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Korean numbers

Korean numbers have Sino korean and Native korean. What's the difference between the two?

Aug 10, 2016 6:22 PM
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It's different for different usage.

I know It' can be really confusing to learn it for the first time. 

for example, when counting money Sino-number is used.

백원, 백 오십원, 오백원, 천원, 천 오백원, 만원, 만 오천원, 삼만원


when counting the number things, Native-number is used.

사탕 한 개,  책 두 권, 꿀밤 다섯 대.

but when the number of things is 20,30,40... etc 

you can say 이십개,삼십개,사십개

사탕 이십개, 책 이십권, 꿀밤 삼십대

NOTE!! 십 개 for 열개 is not used.

so 사탕 십개, 책 십권 is not used.


when saying time (maybe really confusing) both numbering systems are used.

1:15 = 한시 십오분 

2: 30 = 두시 삼십분

when saying hours, native-number is used and when saying minutes and seconds, sino-numbering is used.

두시 십오분 이십초

열시 구분 삼초

if you have more questions, feel free to ask me



August 10, 2016
Shai
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