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# Let's speak Korean! ^o^

Hooooraaah! Annyonghaseyo! It's BEEN a long time since I visit this post. Sorry! I already had a prepared update for this and supposed to be posted LAST WEEK but it was erased for some Laptop issues that I really can't understand. =___= Anyway. This will be TOUGH for i'll be discussing any topics regarding KOREAN NUMBERS. It's quite confusing. *AND I'll share some TRIVIA'safter. :P~*

Anyway, have you read my previous post? REMEMBER THE LAST PART? the SINO and the ORIGINAL numbers? We'll be using that BOTH.. It's NEEDED.

*GET READY FOR INFORMATION OVERLOAD. MEHE. Kidding! :P*

I do recommend that you memorize this by heart. It will be easy like how you had memorized 1, 2, 3 so on and forth. :">

FORMAT: THE SINO =  NUMBER  =  THE ORIGINAL

*how you pronounce

gong = 0

il          = 1 =    hana

i           = 2 =       dul

sam    = 3 =    set

sah     = 4 =    net

oh        = 5 = dasut

yuk       = 6 =  yusut

chil      = 7 =  ilgop

pal       = 8 = yudul

gu        = 9 =  ahop

ship    = 10 =   yul

Now thinking about numbers greater than 10?

I know that you know already how to put -teen at the end of the number word like : thir-teen, four-TEEN, fif-TEEN . . . and the use of adding TWENTY (TWENTY one, TWENTY two for 21 and 22) as well as THIRTY for 30+ numbers, FORTY for 40+ numbers and so on.

Well, KOREAN numbers are just like that.

for 10, remember SHIP (for sino) and YUL (for original)

EQUATION?

How to say 11 in SINO form:

11 = SHIP(10 in SINO) + il (1 in SINO) = SHIP-IL

How to say 11 in ORIGINAL form:

11 = YUL (10 in ORIGINAL) + HAN(A) (1 in ORIGINAL) = YUL-HAN

^get it?

ONE MORE TIME! *HEHE*

12 in SINO FORM?

12 = SHIP + i = SHIP-I

12 in ORIGINAL FORM?

12 = YUL+ DU(L) = YUL-DU

^ the same goes for 20's, 30's, 40's, 50. . .

IN SINO, there are only FEW words to consider larger numbers. those are:

SHIP for 10

BAEK (pronounce as Bek) for 100

CHUN for 1000

MAN for 10,000

EOK for 100,000, 000

JO for 1 trillion.

ORIGINAL numbers, they use different terms for recognizing 20's, 30's and such.

SUMUL is for 20

SURUN for 30

MA-ON for 40

SWIN for 50

YESUN for 60

ILHON for 70

YUDUN for 80

AHON for 90

ON for 100

JOMON for 1000

GOL for 10,000

JAL for 100 million

UL for 100 trillion

* BUT most of the times, SINO terms are used for 100 and up numbers. :">

Note FOR ORIGINAL numbers, the last letter of numbers 1 through 4 as well as 20 is dropped.

YUL-DU (12), SE-DUL (13) . . .SEOMU instead of SEOMUL for 20,  SEOMUL - HAN (21) instead of SEOMU-HAN or SEOMUL HANA. . .

WHY ARE THERE MORE TERMS IN ORIGINAL THAN SINO?

Sino numbers represent the 20's and 30's in different cases unlike ORIGINAL.

For example:

20 = I-SHIP (2 + 10)

30 = SAM-SHIP (3 + 10)

40 = SAH-SHIP (4+10)

Same as go with the 100's (BAEK; bek)

200 = I-BAEK

300 = SAM-BAEK

400 = SAH-BAEK

1000? (CHUN)

2000 = I-CHUN

3000 = SAM-CHUN

4000 = SAH-CHUN

10, 000 (MAN)

20, 000 = I-MAN

30, 000 = SAM-MAN

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