Basic Sino-Korean Numbers

Numbers are involved in just about every aspect of Korean communication--especially as a traveler. Whether you're going out to eat, doing a little bit of shopping, traveling around town by taxi, booking a hotel, visiting the sites, or taking a trip the American embassy in Seoul, you're going to need to be able to recognize, understand and use basic numbers in Korean. However, the Korean number system has two sets of numbers: Sino-Korean numbers and Native-Korean numbers. It's important that you know the difference between the two and how to use them. Sino-Korean numbers are used for counting minutes on 24-hour clocks, amounts of currency and telephone numbers. Native-Korean numbers are used for hours and counting words. Below, we'll review Sino-Korean numbers. To hear a number click on any blue button, then repeat the number out loud.
English
Sino-Korean
zero
0
零/〇 (Hanja)
공 / 영 / 제로
gong / yeong / jero
one
1
il
two
2
i
three
3
sam
four
4
sa
five
5
o
six
6
yuk
seven
7
chil
eight
8
pal
nine
9
gu
ten
10
ship
eleven
11
十一
십일
shipil
twelve
12
十二
십이
shipi
thirteen
13
十三
십삼
shipsam
fourteen
14
十四
십사
shipsa
fifteen
15
十五
십오
shipo
sixteen
16
十六
십육
shipnyuk
seventeen
17
十七
십칠
shipchil
eighteen
18
十八
십팔
ship-pal
nineteen
19
十九
십구
shipgu
twenty
20
二十
이십
eeship
thirty
30
三十
삼십
samship
fourty
40
四十
사십
saship
fifty
50
五十
오십
oship
sixty
60
六十
육십
yukship
seventy
70
七十
칠십
chilship
eighty
80
八十
팔십
palship
ninety
90
九十
구십
guship
one hundred
100
baek
one thousand
1,000
cheon
one million
1,000,000
百萬
백만
baekman