"아흔, 여든, 일흔, 예순, 쉰, 마흔, 서른, 스물, "

Translation:Ninety, eighty, seventy, sixty, fifty, forty, thirty, twenty, ten

December 9, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/izabellyohana

My brain is frying

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HannaBae

Any tricks to memorize this?

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nleconte

Assuming you already now how to count to ten in the Korean counting system, you should note some similarities and/or common roots.

Other than that, I did have some tricks in the past, but they were very specific to my own background and knowledge (and more often than not, NSFW).

E.g. 여든, sounds like Joden, jews, in Dutch, one of my home tongues. The number 8 has strong links with the neonazi movement. I guess you can make the missing link between jews and neonazis. Or 마흔, which sounds like My hun (affective shortened form of honey, darling). There was a particular person at the time who was forty years old and that would fit that description.

As you can see, there are several pieces of personal trivia in there that makes it probably useful only to me as a mnemonic.

My best advice is to make similar stories or links, and I can assure you, they will stick.

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael217793

The first 5 is easy to remember: 열 스물 서른 마흔 쉰. The following tens confuse me, but I noticed that if you know how to count already, you'd see the correlation. 6 = 여섯 = 여 = 예순 7 = 일곱 = 일 = 일흔 8 = 여덟 = 여 = 여든 9 = 아홉 = 아 = 아흔

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/racheliza711

is there a broken down version of each number? what is added to "set" to make it "seruen" (sorry, not korean keyboard)

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AidenAN

*seoreun. Sorry no idea

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/conniestar16

You know it's hard to remember native Korean numbers.

October 31, 2018
Learn Korean in just 5 minutes a day. For free.