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Let's learn "Korean numbers"

Today we we'll learn two kinds of numbers in Korean language. One is "numbers(숫자:sut-ja)", the other is "ordinal numbers(서수:seo su)". Numbers are "one, two, three, four..." and ordinal numbers are "first, second, third, fourth...".

When you want to talk about 'quantity', you have to use 'numbers' instead of 'ordinal numbers'.For example, when you buy 2 cookies to eat, you will use 'numbers' instead of 'ordinal numbers' (you won't say that i want second cookies)

Let's find out the pronounce of Korean numbers

English numbers      Korean numbers


[tr][td]1[/td][td]one[/td][td]하나 (Ha na)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]2[/td][td]two[/td][td] 둘    (Dul)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]3[/td][td]three[/td][td] 셋    (set)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]4[/td][td]four[/td][td]넷    (net)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]5[/td][td]five[/td][td] 다섯 (da seot)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]6[/td][td]six[/td][td]여섯 (yeo seot)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]7[/td][td]seven[/td][td]일곱 (il gop)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]8[/td][td]eight[/td][td] 여덟 (yeo deolp)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]9[/td][td]nine[/td][td]아홉 (a hop)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]10[/td][td]ten[/td][td]열 (yeol)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]11[/td][td]eleven[/td][td]열하나 (yeol ha na)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]12[/td][td]twelve[/td][td]열둘 (yeol dul)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]13[/td][td]thirteen[/td][td] 열셋 (yeol set)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]14[/td][td]fourteen[/td][td] 열넷 (yeol net)[/td][/tr]

[tr][td]15[/td][td]fifteen [/td][td]열다섯 (yeol da seot)[/td][/tr][/table]

on the other hand, Korean ordinal numbers show position or rank. For example, If you are a freshman at school, you also can say that "I'm a first year student." (You shouldn't say that "I'm an one year student")

Therefore, we also should memorize the ordinal numbers in Korean language.

English ordinal numbers      Korean ordinal numbers

first                                첫 번째 (cheo beon jjae)

second                            두 번째 (du beon jjae)

third                                세 번째 (se beon jjae)

fourth                              네 번째 (ne beon jjae)

fifth                                다섯 번째 (da seot beon jjae)

sixth                                여섯 번째 (yeo seot beon jjae)

seventh                            일곱 번째 (il gob beon jjae)

eight                                여덟 번째 (yeo deolb beon jjae)

ninth                                아홉 번째 (a hob beon jjae)

tenth                                열 번째 (yeor beon jjae)

eleventh                          열한 번째 (yeol han beon jjae)

twelfth                            열두 번째 (yeol du beon jjae)

thirteenth                          열세 번째 (yeol se beon jjae)

fourteenth                        열네 번재 (yeol ne beon jjae)

fifteenth                            열 다섯 번째 (yeol da sest beon jjae)

Choose a correct answer

Question 1: 오늘 사과 (하나/첫번 째) 샀어. (Today i bought one apple)

If you have any question, feel free to ask me! :love:


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