Korean Sino & Currency

Posted on 27. Oct, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Korean Currency

In the previous week, you learned Sino-Korean number from 1 to 99. In this week, you will learn bigger numbers and counter for Korean currency (Won).  100 is 백/baek. 1000 is 천/choen. 10,000 is 만/man. 100,000 is 십만/sip man. 1,000,000 is 백만/baek man.

Let’s practice how to conjugate these big numbers.

5 x 100 = 500/ 오백 / o baek

500 + 1000 = 1,500천 오백/ choen o baek

3,000 + 10,000 = 13,000/man sam cheon

 

**1,000 won is about 1 US dollar. 1,000,000 won is 1,000 US dollar.

“Photo from bmaebell   on flickr.com

 

Let’s study the examples below how you can use them in real life of Korea.

How much is it? /얼마예요?/ eol ma ye yo?

It is 10,000 won/ 만 원이에요/ man won e e yo. ($10)

How much is this handbag? / 이 가방은 얼마예요? / e ga bang eun eol ma ye yo?

It is 150,000 won/십오만 원이에요/ sip o man won e ye yo. ($150)

What is the bus fare? / 버스요금이 얼마예요?/ bus yo gum e eol ma ae yo?

It is 1,050 won/ 천 오십 원이에요/ cheon o sip won e ae yo. ($1.o5)

Watch the video below to parctice more.

 

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Sino-Korean Number

Posted on 20. Oct, 2014 by in Uncategorized

There are two kinds of number in Korea. In this week, you will learn Sino-Korean number.  What is Sino by the way? Sino means china; Sino-Korean word is Chinese character.  Korean has used one’s own speaking language but they didn’t have their own letters for a long time.  Therefore, Korean still uses Sino number.  Let’s study Sino-Korean number from one to ten first.

일/il/one

이/e/two

삼/sam/three

사/sa/four

오/o/five

육/yuk/six

칠/chil/seven

팔/pal/eight

구/goo/nine

십/sip/ten

After memorize these ten numbers, you just need to reuse these ten numbers to make other big numbers. For instance, if you want to say 20, you can add 이+십 (이십/eship/twenty). See more examples below.

19 (십 +구) = 십구

25 (이십 + 오) = 이십오

30 (삼 + 십) = 삼십

38 (삼 + 팔) = 삼십팔

90 (구 + 십) =구십

99 (구십 +구)= 구십구

Isn’t pertty easy to memorize? Now you can make number 1 to 99 by Sino-Korean number.  Please make sure memorie the ten numbers first and watch a video below to hear the sound.

 

Learning Korean Suffixes

Posted on 13. Oct, 2014 by in Uncategorized

In the previous week, you learned Korean ending verb; “How is (it)?/ (이/가) 어때요?/(e ga) eo ddae yo?” In this week, you will learn how to answer the question.  아요/어요/해요/a yo/eo yo/ hae yo is verb ending suffix. You can add these verb suffixes after infinitive of action and descriptive verbs.  You can add 아요 after ㅏand ㅗ vowels, and add 어요 after all other vowels. For instance, 좋다/jo ta/good/ becomes 좋아요. 싫다/sil ta/hate becomes 싫어요.   You have to learn this because Korean do not use infinitives in speaking.  Please see the dialog below.

  1. 날씨가 어때요?/nal ssi ga eo ddae yo/how’s weather?
  2. 좋아요./jo a yo/good
  1. 음식이 어때요?/eum sik e eo ddae yo/how’s food?
  2. 싫어요./sil eo yo/I hate it

해요 is after ㅎconsnant. For instance, 사랑한다/sa lang hand a/love you/ becomes 사랑해요/ sa lang hae yo/

Let’s study more examples with infinitives.

괜찮다 becomes 괜찮아요/gan chan a yo/that’s okay

재미있다 becomes 재미있어요/jae me it eo yo/it is fun

보고싶다 becomes 보고싶어요/bo go si peo yo/I miss you

맛있다 becomes 맛있어요/ma si seo yo/it taste good

“Photo from by keso on flickr.com”

Watch the video below to study more detail.