Learning numbers in Korean
How can I understand the numbers easier? It's so hard to remember all of them. I have only memorized the first 10 numbers and then I forget.
And in Korean you get to learn two sets of numbers, the Sino-Korean (일, 이, 삼...) and the pure Korean ones (하나, 둘, 셋...).
If you can remember 1-10, you have the Sino-Korean numbers mostly mastered. Most other numbers are combinations of the words for one to ten with a few extra words like 백 (hundred), 천 (thousand) and 만 (ten thousand). For example, "twenty" is just 이십, literally "two-ten."
For the pure Korean numbers, you need to learn new names for the multiples of 10 as well, 스물 (twenty), 서른 (thirty), etc. Luckily those numbers only go to 99.
One thing I've tried is reading a list of telephone numbers out loud in Korean. You can try doing the individual digits first. (That's how they're read in Korean anyway.) Then for extra practice, you can try groups of 3 as numbers in the hundreds and groups of 4 as numbers in the thousands.
There are 2 different types of numbers "Sino Korean Numbers" and "Pure/Native Korean Numbers".
Pure/Native Korean Numbers
Used for -Counting physical objects (including people) and usually followed by a count word (개, 명, 분, 잔, etc. depending on what is being counted) - Years of age - Hours (only) - Counting (in general) - Counting months (but only when used with the native Korean word for month/moon: 달)
Personally I watched vvv To remember them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR_F7R45m9g
Sino Korean Numbers
Used for - For any number 100 or higher even if it would normally be expressed in native Korean (since native Korean only goes to 99) - Counting any unit of time other than hours (if counting months, you follow it with 개월, which is the generic countword + the Sino-Korean word for month/moon) - For creating the names of the months (number of month + 월) - Money / currency - Math - Measurements (kilometers, grams, liters, etc.) - Phone numbers
Personally I watched vvv To remember them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLlaE1fASiw