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When do I need to use the native vs Sino-Korean numerals?

A general rule to know is that when you're counting physical entities, you'd almost always use native Korean. For other quantities, it's better to remember what is counted in native and what is ...
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The difference between 일 and 한 to mean "one"?

It's complicated... sometimes you can even use both and it changes either the meaning or style of speech. The book Using Korean devotes an entire chapter (about 9 pages) to this topic. Read the full ...
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육, 륙 or 뉵 for number 6?

It will help to think of spelling and pronunciation separately. spelling 6 in all single or multi-digit numbers are written as 육. So 16 is written as 십육 and pronounced as /심뉵/. When the word is read ...
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Is there any difference in use cases between Hangul and Arabic to express number?

There may be some deeper underlying rule, but I have always used Arabic numerals for explicitness and brevity. 5시 45분에 일어났어요. (I arose at 5:45) reads much more cleanly than 다섯시 사십오분에 일어났어요. I use ...
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Is there any difference in use cases between Hangul and Arabic to express number?

There are two ways to read numbers in Korean. One is to read Chinese character in Korean way and the other is to read in pure Korean way. When used in adjective forms, the latter changes while the ...
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How do I read a tilde “~” in Korean?

The tilde, in Korean, has the same usage with the en dash “–”. It represents a range or span of numbers or time. “두 개에서 세 개” Use the numeric determiners (“관형사”) “두” (“two …”) and “세” (“three …”) with ...
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How do I read a tilde “~” in Korean?

2~3개: 둘에서 세 개, 두세 개 sounds okay. 1~30번: 일 번에서 삼십 번까지, 일 번부터 삼십 번까지 sounds okay. '까지' might be omitted. For the former case, you choose either one of multiple options(2개, 3개). For the latter case, you (...
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How do I read a tilde “~” in Korean?

"두" or "세" is a 관형사, which means you can never add a suffix after that. So, "두에서 세 개" is plainly incorrect. If you're reading it aloud, "두세 개" is the best ...
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