Korean Numbers (from Basic Counting to Calculations)

In any language and culture, numbers are an essential part of everyday life, but when you are learning a new language, learning numbers can be a bit of a challenge because the names of the numbers and related terms may be drastically different. You may also have to look at numbers and equations in a slightly different way than you are used. The only way to make this process easier is to actively practice using numbers in the language you are learning. Luckily, the function of numbers and the operations in which you can use them are universal, making the concept of numbers the same in every language!

With this e-book, you will master the Korean number systems and the related words and phrases. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go! 시작!

You can listen to the audio lessons here, and get the accompanying e-book on our store. The e-book has all the words and number units introduced in the audio lessons plus detailed tables for numbers and pronunciations.

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Korean Numbers 1 – Sino – Korean Numbers

In Korean, there are two number systems: sino-Korean numbers (based on the Chinese number system) and native Korean numbers. The Korean language was influenced by Chinese, which led to the development of the sino-Korean number system. Over time, however, the native Korean number system and the Chinese-influenced number system have come to coexist in Korean.

Korean Numbers 2 – Native Korean Numbers

The first chapter was about sino-Korean numbers, or the number system which was influenced by Chinese. Let’s build upon that by comparing sino-Korean numbers to native Korean number equivalents from 0 to 10.

Korean Numbers 3 – Counters In Korean

When you count things or people in Korean, you often need to use what is called a “counter” or a “counting unit”. In English, if you want to talk about books, and there happen to be three of them, you can simply say “three books,” but in Korean, you need to use the format of “book + three + counter”.

Korean Numbers 4 – Ordinal Numbers

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Korean Numbers 5 – Big Numbers in Korean (million, billion, etc.)

Korean Numbers 6 – Date And Time

Do you know how to tell the date and time in Korean?

Korean Numbers 7 – Decimal Point And Fraction

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Korean Numbers 8 – Basic Calculations

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Hope you have fun listening to these audio lessons and studying with the e-book! We are working on the e-pub version of the e-book as well, so if you buy this e-book (currently in PDF format) now, we will send you another file (in a couple of weeks) in e-pub format for free, so you can read it on your Kindle, iBooks, Play Books, or other e-pub reader apps. Thank you!

Sample images of the e-book





  • rigo

    wow amazing lesson , numbers are really hard to master , in any language I think

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes, it is hard to master it. However, I am sure this e-book will help you a lot. 🙂

  • Arturo Bonechi

    This will help a lot, thank you!
    However, audio part 5 and 6 are both the same (Bug Numbers)…
    Is there a chance for the Date and Time audio to be uploaded?

    • Hyojin

      Fixed! 🙂 Thanks ^^

  • CyberMew

    Great series! It would be better if percentage is included in too!

    • Hyojin

      For percentage, we use Sino-Korean numbers. And percent in Korean is 퍼센트 [peo-sen-teu]. Some people also say 프로 [peu-ro], usually in less formal situations.

      30% = 삼십 퍼센트 [sam-sip peo-sen-teu] or 삼십 프로 [sam-sip peu-ro].
      100% = 백 퍼센트 [baek peo-sen-teu] or 백 프로 [baek peu-ro]

      Hope it helps 🙂

  • george

    Hey guys, I’m living in Korea, i want to buy your books, in the store I can’t find the country Korea. Some help please!!!!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Pleaese click the “choose your country”, then you will see the Korea section.

      For this item, as it is e-book, you can download the file. 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin


  • peony

    wow! this is so good especially for me since i study math at university so from now on I can practice Korean even while I’m studying math!Thank you all 선생님들 for this e-book.I’m gonna buy it AND love it^_^
    p.s: i had posted my appreciation through the comment yesterday but I couldn’t find it so I post it again=)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much and I am so pleased to know that this e-book will help you a lot. 🙂

  • qwer qwer

    how many pages it has ?

  • Kelly Gothra

    Please make the “Korean Numbers” soundcloud audio clips, like the other book audios so they can be downloaded into Dropbox, please and thank you?

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  • Kelly Gothra

    please change the format of the soundcloud audio clips into wav. so that I can download them please; I printed out the e-book, but would like to have the audio in wav format so that I can download it to my dropbox. please and thank you.

  • Crystal D

    Is there anyway this can be sent as a book? i have trouble looking at things with a computer so I would really like a hard cover instead of the e-book.

  • Bao NguyenLe

    just want to ask i have already learn of it but there is one thing i don’t know as how you write Sino-Korean numbers as 한자 숫자 and Native korean numbers as 한국어의 숫자???…not sure if i write it right, if it’s wrong please write correct one for me please