Create bingo sheets from a range of Korean numbers

Turn practicing Korean numbers into a fun game with these bingo sheets. Korean Number Bingo helps to promote listening and recognition skills as well as providing an opportunity to learn and practice Korean numbers.

You can create your bingo sheets from any range of Korean numbers. This means you can start simple with numbers between 1 and 50, however to make things more challenging, you can advance to numbers up to 15,000 or even 1 million! 

Although Koreans do use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4) in some settings they also have their own systems of numerals based on Korean characters that are used in different settings. Hanji, which is the Sino-Korean system, is generally used when using larger numbers, or for counting money, in maths and phone numbers. Hanguel, the native system, is used for smaller numbers and for age and counting objects.

Whilst this may seem confusing, this converter makes converting Korean numbers to Arabic numbers and back again quick and easy!

When counting, Korean numbers are very similar to Arabic numbers. For example in Hanji fourteen is 십사 (sipsa) which is 십 (sip) = 10 plus 사 (sa) = 4. In Hanguel, fourteen is expressed as 열넷 (yeolnet), which is 열 (yeol) = 10 plus 넷 (net) = 4. So, in both Korean systems fourteen transliterates as ten-four. Although this is different to the Arabic system (where the suffix -teen is used), it works the same way that Arabic numbers express numbers twenty one and above.

When you go over twenty in Korean, the number rules are slightly different. Let's use the example of 32. In Hanji, numbers over ten are all expressed the same way. In this case thirty two becomes 삼십이 (samsipi) which is 삼 (sam) = 3 plus 십 (sip) = 10 plus 이 (i) = 2. So it translates as three-ten-two. Whilst this is different from how Arabic numbers you may be used to are constructed, it is relatively easy to follow. This continues up to 100. 

In contrast, Hangul works much more like the Arabic numeral system. In Hangul, 32 is 서른둘 (seoreundul) which is 서른 (seorun) = 30 plus 둘 (dul) = 2. Instead of constructing thirty as "three-ten", 서른 (seorun) is it's own word. Like the Arabic system, Hangul creates unique counter words thirty, forty, fifty etc. which 서른 (seorun), 마흔 (maheun), 쉰 (swin) onto which the numbers 1-9 are added. So as in the example, 32 becomes 서른둘 (seoreundul).

You can select from three grid sizes, so you can choose whether it's 9 (3x3), 16 (4x4) or 25 (5x5) numbers in the bingo sheet, depending on the learner level and the amount of time you want to spend playing bingo! Randomized number location on different sheets means that the same numbers will appear on every sheet but in different locations. 

There is also an option to print an answer sheet. The answer sheet has the digit numbers with Japanese and  numbers in brackets.

This bingo sheet generator is designed to test knowledge of Korean numbers and works well in a class setting. This is a great way to test knowledge of Korean numbers as well as listening skills and is ready to print.

If you want to enter specific numbers, you can use this worksheet generator.

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