Korean numbers can be very complicated. This converter helps you with Korean numbers. You can convert numbers to Hanji, Hangul and Romaji. 

With this converter you can convert Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) each of the Korean numeral systems Hanji (일, 이, 삼, 사), Hanguel (한, 둘, 셋, 넷) or Romaji (han, dul, set, net). There is also the option to turn each of these numeral systems into arabic numbers.

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).

If this seems too complicated, fear not, for this converter is here to save the day!

With this converter you can:

  • Convert Arabic numbers (eg. 1, 2, 3, 4) to Hanji numbers (일, 이, 삼, 사)
  • Convert Arabic numbers to Hanguel (한, 둘, 셋, 넷)
  • Convert Arabic numbers to Romaji numbers (han, dul, set, net)
  • Convert Hanji numbers into Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4)

This app is designed to help you convert common numbers into Korean numbers. Simply type in any number from 1 - 99,999 and have it translated into Korean instantly. 

You can use this app to help you with your learning, or when you're trying to read a Korean figures. With this converter, you'll be able to understand Korean numbers in no time!


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