[Easy Korean] Unit 7 몇 시예요?

1. The interrogative pronoun ‘[myeot]‘ can be attached to the noun ‘[si]‘ to ask for the time. For instance, “몇 시예요[myeot si-ye-yo]?” means “What time is it?” in English.

2. Korean number are used for the hours, whereas Sino-Korean numbers are used for the minutes.

Korean number + [si] = hour

*Telling the hour(Korean numbers)
한 시[han si] : 1 o’clock  (하나→한)
두 시[du si] : 2 o’clock (둘→두)
세 시[se si] : 3 o’clock (셋→세)
네 시[ne si] : 4 o’clock (넷→네)
다섯 시[da-seot si] : 5 o’clock
여섯 시[yeo-seot si] : 6 o’clock
일곱 시[il-gop si] : 7 o’clock
여덟 시[yeo-deol si] : 8 o’clock
아홉 시[a-hop si] : 9 o’clock
열 시[yeol si] : 10 o’clock
열한 시[yeol-han si] : 11 o’clock
열두 시[yeol-du si] : 12 o’clock

Sino-Korean number + [bun] = minute

*Telling the minute(Sino-Korean numbers)
일 분[il bun] : 1 minute
이 분[i bun] : 2 minutes
삼 분[sam bun] : 3 minutes
십 분[sip bun] : 10 minutes
이십 분[i-sip bun] : 20 minutes
삼십 분[sam-sip bun] : 30 minutes    /  * 삼십 분 = 반[ban]: half
사십 분[sa-sip bun] : 40 minutes
오십 분[o-sip bun] : 50 minutes
오십 오 분[o-sip-o bun] : 55 minutes

koreantellingthetime

A: 지금 몇 시예요? : What time is it now?
     ji-geum myeot si-ye-yo

B: 2 시 17 분이에요. : It’s seventeen past two.
   du si sip-chil bun i-e-yo

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