Level 1 Lesson 20 / Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷 …

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We are back with another number lesson! In lesson 15, we introduced the sino-Korean system and today we are introducing the native Korean number system. Having two separate ways of counting different things might look too complicated, and we will be surprised if you can memorize all the numbers at once and never forget them, but if you keep practicing the numbers in context, you will find it much easier in time. So today, we are going to first introduce the native Korean numbers, and ONLY going to cover how to say your age in Korean. If you can say how old you are in Korean after listening to this lesson, this lesson will have achieved its goal. Thank you! 감사합니다.


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.

  • Chiayin Lee

    안녕하세요! 저는 스무 살이에요.

  • PenguinBeng

    안녕하세요! 저는 열아홉 살이에요
    정말 감사합니다 for the free lessons.

  • UnBingo

    Thanks for the fun and informative lesson!

  • KJ Roelke

    안녕하세요! 저는 스물한 살이에요! 고맙습니다 for these incredible lessons!

  • Seth Jin Bowman

    한녕하세요! Well, you would know that is Seth, my name is 셋 in Korean. So, I’m number 3 I guess. hehehe. Anyway, 저는 스무둘 살이에요

  • Marc Wentink

    It takes a long time before I see an answer here. My question has been waiting for moderation for two weeks now. Anyway, I have used this sentence in the wiki page in Dutch. (Translated to English of course.)

    Counting years, you can choose yourself. If you use native Korean numbers however, these numbers can change. Numbers 1 until 4 and number 20 have a different form when they are placed before a noun.