Vocabulary: Counting Days in Korean

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Counting Days in Korean may seem difficult at first, but if you practice and study, you will be able to remember these words easily. Graphic is above and we have written them below.

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?