[Easy Korean] Unit 8 Korean counters

When you counting for something, you need to use counters for different subjects. And counters are used along with native Korean numbers.

English : number + noun  >    two books
Korean : noun + number + counter  > 

※Let’s have a look at some Korean counters.
[gae] : things  (general counter)
[byeong] : bottles
[gwon] : books
[myeong] : people
[jang] : paper, tickets
마리[ma-ri] : animals

※  some examples.

있어요[i-sseo-yo] : to have, to exist
없어요[eop-sseo-yo] : not to have, not to exist


A: 컵 있어요? : Do you have cups?
  keop i-sseo-yo
B: 네, 있어요.  : Yes, I do.
   ne, i-sseo-yo
A: 있어요?  : How many cups do you have?
   myut gae i-sseo-yo
B: 있어요.  : I have two cups.
   du gae i-sseo-yo


A: 책 있어요?   : Do you have books?
   ckek i-sseo-yo
B: 네, 있어요.   : Yes, I do.
   ne, i-sseo-yo
A: 있어요?   : How many books do you have?
   myut gwon i-sseo-yo
B: 있어요.  : I have a book.
   han gwon i-sseo-yo


A: 물 있어요?   : Do you have water?
   mul i-sseo-yo
B: 네, 있어요.   : Yes, I do.
   ne, i-sseo-yo
A: 있어요?   : How many bottles do you have?
   myut byeong i-sseo-yo
B: 있어요.   : I have four bottles of water.
   ne byeong i-sseo-yo


A: 연필 있어요?  : Do you have pencils?
   yeon-pil i-sseo-yo
B: 아니요, 없어요.  : No, I don’t.
   a-ni-yo, eop-sseo-yo

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