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By Jungwook Hong, Wang Lee

Part of Korean For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Numbers are essential in becoming familiar with a new language and Korean is no different. The following table shows the basic numbers from 1 to 20 along with the decade numbers to 100 in both Korean and Sino-Korean:

Number Sino-Korean Number (Pronunciation) Korean Number (Pronunciation) Number Sino-Korean Number (Pronunciation) Korean Number (Pronunciation) Number Sino-Korean Number (Pronunciation) Korean Number (Pronunciation)
1 il (Il) hana (ha-na) 11 sip il (shipil) yeol hana (yuhl ha-na) 20 i sip (ee-ship) seumul (seu-mool)
2 i (ee) dul (dool) 12 sip i (shipee) yeol dul (yuhl dool) 30 sam sip (sam- ship) seoreun (suh-reun)
3 sam (sam) set (set) 13 sip sam (shipsam) yeol set (yuhl set) 40 sa sip (sa-ship) maheun (ma-heun)
4 sa (sa) net (net) 14 sip sa (shipsa) yeol net (yuhl net) 50 o sip (o-ship) shwin (sween)
5 o (o) daseot (da-sut) 15 sip o (ship o) yeol daseot (yuhl da-sut) 60 yuk sip (yook-ship) yesun (yae-soon)
6 yuk (yook) yeoseot (yuh-sut) 16 sip yuk (ship-yook) yeol yeoseot (yuhl yuh-sut) 70 chil sip (chil-ship) ilheun (il-heun)
7 chil (chil) ilgop (il-gop) 17 sip chil (ship-chil) yeol ilgop (yuhl il-gop) 80 pal sip (pal-ship) yeodeun (yuh-deun)
8 pal (pal) yeodeol (yuh-duhl) 18 sip pal (ship-pal) yeol yeodeol (yuhl yuh-duhl) 90 gu sip (goo-ship) aheun (a-heun)
9 gu (goo) ahop (a-hop) 19 sip gu (ship- goo) yeol ahop (yuhl a-hop) 100 baek (baek) baek (baek)
10 sip (ship) yeol (yuhl)