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.

  • http://smaugthedesolator.tumblr.com smaugthedesolator

    I think it’s interesting how all number systems are very much the same… like I think the English numbers (like thirty three) is a bastardized and lazy way of saying three ten three (thir ty three)

    • faiza

      it’s good point . l think that to 감사합니다

  • faiza

    very important lesson but how about numbers more than 9999

  • faiza

    for exemple 9999 is it 구천구백구십구? well i hope it’s correct

    and we can also use the sino numbers in minutes 분 and money 돈 and Mathematics 수학 ( kg ; km ; g ; l …)and phone number . that’s correct isn’t it ?

  • Anggi Dwi Kiranti

    이게 진짜 짱이다