Korean Numbers

Target level

TTMIK Levels 1-3

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn everything about Korean numbers from Sino-Korean numbers to native Korean numbers to decimal points and fractions


Sample lesson



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What can you find inside the course?

  • 8 lessons

Customer reviews

"Finally a more in-depth discussion on the Korean numbering system! The Korean Numbers e-book provides the essential information you need to grasp how both the sino-Korean and native Korean numbering system works. Quite often I've found myself wondering - do I use sino-Korean or native Korean? - when it comes to counting or computing. This is the perfect reference that I'll be using again and again (until I hopefully master both systems)."


"I loved the explanation of when to use each set of numbers. I have a hard time with native Korean numbers and this book helped me a lot! Not only does this book teach you how to count and Karen, it also teaches you counting classifiers and how to tell time. This book is worth every penny!!!!"

Michael K.

"This e-book is great. Numbers and math are an essential part of everyday life, but I have yet to master them. Since my major is in Physics, I've always been curious how people SAY math in other languages. Now I can get the basics down, which is really nice since I like talking about math and physics to my friends. The tables are thorough, and the audio files really help digest the information in a less tedious manner. Thank you very much! Also, I say this e-book is basic (also essential) and advanced at the same time because some topics, like number systems and counters, time and date, are essential for communicating. However discussing math and calculations is not a necessity for most people, but instead probably an advanced topic."

Sean H.

Table of contents

  1. Sino-Korean Numbers
  2. Native Korean Numbers
  3. Counters in Korean
  4. Ordinal Numbers in Korean
  5. Big Numbers in Korean
  6. Date and Time in Korean
  7. Decimal Points and Fractions
  8. Basic Calculations

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  1. 황유에,

    It’s a nice course. I really like it. Still need some time to memorize the native Korean numbers.^^

  2. Sona rawat,

    안녕하세요 선생님,
    I found typos in lesson 5 for 경[gyeong] 10¹⁶ which should be 1020 (10 to the power 20) and 해 [hae] 10²⁰ which should be 1024 (10 to the power 24) .

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your comment.
      경 is 10¹⁶, and 해 is 10²⁰. Could you send us an email if you want to discuss this further? 🙂

  3. sharon.suter,

    Is there a course about money? I couldn’t find it 🙁 Otherwise a very insightful course. Thank you 🙂

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi! Could you send us an email? 🙂
      Thank you!

  4. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    Thank you TTMIK for these wonderful lessons! I can confidently say that I know already the Korean number system. Although I still have to practice writing these numbers in Hangeul.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying Korean with us! Keep up the great work. 🙂

  5. SY,

    Hello TTMIK teachers❤ Thank you so much for the lessons! I have better understanding on the Korean numbers since I am always confused on when to use sino-Korean numbers and native Korean numbers🤦‍♂️
    btw for the last lesson focusing on exponents, the web notes stated that 제곱 should be used with native Korean numbers, but the examples marking the pronunciation is sino-Korean number😯

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying with us!
      It cannot be evident, and we understand.
      For example, you can say 3³ —> 3의 세 제곱 (3의 3승[sam-seng])
      Feel free to join our Discord Server if you want to discuss it with others. —> https://bit.ly/3gFi8M1

  6. Garde Amador,

    록 is only when we count the numbers like 3,4,5,륙,7,8… or when we say 767 칠백륙십칠 can be use? It’s not 칠백육십칠? I’m confused about that. Thanks ❤️ I like everything of this page!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      칠백육십칠, 칠백륙십칠 -> They are both fine 🙂 When we sound out 6 individually, we pronounce 육 (not 륙). However, when we sound out 6 with other numbers like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7… or 767 , we can pronounce 륙 as well as 육. Hope you find this helpful. 🙂 Happy studying ! 🙂

  7. Toh Tzyy Chyi,

    Hi TTMIK 선생님, I found a typo in lesson 6 for the month section July 7일 which should be July 7월 .

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for letting us know! 🙂

  8. Toh Tzyy Chyi,

    안녕하세요, 선생님.
    106, 2006, 10006 어떻게 되세요?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      백육, 이천육, 만육. 이렇게 말해요!

  9. ,

    Thank you for the course! I’m on lesson 3, so far it’s great!

    I found a typo in lesson 2 at the end of the text (both in the lesson description and in the PDF):

    Ex: 하나부터 열까지 다 가르쳐 줘야 돼요?
    = Do I have you everything?

    I think you wanted to say “Do I have to TELL you everything?”

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      You’re right. Thank you for letting us know!

  10. Дарья Ткаченко,

    Thanks for making the special course for numbers! That was very useful and math wasn’t scary at all 😀

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for studying our number course! 😀

  11. Claire Timbrell,

    This is a great tool for learning numbers! I’ve always struggled with numbers in Korean (especially since there are two number systems) but this is making it a lot easier to understand. It helps you memorize the numbers and also teaches you when to use each system based on the situation you’re in!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We’re happy to hear that it helps you a lot! 🙂