Korean Numbers

If you're trying to learn Korean Numbers you will find some useful resources including a course about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Korean grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Korean. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Korean Numbers

Learning the Korean Numbers is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Korean language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Korean.

Korean cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Here are some examples:

English NumbersKorean Numbers
numbers숫자 - sut ja
one하나 - ha na
two둘 - dul
three셋 - set
four넷 - net
five다섯 - da seot
six여섯 - yeo seot
seven일곱 - il gop
eight여덟 - yeo deolp
nine아홉 - a hop
ten열 - yeol
eleven열하나 - yeol ha na
twelve열둘 - yeol dul
thirteen열셋 - yeol set
fourteen열넷 - yeol net
fifteen열다섯 - yeol da seot
sixteen열여섯 - yeor yeo seot
seventeen열일곱 - yeor il gop
eighteen열여덟 - yeor yeo deolp
nineteen열아홉 - yeor a hop
twenty스물 - seu mul
hundred백 - baek
one thousand만 - man
million백만 - baek man

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Korean.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Korean

Korean Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Korean. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Korean vocabulary.

English NumbersKorean Numbers
Ordinal Numbers서수 - seo su
first첫 번째 - cheos beon jjae
second두 번째 - du beon jjae
third세 번째 - se beon jjae
fourth네 번째 - ne beon jjae
fifth다섯 번째 - da seos beon jjae
sixth여섯 번째 - yeo seos beon jjae
seventh일곱 번째 - il gob beon jjae
eighth여덟 번째 - yeo deolb beon jjae
ninth아홉 번째 - a hob beon jjae
tenth열 번째 - yeor beon jjae
eleventh열한 번째 - yeol han beon jjae
twelfth열두 번째 - yeol du beon jjae
thirteenth열세 번째 - yeol se beon jjae
fourteenth열네 번째 - yeol ne beon jjae
fifteenth열다섯 번째 - yeol da seos beon jjae
sixteenth열여선 번째 - yeor yeo seon beon jjae
seventeenth열일곱 번째 - yeor il gob beon jjae
eighteenth열여덟 번째 - yeor yeo deolb beon jjae
nineteenth열아홉 번째 - yeor a hob beon jjae
twentieth스무 번째 - seu mu beon jjae
once한 번 - han beon
twice두 번 - du beon

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Korean. Once you're done with Korean Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Korean lessons here: Learn Korean. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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