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Friday, May 01, 2009

Korean Numbers


Hello, let's continue Korean lesson.
Today, we look at numbers.
1 - il
2 - ee
3 - sahm (So common. Thai, Chinese, Japanese all sound the same in three)
4 - sah
5 - oh
6 - yuk
7 - chil
8 - pal
9 - ku
10 - sip

Pronunciation
Take note that there are two forms of numbers in Korean. This one is mainly used in money, addresses, phone number and so forth.
If you wanna say the number of items (quantity) like 2 bottles of beer, 4 cars and so forth, it's as below:

1 - hana
2 - tul
3 - set
4 - net
5 - tasot
6 - yosot
7 - ilgop
8 - yodolp
9 - ahop
10 - yol

Pronunciation

A little more on Korean pronunciation, it's s sound is not exactly s, but like it's pronounce like there's an h in the front. Like out of breath saying s. Also the l is not exactly l but in between l and r just like the Japanese r but Korean's sounds more like l whereas Japanese sounds more like r.

Here's a cute Korean number song (for entertainment purpose only!)

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