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.
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.