What is the proper expression when asking for a plastic bag, for example, at a shop?
Would it be 봉투 하나 주세요? or 봉투 한 장 주세요?
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Unless there were any reason to assume a number other than one, just saying 봉투 주세요 would be fine. 봉투 하나 주세요 is also fine, and removes any doubt that only one is needed. 봉투 한 장 주세요 is the most 'proper', but even in Korean, sometimes most proper isn't the most common or appropriate - it could sound like you are over-egging the pudding.
When a number is needed, you might even hear Koreans just saying 봉투 두 개 주세요, even though 개 isn't the most specific 세는 단위 (counting unit) for 봉투.