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.
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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.
Let me know if you have any question regarding Korean.