# Sino Korean numbers

The Sino Korean numbers are derived from the Chinese numerals (Sino is a prefix meaning Chinese).

## Numbers 0-10

Number Pronunciation Hanja
0 1
1
2
3
4
5
6 육 / 륙2
7
8
9
10
1. For phone numbers, '공' is used instead of 영, i.e. 010-1234-5678 is 공일공 일이삼사 오룩칠팔.
2. 육 is used when it's just the number '6' or if it is the first syllable, i.e. 육십 (60). Otherwise it is 륙.

## Numbers 11-99

For the numbers above 10, you form them by counting the number of 10's (십) you need, followed by the remaining digits.

• 11 = 10 + 1, so 십일 (ten one)
• 15 = 10 + 5, so 십오 (ten five)
• 20 = two 10s, so 이십 (two ten)
• 50 = five 10s, so 오십 (five ten)
• 99 = nine 10s + 9, so 구십구 (nine ten nine)
Number Pronunciation Hanja
11 십일 十一
12 십이 十二
13 십삼 十三
14 십사 十四
15 십오 十五
16 심육** 十六
17 십칠 十七
18 십팔 十八
19 십구 十九
20 이십 二十
21 이십일 二十一
30 삼십 三十
32 삼십이 三十二
40 사십 四十
43 사십삼 四十三
50 오십 五十
54 오십사 五十四
60 육심 六十
65 육심오 六十五
70 칠십 七十
76 칠십육** 七十六
80 팔십 八十
87 팔십칠 八十七
90 구십 九十
98 구십팔 九十八

## Numbers 100 and above

• For the numbers between 100-999, you form them by counting the number of 100's (백) you need, followed by the remaining digits.
• 565 = five 100s, six 10s + 5, so 오백육십오 (five hundred six ten five).
• For the numbers between 1,000-9,999 you form them by counting the number of 1000's (천) you need, followed by the remaining digits.
• For the numbers between 10,000-99,999 you form them by counting the number of 10,000s (만) you need, followed by the remaining digits.
• For the numbers above 100,000,000 you form them by counting the number of 100,000,000s (억) you need, followed by the remaining digits.
Number Pronunciation Hanja
100
1,000
10,000
100,000 십만 十萬
1,000,000 백만 百萬
10,000,000 천만 千萬
100,000,000
1,000,000,000,000
10,000,000,000,000,000

### Pronunciation note

• Any time 6 is preceded by 10 (like 16 or 56), the combination is always pronounced as '심뉵'. This is because 6 is 육 if it's in the first syllable and 륙 elsewhere, so 심륙 → 심뉵.

## Quiz

There are quizzes available to help you get accustomed to Sino Korean numbers.