Koreans use two different sets of numbers depending on the situation: native Korean and Chinese-based. Native Korean numbers are typically used to describe the number of items (1-99) or the age of someone or something. Chinese-based Korean numbers are used for dates, addresses, phone numbers and numbers above 100. Also, most Asian counting systems, including Korean, are based on increments of 10,000 rather than 1,000. In the Korean system, 100,000 represents “10 ten-thousands” rather than the traditional English “100 thousands.”
How to Learn Korean Numbers
March 4, 2010 by tailieutienghan
-Learn the basics: 1 through 10. Go to Korean Number. Click on a number and you will hear the correct pronunciation of that number.
– Practice saying the number with the recorded voice. Once you have mastered one number, move on to the next.
– Learn 10 and above. Go to Korean Cardinal Numbers. Select a number from the left that you would like to learn. Locate the Korean number under the “Korea Numbers” column.
-Practice saying the number out loud. If you are not sure how it should be pronounced, refer back to the resource in Step 1 for guidance.
-Write the numbers out. In the right-hand column under “Hangul Script,” you will notice the symbol for each number. The numbers can be written by thinking of the symbols as little drawings.
–Learn the Korean ordinal system (“first,” “second,” etc.). Go to numbers2.swf