I sort of learned the first ten numbers in Korean, but I still count on my fingers. My goal before June 11th class of KDA (Korean Digital Academy, Rob Julien’s online class I am taking) is to actually be able to rattle off a long number.
You would think that years of Taekwondo 태권도 would have drilled the native Korean system into my head. It is like I know a word “하나 둘 셋 넷 다섯 여섯 일곱 여덟 아홉 열” but if you said “Quick, tell me the word for 7”, out come the fingers.
I so have to break myself of this habit and commit the numbers to memory before I embarrass myself in conversation.
I am going to use dramas to help me. You can make a game out of this by seeing if you can identify all of the dramas before looking at the answers at the end of the post.
|2||둘 Marry Me Mary||이|
|3||셋 Flower Boy Ramen Shop||삼|
|4||넷 Boys Over Flowers||사|
|5||다섯 Coffee Prince||오|
|6||여섯 Rooftop Prince||육|
|7||일곱 Stars Falling From the Sky||칠|
|8||여덟 Gentlemen’s Dignity||팔|
|9||아홉 Nine: 9 Time Travels||구|
|10||열 School 2013||십|
|11||열하나 Queen Seon Deok||십일|
|12||열둘 Bachelor’s Vegetable Store||십이|
|13||열셋 Sungkyunkwan Scandal||십삼|
|14||열넷 Secret Garden||십사|
|15||열다섯 My Little Bride||십오|
|18||열여덟 Sweet 18||십팔|
|19||열아홉 She is 19||십구|
|29||스물구 18 vs 29||이십구|
|40||마흔 Dal Ja’s Spring||사십|
|50||쉰 Last Cinderella||오십|
|60||예순 Grandpas Over Flowers||육십|
|70||일흔 Tree with Deep Roots||칠십|
|80||여든 Prime Minister & I||팔십|
|90||아흔 You From Another Star||구십|
|1,000||A Thousand Kisses||천|
|100,000||Queen In Hyun’s Man||십만|
|10,000,000||Lie to Me||천만|
|100,000,000 (100 million)||Incarnation of Money||억|
|1,000,000,000 Billion||Can Love Become Money||십억|
|1,000,000,000,000 Trillion||Swallow the Sun||조|