너는 배고픈? (neoneun baegopeun?) | [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

The title may be a bit misleading but we are in fact still talking about currency. But why ask, 너는 배고픈 (Are you hungry?) Because we’re talking about food and money in everyday conversations…

Let’s get started!

Scenario:

I’m at the store and I need to buy strawberries. You’re in the store and you see the strawberries but alas, there’s no price on them. You see someone who works there and you ask…?

  • Customer 1: 딸기를 얼마예요? (ttalgileul eolmayeyo?) | How much are the strawberries?
  • Employee: 1000원 ($0.85USD)

Looking at the price the employee gave you, how would you say this in Korean?

  1. 십원 (ship-won)
  2. 이천원 (icheon-won)
  3. 천원 (cheon-won)

If you said, (3) 천원 you’re correct!

  1. 천원 (cheon-won) | 1000원

Alright so remember, practicing your numbers above 백 is really important for counting money. We’ll look at more examples of how to use money in sentences tomorrow.

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