Teach Me Korean Numbers (Video)


In this video lesson, we are introducing some Korean numbers. There are two sets of numbers in Korean. One is native Korean numbers and the other is sino-Korean numbers, which are based on the Chinese language and pronounced differently. Through this “Teach Me Korean” video series, we are going to introduce Korean words and expressions through videos that are interesting to watch. The words and expressions introduced in the video are translated in the PDF attached to this lesson. If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to ask us in the comment! 감사합니다.


Teach Me Korean Numbers (Video)
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  • Ashley

    안녕하세요!! Although the video was quick I enjoyed it. I’ve read that you use the traditional and sino numbers for different instances (such as counting and amount of money). Are you going to explain that?? 감사합니다!

    • Yes! We are going to introduce sino-Korean numbers too 🙂
      네! Sino-Korean 숫자들도 소개할 거예요~~~

    • Ashley 🙂
      안녕하세요. Thank you for watching!!! 감사합니다!! ^^

  • anònim

    There is a typo in the PDF: “열” is translated as “yeol”… You probably mean “ten”. 🙂

    • Jin Seok Jin

      Oops…… o..0 ;;;;;;;;

    • We will change that soon!
      곧 고칠게요 ^_^

    • anonim 🙂
      Thanks a lot. 감사합니다. We changed it. 고쳤어요! ^^

  • aldrin

    안녕하세요, 처는 알드린임니다.. i`m currently working here in korea at yeosu city, jeollanam do .. 처는 하루에 한 시간 한국말을 공부해요.. 한국말이 너무 어려워요, 하지만 재미있어요. Youtube에서 비디오 있는데 정말 좋아해요… how about a video on how to court a 한국 아가씨.. 감사함니다.!!

  • I’m so bad in numbers…
    so what I do to practice, I read vehicles’ plate numbers on the way to school… also phone number from advertisement billboards. ^^

    • Nice try~! /Why don’t you count money in Korean in the next time?

    • 좋은 아이디어!!! 지금 부터 할 거 예요. ^^ 고맙습니다. ^^

  • MalinJT

    안녕하세요 Talk to me in Korean-people ! Thanks for all the perfect explanations of how to write, talk and count in korean ! 감사합니다 ! 🙂

    This video confuses me though, because I’m working on the Sino-korean numbers and in the interview you say you made a video about them, is this it ? ’cause in the interview you say something like; il, ( I havent read the PDF yet ) but in this video you say Hana. 하나.

    for the number one ^

    Again 감사합니다 !

  • eunice

    안녕 하세요.

    may i know the first sentences you said is it “Let’s Count Numbers??”or “Let’s see numbers?”
    What is the 보겠습니다 means?

    감사합니다 !!!

    • Yes, Eunice 씨^^you’re right. 보겠습니다. is from 보다 literally.
      Here 석진 said 숫자를 세어 보겠습니다. is from 아/어/여 보다.
      아/어/여 보다. means ‘try to Verb’

      ex) 먹어 보다. try to eat(taste it)
      세어 보다 try to count
      읽어 보다 try to read

      so 석진 said 숫자를 세어 보겠습니다. which means I’ll try to count numbers. ^^

  • Joi Akino

    This is very helpful and informative! ^^ Thank you for you hard work.
    Fighting! (i always hear this from Koreans here in my country Philippines)
    Hope to meet you guys sometime. ^^<

    • 화이팅!!! When you come to Korean, please let us know it. 감사합니다.

  • sandy

    I liked the video but it was too short , I want to learn korean langauage because I like korea and I hope If someone can show me a website to teach korean or help me on teaching me korean langauage.

  • 사머네

    안녕하세요 선생닌.
    정말 감사합니다.
    저는 지금 한국어를 많이 공부합니다.

  • 사머네

    안녕하세요 선생님
    정말 감사합니다.
    저는 지금 한국어를 많이 공부합니다.

  • 사머네

    i typed a wrong word for teacher

  • you guys awsome 🙂 i really like your site 😀
    but.. can you teach how to say : 11 ? or… 64875 ? XD
    (the message is from Israel 😀 im israeli fan of your site :D)

    • 11 [sip-il]

      64875 [yuk-man sa-cheon pal-baek chil-sip o]

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

    • 지웰 알라이싸

      14379 [il-man sa-cheon sam-baek chil-sip gu (?)

    • yup that’s right

  • Mimi

    I’m from Taiwan, and it’s always hard to remember numbers!
    But now I keep repeating after this video. It’s easy! Thank you for those.

  • Salma Bahram

    Number eight. It’s romanization is [yeo-deol] but then in hangul, it’s 여덟 why is there “ㅂ” letter?

    • Seokjin Jin

      The “ㅂ” sound is slient in 여덟.

  • Myka Grace Castardo

    안녕하세요!! The number three, in romanization the last letter is “t” but in hangul it’s “ㅅ” isn’t “ㅅ” is letter “s”? Am I right? Hehe.

    감사합니다 :))

    • Elizabeth Juárez

      Yes, is the “s”, but there are some exceptions. When a korean word ends in ㅅit sounds like “t”. 🙂

  • Ma Loidette Rull Guanlao-Serra

    its different from what i have memorized the il, i, sam, sa, wo, yuk, chil, pal, gu, sib…etc… does it have different use from hana, dul, set….???

    • Kenny Lee

      the ” il, i, sam, sa …ect” are Chinese numbers but the ” hana, dul, set, net… ect” are native Korean numbers . The native numbers (hana, dul, set, net) are used to count general things (1-99), while the Sino-Korean system is used for dates, money, addresses, phone numbers, and numbers above 100.

      Like most other “things” in Korean, time is measured by counters – 시
      for “hour”, 분 for “minute” and 초 for “second”. With these three
      counters, 시 matches up only with native Korean numbers, while 분 and 초 match up only with Sino-Korean numbers.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

    • Ma Loidette Rull Guanlao-Serra

      감사합니다 for the explanation. 🙂