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Learn Korean Language Lesson 21 – Korean Days of The Week

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Learn Korean Lesson 21 - Korean Days of The WeekContinue from Lesson 20 – Korean Time Marker. Today we come to Learn Korean Lesson 21 – Korean Days of The Week. In this Learn Korean Language Lesson, we will learn Korean years, months and Korean days of the week, continuously you will learn how to talk in Korean about some of the activities you do between weekdays – 주중 [ ju-jung ] and weekend – 주말 [ ju-mal ]. What kinds of things do you do during the week? Well, you probably to do a wide variety of things, besides studying Korean, of course.

Korean Days of The Week

In Korean,  Korean Time Marker- 에 is place behind each Korean days of the week to indicate time and dates are read with the Sino-Korean numbers from the largest to the smallest unit – year first, the month, then the day last. For example, 2006 년 8 월 15 일 will be read as 이천 육 년 팔 월 십오 일 [ i-cheon-yuk-nyeon-pal-wol-sip-o-il ] . Korean Time Marker- 에 is place behind each Korean days of the week to indicate time.Unlike English, In Korean, years are never read two units at a time. 1990 will not read separately as 19 and 90. Months are read as follow:

  • January – 일월 [ il-wol ]
  • February – 이월 [ i-wol ]
  • March – 삼월 [ sam-wol ]
  • April – 사월 [ sa-wol ]
  • May – 오월 [ o-wol ]
  • *June – 육월 -> 유월 [ yu-wol ]
  • July – 칠월 [ chil-wol ]
  • August – 팔월 [ pal-wol ]
  • September – 구월 [ gu-wol ]
  • *October – 십월 -> 시월 [ si-wol ]
  • November – 십일월 [ sip-il-wol ]
  • December – 십이월 [ sip-i-wol ]

However, there are two exception, for June and October, they are 유월 [ yu-wol ] and 시월 [si-wol ] rather than 육월 [ yuk-wol ] and 십월 [ sip-wol]. Korean days of the week are as below. Each of them name by the nature of the earth. 월 [ wol ] means moon, 화 [ hwa ] means fire, 수 [ su ] means water, 목 [ mok ] means tree or wood, 금 [ geum ] means iron, 토 [ to ] means soil, 일 [ il ] means sun. 요일 [ yo-il ] in Korean is means days of the week. Memorize it by 월, 화, 수, 목, 금, 토, 일.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
월요일 [ wo-ryo-il ] 화요일 [ hwa-yo-il ] 수요일 [ su-yo-il ] 목요일 [ mo-gyo-il ] 금요일 [ geu-myo-il ] 토요일 [ to-yo-il ] 일요일 [ i-ryo-il ]

Korean days of the week have to come at the end of dates. Ex 2006년 8월 15일 월요일. Korean Question Word – What Kind Of can be use with Korean days of the week to ask question as follow:

  • 오늘이 무슨 요일이에요? [ o-neu-ri-mu-seun-yo-il-i-e-yo ] – What day of the week is it?
  • 무슨 요일에 티파니 씨를 만나요? [ mu-seun-yo-il-e-ti-pa-ni-ssi-reul-man-na-yo ] – Which day do you meet Tiffany?
  • 무슨 요일에 학교에 가요? [ mu-seun-yo-il-e-hak-gyo-e-ga-yo ] – Which days do you go to school?

Korean question words – when – 언제 [ eon-je ] and what day – 며칠 [ myeo-chil ] can be use with Korean days of the week to ask question too, we will learn this in the future. Now, you may continue to the next lesson Learn Korean Language Lesson 22 – Korean Negation – Not/Don’t.

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