German-Korean #8

We had our 8th meeting back at our campus! And we decided to teach each other some colors and numbers!

Rossi went first with his German words. I actually have taken a German class before in uni, so I was pretty familiar with those words. But since German was my 3rd foreign language with Finnish, I easily got confused with Finnish numbers, but it went okay at some point.

These are the first 10 numbers in German,

Eins, zwei, drei, vier fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn, elf, zwölf …

After twenty (zwanzig), the 10th number comes after the 1st one. So for 21, it should be Einundzwanzig(one and twenty). It was interesting but a bit confusing! 😀

Colors were a bit easier, because most of them were similar to English words for colors. For example, Red is “rot”, blue is “blau”, green was “grün”, and brown was “braun”.

After that, I took out a piece of paper with colors and numbers written in Korean.

Colors were,

Red = 빨강 (Bbal gang)

Orange = 주황 (Ju hwang)

Yellow = 노랑 (No rang)

Green = 초록 (Cho rok)

Blue = 파랑 (Pa rang)

Purple = 보라 (Bo ra)

White = 하양 (Ha yang)

Black = 검정 (Geom Jeong)

For light and dark colors, you just needed to put those words for light and dark.

light = 연 (Yeon)

dark = 진 (Jin)

And then I moved to numbers, and these are the numbers.

일(il) 이(e), 삼(sam), 사(sa), 오(oh), 육(yuk), 칠(chil), 팔(pal), 구(gu), 십(shib),

From eleven to nineteen, you just needed to add the number to 10, which is 십 (shib). So eleven would be 십일(shib il) – like ten-one. For twenty, thirty, and those rest go with the same rule. twenty would be 이십 (e shib) – like two-ten. Easy stuff.

Another important thing was that we divide numbers by 10,000. So basically there is another word just for 10,000. And the bigger number would come with that word for 10,000, 만(man) 100,000 would be 십만 (shib man), like ten- ten thousand.

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