Level 2 Lesson 9 / Counters / 개, 명

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We are always surrounded by objects, people, animals and many other stuff, and more often than not, we get to COUNT them. Korean has a different kind of counting system from that of English, so let’s learn how to count things (and people) in Korean. In Korean there are hundreds of counters or counting units, but the two words that are most frequently used are 개 and 명. Let us find out how to use them in context and also learn a few other counters. Thank you for studying with us and please feel free to leave us comments and questions!!

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.


  • 저는 한국 친구 없어요.

  • Daimelys

    아니, 저는 한국 친구 없어요. ;_;

  • 20021987

    jeoneun hangug chingu eobseoyo. geu ddaemune seulpeuda…..(-_-)

  • Joshua Everly

    So I would probably want to use 마리 for animals and not 개 because they are living creatures but I’m assuming it is alright to use 개 for books and tickets?