Korean for fun: Number and money

1. numbers

dum_1.gif (965 bytes)
il

1
dum_2.gif (949 bytes)
ee

2
dum_3.gif (961 bytes)
sahm

3
dum_4.gif (965 bytes)
sah

4
dum_5.gif (946 bytes)
oh

5
dum_6.gif (941 bytes)
yook

6
dum_7.gif (964 bytes)
ch’il

7
dum_8.gif (968 bytes)
pahl

8
dum_9.gif (933 bytes)
koo

9
dum_10.gif (972 bytes)
ship

10
ee-ship
20
sahm-ship
30
sah-ship
40
oh-ship
50
yook-ship
60
ch’il-ship
70
pahl-ship
80
koo-ship
90
dum_100.gif (974 bytes)
paek

100
ee-paek
200
sahm-paek
300
sah-paek
400
oh-paek
500
yook-paek
600
ch’il-paek
700
pahl-paek
800
koo-paek
900
dum_1000.gif (972 bytes)
ch’on

1,000
ee-ch’on
2,000
sahm-ch’on
3,000
sah-ch’on
4,000
oh-ch’on
5,000
yook-ch’on
6,000
ch’il-ch’on
7,000
pahl-ch’on
8,000
koo-ch’on
9,000
dum_10000.gif (970 bytes)
mahn

10,000
ee-mahn
20,000
sahm-mahn
30,000
sah-mahn
40,000
oh-mahn
50,000
yook-mahn
60,000
ch’il-mahn
70,000
pahl-mahn
80,000
koo-mahn
90,000

“100,000” is dum_10.gif (972 bytes)dum_10000.gif (970 bytes)[ship-mahnsori.gif (1058 bytes)].
As you can see, units change every four digits in Korea (and in many other Asian counturies), and adding a comma every three digits (‘1,000’) is very western custom.

“14” is dum_10.gif (972 bytes)dum_4.gif (965 bytes) [ship-sahsori.gif (1058 bytes)]. — 14 = 10+4.

Similarly, 143 is dum_100.gif (974 bytes) dum_4.gif (965 bytes)dum_10.gif (972 bytes)dum_3.gif (961 bytes) [paek-sah-ship-sahmsori.gif (1058 bytes)].

 

2. money in different forms

dum_mney.gif (938 bytes)
tohn
money
dum_won.gif (996 bytes)
won
the Korean monetary unit
dum_card.gif (1024 bytes)
k’ah-d
credit card
dum_tc.gif (1348 bytes)
yo-haeng-jah soo-p’yoh
traveler’s check
dum_dllar.gif (1062 bytes)
dahl-luh
dollar
  • sarah

    the audios do not work can someone help me or fix it????

  • min suga

    thank you!