

    한국 친구 없어요 ㅠㅠ

  • 베스타

    저는 한국 친구가 세 명 있어요 (only in real life). otherwise,
    한국 친구 많이 있어요 😀

    • Maria Uribe

      one question, why did you add a subject marking particle at the end of friend? I though friend would be the object of the sentence rather than the subject please explain im so confused.

  • Maria Uribe

    한국 친구 세 명 있어요 🙂 I didnt add any particles because I figured since this is an answer to a direct question the context was abundantly clear. If I do need them someone please let me know.

  • Mateus Povoleri

    한국 친구는 없어요… 🙁

  • 한국حلمي كوريا

    한국 친구 한 명 있어요

  • 조슈아

    한국 친구 한 명 있어요.
    I have 1 Korean friend.

    TTMIK 책 한 권 있어요. 좋아요!
    I have one TTMIK book. I really like it!

    성경 세 권 없어요. 그런데, 성경 두 권 있어요.
    I don’t have three Bibles. However, I have two.

    A: 죽을래!? (Do you want to die!?)
    B: 응! (Yes!)
    A: 한 대! 두 대! 세 대! (One (punch)! Two (punch)! Three (punch)!)
    B: 아니야! 아니야! (No! No!)
    A: 네데! (Five (punch)!)

    그 차 스무 대 더러워요.
    Those twenty cars are dirty.

    이 선물은 고양이 열 마리로 만들어요.
    This present consists of 10 cats.

    요요 세 개 살 거예요.
    I am going to buy three yo-yos.

    저기요! 소주 서른 병 주세요.
    Excuse me! 30 bottles of Soju please.

    화요일에 더른 펜 두 자루로 써요. 수요일에 연필 네 자루 사요. 그리고 목요일에 밥 열여덟 자루 팔어요.
    On Tuesday I write using two different pens. On Wednesday I buy four pencils. On Thursday I sell 18 bags of rice.

    나가 종이 백 장으로 때릴 거예요.
    I will hit you with a hundred pieces of paper.

    죄송합니다. I really wanted to get out a bunch of sentences with all the counters shown in this lesson. I need as much practice as I can get. So please feel free to critique my usage! 고마워요!