Level 1 Lesson 15 / Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사 ….

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In this TTMIK lesson, we are talking about numbers. In Korean there are two sets of number, one is native Korean numbers and the other set is sino-Korean numbers. Sino-Korean numbers are numbers that are based on the Chinese language (therefore if you speak Chinese, you will find that the sino-Korean numbers are quite similar to the Chinese numbers), and in this lesson we are introducing numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 100, and 1,000.

Numbers are not always easy to memorize, especially if you don’t have to use them often, so be sure to practice using them every chance you get!


You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Khalifa Saeed Al-Mehairi

    +(구백칠십일) 오십 삼백칠십칠 천팔백칠십팔

    What’s my number?

    • Wozi

      If you were going to give someone your number, like write it down, you
      could still just use the standard 0-9 numbers; you guys in the comment
      section know that right?

  • Alaa Ali

    I love this lesson and I am watching 용팔이.. So is that 082 hahaha..
    And 사 is buy.. Four.. And death sound!? Confusion!
    Learning korean is 재미있요 with you guys.. Put I want to practice more any ideas!?

  • Alaa Ali

    Is phone number… Just to say the numbers.. If my phone is 1245
    I say 일 이 사 오… Or 전 이백 사 십 오!?

    • http://dramamonster.blogspot.com/ jenmonster

      I’m pretty sure you just say the individual numbers

  • Wozi

    I wish they actually had people go thru and answer the legit questions in the comments or something. Or at least answered there emails. Kind of sucks when you have questions and no one to ask.

  • http://dramamonster.blogspot.com/ jenmonster

    I keep thinking Kyeong-eun is being sarcastic when she says ‘yeah right’ hahaha