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.

  • 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

  • Bennett Seacrist

    저는 마흔녀설이여요.

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  • Ali

    안녕하세요! 저는 엘리입니디. 열아홉 살이에요.

  • 감사합니다! 스물세 살이에요!

  • Wendra Setiawan

    안녕하세요! 저는 열여덟 살이에요.

  • Bella Marinda

    number 1,2,3,4 and 20 change their forms, is it only apply when use for age? thank you 🙂

    • KKora

      I think they change with every counting particle, so for example when you want to say “I want to buy three apples” it’s “사과 세게 사고 싶어요”

    • Bella Marinda

      아 감사합니다 🙂

    • KKora


  • yona_jin

    열다섯 살 이에요.<3.

  • Meryem jemaa

    hello … first of all thank you so much guys… you are seriously awsome <3 I have a question … what is the zero 0 in native korean numbers or do we use 0 of the sino korean numbers? … thank you !!

  • Brianna Mae

    안녕하세요! 열 일곱 살이에요. ^-^

  • Giovanna De Oliveira Pinheiro

    안녕하세요! 열네 살이에요 ^^

  • Ricky Chan

    why is seventy pronounced as 일흔 (i-reun)?

    • Holly W

      It’s do do with a bat-chim rule regarding the character ‘ㅎ’! If the characters ‘ㄴ’ ‘ㅁ’ ‘ㅇ’ or ‘ㄹ’ are in the bat-chim position and ‘ㅎ’ is in the first position of the new syllable, they replace the ‘h’ sound!

  • Em-ar

    How to say I am 25 yrs old? Thank you.

    • 제이콥

      스물다섯 살이에요.

    • Em-ar

      Thank you very much for your reply!

  • janset

    How to say

    “How old are you in Korean?”

    kamsahabnida T.T

    • JooyeonPark

      You can say 몇 살이에요? or 나이가 어떻게 되세요?

  • Suga Swag

    안녕하세요! I didn’t understand the 3rd true or false with the years. Can someone explain it to me? 감사합니다~

  • khaoula lola

    스물다섯 살이에요.

  • 엠레

    감사합니다, 저는 스물세 살이에요

  • Asta Diabaté

    스물두 살이영요 (European age).

    스물네 살이여요 (Korean age).

  • Cherlianne Garcia Camba

    스물다섯 살이에요. 🙂

  • Suga Swag

    12 열둘
    39 서른아홉
    91 아흔하나


    • JooyeonPark

      Great! 🙂

  • Pit Lord Hyun

    how to say 24 years old in korea?.. 스물 네 살 이에요

  • Sami

    안녕하새요! This is my first time posting here! My name is 샘이 and 스물여덟살이에요. But not for too much longer! I will be 스물아홉 살 next month! o_o;;

  • 권나나

    현우씨 경은씨 선생님들 정말 감사합니당
    저는 한국어 수업을 배우는 즐기고 너무 재밌어요
    저는 한국프랑스 혼혈이에요 프랑스에서 태어났어서 한국어 많이 공부해야해요
    왜냐면 한국에곧올거에요 선생님 너무좋아합니당 ㅎㅎㅎ

  • Allison

    안녕하세요! 제 이름은 앨리입니다! 스물세 살이에요. 미네소타에서 왔어요. 감사합니다!~

  • Maria

    열여섯 살이에요 but I recently found out that I’m actually 열여덟 살 in Korea 😀

  • 열아홉 살이에요! On April 23 ^^

  • Annika

    독일 에서 열아홉살 이에요. 그러나 한국 에서 스물두살 아에요.

    • 박소현

      독일에서 열아홉 살이에요. 그러나 한국에서 스물한 살아에요. 🙂

  • 안녕하세요, 제 이름은 안젤라지만 한국 이름은 박니효입니다. 열다섯 살이에요.

  • FinalWholockianGrrlGamerFaerie

    Everyone always thinks I’m 열네살, but 열여둘 이애요.

  • 열아홉 살이에요. 내 여동생는 열일곱 살이에요.

    • Devron Pearce

      저는 스물세 살이에요. 내 남동생’은’ 열여섯 살이에요.