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I am learning Korean, but I don't know what numbers to learn! Please help! Kamsahamnida!

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    1- hana(il), 2-dul(e), 3-set(sam), 4-net(sa) korean has tow way spoken. 1st is native, 2nd Arabic. If u need to learning more numbers. U must keep this. over 6 years ago

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    You need both sets. Some things are counted in one, some in the other. Confusingly, when counting time, hours are counted in native Korean, and minutes are counted in Sino-Korean! over 6 years ago

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    Both! I learnt Korean and thought it strange that we weren't taught numbers strait away. Both are important because they are used for different counting systems. Time, as stated by Doug V above, needs both because hours and minutes are different. The numbers used in money is different from counting. Sorry but both are essential! over 6 years ago

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    Learning both number systems is just half the challenge. Knowing when and how to use them is also very tricky. In formal situations Koreans use the Sino-Korean number system but then there's also the combination of using the Native-Korean and Sino-Korean number systems in certain situations. You can check out talktomeinkorean(dot)com if you want to learn more about Hangeul about 6 years ago

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    Thank you for the help! I guess I need to learn them both then... :) about 6 years ago

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