How to Count or Say Number of Days in Korean

How to Count or Say Number of Days in Korean

Knowing how to count days in Korean may seem difficult at first, but if you practice and study, you will be able to remember these words easily. You may have found yourself wanting to know how to count one day, two days, or three days in Korean and never knew how but w hope this graphic can help!

For “하루” you may be very familiar with this one as it is used a lot with “종일”.

하루종일 means all day long and you can hear this a lot in song lyrics. The others are probably more unfamiliar to you (even I didn’t know most of these).

Use our helpful graphic above and we have written them below. If you want to study even more and improve your Korean, check out our ebooks over at the Dom & Hyo Store.

하루 (ha-ru) = One day

이틀 (i-teul) = Two days

사흘 (sa-heul) = Three days

나흘 (na-heul) = Four days

닷새 (dat-sae) =  Five days

엿새 (yeot-sae) = Six days

이레 (i-re) = Seven days

여드레 (yeo-deu-re) = Eight days

아흐레 (a-heu-re) = Nine days

열흘 (yeol-heul) = Ten days

 

  • Paul Turpie

    What’s the logic behind this system? Why do the suffixes change back and forth?