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.


  • Arianna

    한국 친구 없어요 ㅠ_ㅠ

  • Ilaria

    Q: 한국 친구 몇명 잇ㅅ어요?
    A: 한국 친구 없어요 :(
    I know that isseoyo goes with double s, but from my mobile I really don’t know how to do it, anybody does? Moreover I have problems separating syllables:( I couldn’t install Korean language on my pc either :(
    감사합니다 :3

  • 소피

    한국 친구 한 명 있어요.

  • Paradise

    저는 한극 친구 없어요 :(

  • http://batman-news.com Jangmi

    저는 한국 친구 여덟명 있어요.

  • 제시카

    한국 친구 스물다섯 명 있어요. ^^

  • Neoking

    저는 한국 진구 영 명 있어요 :(

  • Paige

    저는 한국 진구 다섯 명 있어요
    But I’m not very close to them :c

  • Ashley Heil

    Hello, in this sentence in the PDF, 사탕 몇 개 먹을래 which means, how many candies do you want to eat? what does the 래 part mean? and why would you know use 먹고 싶어요to say want to eat? Thank you!