HOW TO COUNT IN KOREAN PT.1

Remember hearing the phrase, “ha-na, dul, set” in K-pop girl group Blackpink’s How You Like That? Yes, it means “one, two, three” in English! Today, let’s continue learning the Korean numbering system up till 10.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

Used for:
– Counting people and things
– Counting hours of time
– Counting age

They are generally used along with unit nouns that express the appropriate unit when counting people or things. (๋ช…, ๊ฐœ, ๋งˆ๋ฆฌ, ๋ฒˆ, ์ž”, ๋ณ‘, etc)

๐—ก๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (๐—ž๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ)
1 ํ•˜๋‚˜ [ha-na]
2 ๋‘˜ [dul]
3 ์…‹ [set]
4 ๋„ท [net]
5 ๋‹ค์„ฏ [da-seot]
6 ์—ฌ์„ฏ [yeo-seot]
7 ์ผ๊ณฑ [il-gop]
8 ์—ฌ๋Ÿ [yeo-deol]
9 ์•„ํ™‰ [a-hop]
10 ์—ด [yeol]

For example,
๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€:
์‚ฌ๋žŒ ๋‘ ๋ช… = 2 Person ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
ํŽœ ๋‹ค์„ฏ ๊ฐœ = 5 Pens ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ
๋งฅ์ฃผ ํ•œ ์ž” = 1 Cup of Beer ๐Ÿบ
๊ฐ•์•„์ง€ ๋„ค ๋งˆ๋ฆฌ = 4 Puppies ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ:
์„ธ ์‹œ = 3 o’clock ๐Ÿ•’
์ผ๊ณฑ ์‹œ = 7 o’clock ๐Ÿ•–

๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ:
ํ•œ ์‚ด = 1 Year Old ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป
์—ด ์‚ด = 10 Years Old ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป

(Notice that in the examples above that โ€œํ•œ, ๋‘, ์„ธ, ๋„คโ€ are used because it is used as a counting unit, however when used a counting system, โ€œํ•˜๋‚˜, ๋‘˜, ์…‹, ๋„ทโ€ is used.)

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