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. 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.


  • Ramses (람세스)

    Question: 한국 친구 몇명 있어요?

    My answer: 한국 친구 없어요 :(

  • Nawal

    안녕하세요 여러분 !

    한국 친구 한 명 있어요.

    감사합니다 for your great efforts TTMIK team ^^.

  • Vichhai(계상)

    한국 친구 없어요!