Korean: 하루、이틀、~째 날 | Number of days


In the previous article, we introduced the usage of Korean numbers, and then we also introduced the Korean word for date. In addition to expressing date, we often talk about one day, two days, three days, and similar descriptions in our daily life, such as three days off (사흘 연휴), two days with one meal (이틀에 한 끼), seven days of travel (이레 여행)... and so on.

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In the previous article, we introduced the usage of Korean numbers Korean:Knowing how to pronounce and use numbers such as age, time, money and phone number , and then we also introduced the Korean word for date Korean: About month (월), date (일), week (요일), today (오늘), tomorrow (내일) .

In addition to expressing the date, we often talk about one day, two days, three days, and similar descriptions in our daily life, such as three days off (사흘 연휴), two days with one meal (이틀에 한 끼), seven days of travel (이레 여행)... and so on. Here will talk about how to say it in Korean.

Number of days

There are two ways to express the number of days, one is Chinese numeric expression and the other is inherent expression.
The following is a table of correspondence.

Chinese numeric expressioninherent expression
one day일일하루
two days이일이틀
thress days삼일사흘
four days사일나흘
five days오일닷새
six days육일엿새
seven days칠일이레
eight days팔일여드레
nine days구일아흐레
ten days십일열흘
one week일주일-
one month-한달
one year일년-

Note in particular that 사흘 is the traditional term for three days and 사일 is the Chinese numerical term for four days, both of which have the word "사" in them, but their meanings are different.

Designation of the number of days

The rules are as follows.

~째 날

날 means "day" and 째 means "designated order".
The following is a comparison table.

ChineseKorean
First day첫째 날
Second day둘째 날
Third day셋째 날
Fourth day넷째 날
Firth day다섯째 날
Sixth day여섯째 날
Seventh day일곱째 날
Eighth day여덟째 날
Ninth day아홉 번째 날
Tenth day열흘째 날

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