Level 2 Lesson 8 / Telling the time / 한 시, 두 시, 세 시, 네 시 …

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Now that we have learned the two different number systems in Korean, it is time to talk about the time!Through this lesson, learn how to ask and tell the time in Korean! In Korean, you use the native Korean numbers to tell the time, and the sino-Korean numbers to tell the minute. Find out more about how to go about doing this by listening to the lesson.



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조혜진: http://twitter.com/nowhere06

And we have two 질문 [jil-mun] for you!

1. What did 영주 say at the end? And what does it mean in English?

2. What time is it right now in your city? Write the time in the comment using Korean, not the numbers. ; )

Thank you!

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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.


  • Tracy Wong

    지금 여덟시 사십분 이에요.오늘은 일이 있어요.그래서 아까 내가 일어났어요.

  • http://youtu.be/2VXoaE6Eidg jlor1999

    지금 1시48분 이에요 ^^

  • Leela

    1. 저는 매일 밤 열 시 드라마 봐요 – I watch a drama every night @10 o’clock.
    2. 지금은 다섯 시 이십팔 분이에요 – 5:28

    • JooyeonPark

      저는 매일 밤 열 시”에” 드라마 봐요
      That’s it to correct! :) Good job!

    • Leela

      네 감사합니다! How would you say “I got it”? Thanks.

    • Thomas Osekowsky

      you can say, 알게습니다~

    • Leela

      알게습니다. Thomas 감사합니다!

  • Bre

    1)저는 매일 밤 열시 드라마 봐요: I watch dramas every night at 10 o’clock
    2) 지금은 열두시 사십사분 이에요: 12:44

    • JooyeonPark

      저는 매일 밤 열시에 드라마 봐요.
      지금은 열두 시 사십사 분이에요.

      you got it almost perfect! Good job! :)

  • Maddy

    지금 열한 시 삼십삼 분이에요.

    매일 일어나를 전쟁터예요. >.<
    (It's a daily battle to get up.)

    이 맞습니까?
    TTMIK 감사합니다!

    • Thomas Osekowsky

      To turn a verb into a noun, usually you add 기. 이러나기 means waking up. Since waking up is the subject of the sentence, it should be in the noun form. Also, 전쟁터 is a battlefield, 전쟁 is a battle. So, 매일 아침 일어나기는 전쟁이에요. Every morning waking up is a battle.

    • Maddy

      oooh :0 감사합니다~ I’ll keep this in mind :)

  • Elise Mathis

    지금은 여섯 시 십팔 분이에요..

  • 루비

    지금은 다섯 시 이 분이에요

  • Asmaa

    지금은 오후 세시 반 예요

  • Somaia Amin

    지금은 두시 이십이분

  • Kailey

    지금은 오후 두시 사십오분 이예요~

  • Nawal

    안녕하세요

    Quiz : “저는 매일 밤 열 시 드라마를 봐요.” it was very hard a hope it is correct !!
    지금은 오후 열한 시 이십 삼 분 이에요.

    고맙습니다 for your hard work TTMIK team ^^

  • Shhaseena25

    지근은 다섯 시 오십삼 분이에요!!
    감사합니다♥

    • Vichhai(계상)

      지근은 =–> 지금은

  • Kimberley Kee

    I’m confused as to what the 몇 means in these questions like what time is it, how many times do you do this..etc. what is the function of 몇 as I know it also means some/a few?

    • Thomas Osekowsky

      they mentioned it in the lesson. 몇 can mean either how many, how much, or what number, depending on the context, but it needs some word next to it to give the context. When you say 몇 시에요? 몇 시 means “what time”. How many times do you~? is ~를 몇 번 해요? In this sentence 몇 번 means “how many times”. If you say 몇 개 있어요? 몇 개 means “how many”

    • Kimberley Kee

      Thank you very much! That was very clear, I understand now haha, I didn’t know that it could change like that.

  • Vichhai(계상)

    지금은 여덟시 삼습오분 이에요!!! 그리고 도요일 이에요.

  • troy

    지금은 아홉시 십분이에요