Episode 5: Native Korean Numbers

September 24, 2015

안녕하세요 다들! 마가리타입니당~!

 

So in the previous episode we talked about Sino Korean numbers and I consider them to be relatively easy compared to Native Korean numbers, which is exactly what we'll be looking at today! 

 

Native Korean numbers were a bit harder for me to wrap my head around because they are based mostly on memorisation and I'm really not good with that... ^^'' Personally I like to understand the language I'm learning rather than just memorise things.

 

On the other hand as soon as you use Native Korean numbers for long enough they just stick with you (at least that's what happened to me) and they start to come out almost naturally when speaking.

 

Today we're going over Native Korean numbers until a hundred because, to be honest, I never learned NK numbers over a hundred. I heard they aren't widely used at all after a hundred so we will not bother ourselves with that stuff today.

 

NATIVE KOREAN NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 10:

1- 하나                   6-여섯

2- 둘                      7-일곱

3-셋                       8-여덟

4-넷                       9-아홉

5-다섯                   10- 열

 

MEMORISE THESE! MEMORISE THESE! MEMORISE THESE! MEMORISE THESE! MEMORISE THESE!

 

NATIVE KOREAN NUMBERS FROM 11 TO 20:

The is where, thankfully, we can find some type of pattern in Native Korean numbers, similar to that of Sino- Korean numbers. To say eleven, you just have to break it down to digits and say them, that's it. So eleven will be ten () and one (하나). And the same principle applies until you reach twenty.

 

NATIVE KOREAN NUMBERS FROM 20 TO 90:

Unfortunately, you can't apply the patterns of Sino-Korean numbers to Native Korean numbers where you say two and then ten and that makes a twenty. Native Korean numbers have specific words for 20, 30, 40,...... 90. :/ 

 

20- 스물           60- 예순

30- 서른           70- 일흔

40- 마흔           80- 여든

50- 쉰              90- 아흔

 

MEMORISE THESE! MEMORISE THESE!MEMORISE THESE!MEMORISE THESE!MEMORISE THESE! 

 

That's it for today! Please look forward to next week's video where we'll be comparing the instances when Sino Korean or native Korean numbers are used.

 

Hope you find this useful!

Let me know if you have any questions! 

Much love,

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