- This is used in conjunction with counters such as 시 (time), 병 (bottles), 개 (things), 층 (floor), etc to ask questions related to those counters.
- For example '지금 몇시예요?' (What time is it right now?)
- 'some', 'a few' or 'several.'
Used as a Question
Depending on the intonation, 몇 can mean either 'how much', 'how many' or 'some' or 'several'. If the sentence starts with a high pitch and ends with a downward intonation, then it is an interrogative pronoun usually used for asking a question related to numbers and amounts using counters such as 개, 번, and 시. However if the rising intonation comes at the end, it is a indefinite pronoun meaning 'some', 'a few' or 'several.' See the examples below
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Used in Declarative Sentences
When 몇 is used in declarative sentences it is a indefinite pronoun meaning 'some', 'a few' or 'several.'
When used as a interrogative pronoun, it is often combined with counters.
- Time: 몇시에요? (What time is it?)
- 몇번 .. (how many times)
- 몇층 .. (which floor)
- 몇명 .. (how many people)
As an interrogative pronoun:
As an indefinite pronoun
Common phrases using 몇