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숫자와 전용어 Numbers and counters



숫자 Numbers


Arabic Sino-Korean Native Korean Arabic Sino-Korean Native Korean
0 영/공 15 십오 열다섯
1 하나 16 십육 열여섯
2 17 십칠 열일곱
3 18 십팔 열여덟
4 19 십구 열아홉
5 다섯 20 이십 스물
6 여섯 30 삼십 서른
7 일곱 40 사십 마흔
8 여덟 50 오십
9 아홉 60 육십 예순
10 70 칠십 일흔
11 십일 열하나 80 팔십 여든
12 십이 열둘 90 구십 아흔
13 십삼 열셋 99 구십 구 아흔 아홉
14 십사 열넷  

*When you are counting the numbers 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷, and 스물, they change to 한, 두, 세, 네, and 스무

** Audio is available for numbers. Please click the links.

*** Numbers continued on next page.



Native Korean cardinal numbers

Native Korean cardinal numbers are used with a count such as 개, 병, 다발, and 명, etc. But when counting a large number of objects, Koreans prefer using Sino-Korean numbers.



Native Korean ordinal numbers


English Native Korean
the first 첫 (번)째
the second 두 (번)째
the third 세 (번)째
the fourth 네 (번)째
the fifth 다섯 (번)째
the tenth 열 번째
the eleventh 열 한 번째
the twentieth 스무 번째
the thirtieth 서른 번째
the forty-ninth 마흔 아홉 번째
the hundredth 백 번째

*Audio is available for native Korean ordinal numbers. Please click the links.


-번 째 [bon-jjeh] is used for repeating the number of times. -째 [jjeh] indicates one's turn.



1. 열 한 번째 생일 the eleventh birthday.
2. 오늘 샤워 세 번째 하는 거에요. This is the third time that I'm taking a shower today.
3. 벌써 열여섯 번째 질문이야. (it's) the sixteenth question already.
4. 제이미가 석 달 째 공부를 안 하고 있어요. Jamie is not studying for the third month in row.
5. 내가 둘째로 주사 맞을게. I'll have an injection in the second.



Sino-Korean cardinal numbers

Sino-Korean numbers are used with dates, months, years, minutes, seconds, money and karats. They can also be used for counting large numbers. Sino-Korean ordinal numbers



1. (제) 1악장 the 1st movement
2. (제) 3페이지/쪽 page3
3. (중학교) 1학년 first grade (in middle school)
4. (결혼) 10주년 the tenth anniversary (of wedding)
5. (빌딩) 8층 8th floor (of a building)
6. (비행기) 1등석 first class (flight)

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