How to Express Korean Money in English

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This numbers video will teach you how to express Korean money in English.  Money is very important to learn.  This video is a little difficult, but you must learn, understand and use money properly.  You can never make a mistake expressing money.
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video, we’re going to talk about Korean money and how to express it in English.

Now, I know money and numbers can be very very confusing, but please pay attention and I hope everything will become clear in this video.

So, let’s take a look.

First, I want to talk about the types of Korean money.

And we have ‘coins’ and ‘bills’.

Now, you already know.

Now, how we express the coins…

Well, the first coin, I have coins here.

The first coin, of course, is this coin.

And this is “ten won”.

We say that.

“Ten won.”

And we move on to the next coin.

Of course, “Fifty won.”

“Fifty won.”

And moving up.

“One hundred won.”

That’s “one hundred won”.

And the last one.

“Five hundred won.”

Ok, that’s the largest coin.

“Five hundred won.”

So, that’s the ‘coins’.

Let’s move on to the ‘bills’.

And I have the bills here.

Of course, the first is the “one thousand won”.

Ok, so that’s a ‘bill’.

It’s paper and it’s the ‘one thousand won’ bill.

And then the ‘five thousand won’ bill.

Right there.

“Five thousand won.”

The ‘ten thousand won’ bill.

And, of course, my favorite, the ‘fifty thousand won’ bill.

So, again, that’s “one thousand won”, “five thousand won”, “ten thousand won”,
and “fifty thousand won”.

And, of course, also in Korea, they use checks.

And this is a check.

This check is for “one hundred thousand won”.

But, of course, check can go very high…into the millions.

Alright…

So, we call that a check.

Alright, so, we reviewed the ‘coins’ and the ‘bills’, and how to express them in English, uhh…let’s go practice how to express money.

2:15 [Part 2]

Ok, so if you want to express money very well, you have to know your numbers.

Alright, so let’s review the numbers here.

Ahh..I’m going from ‘one thousand’ to ‘a billion’.

So, listen again.

This is “one thousand”.

Now remember, we have three numbers, comma.

This is a…always a “thousand”.

“One thousand.”

“Ten thousand.”

“One hundred thousand.”

And…three…this is ‘thousand’, three and this comma means ‘million’.

So, if you see two commas, that’s always ‘million’.

Six numbers here.

So, this is “one million”.

“Ten million.”

“One hundred million.”

And a very big number, “one billion”.

Ok…

So, those are the numbers.

Let’s change it to money.

Very easy.

Of course, we just put the ‘w’ there.

So, “One thousand won.”

That’s “one thousand won.”

“Ten thousand won.”

“One hundred thousand won.”

“A million won.”

“Ten million won.”

“A hundred million won.”

And the last one…wow!

That’s a lot of money.

“One billion won.”

Alright…

Let’s move on to some more difficult practice.

3:48 [Part 3]

Ok, I have five more examples here of how to express Korean money in English.

These are mixed numbers.

It’s a little more difficult.

So, listen carefully.

Let’s take a look.

The first one here.

This is “One thousand two hundred won”.

“One thousand two hundred won.”

Let’s move on to the next one.

This is “Ten thousand eight hundred and fifty won”.

“Ten thousand eight hundred fifty won.”

The next one.

This is “One hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred and twenty won”.

“One hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred and twenty won.”

The next one.

Getting bigger.

“Six million three hundred and twenty thousand won.”

“Six million three hundred and twenty thousand won.”

And the last one.

Ok, this is a lot of money.

I wish I had this much money.

“One billion five hundred and seventy-two million won.”

“One billion five hundred and seventy-two million won.”

Ok, that’s a lot of money.

Alright, so here are numbers.

Let’s do a little bit practice…a little practice with real money.

ok…

So, of course this is…how much?

“One thousand won.”

And let’s add this.

So, a ‘five thousand won’ and a ‘one thousand won’.

So, how much are they together?

Ok, “Six thousand won.”

Let’s add a ‘ten’ here.

So we have ‘ten thousand’ and ‘five thousand’ and ‘one thousand’.

How much is that?

That’s “sixteen thousand won”.

And let’s add more money.

A ‘fifty thousand’…how about this, we’ll just do ‘fifty thousand’ and ‘one thousand’.

How much is that?

“Fifty-one thousand won.”

And let’s do the ‘ten’…

‘Fifty-thousand’, ‘ten thousand’, ‘one thousand’.

How much is that?

“Sixy-one thousand won.”

Alright, and let’s add the ‘five’.

So, ‘fifty’ a ‘ten’ a ‘five’ and a ‘one thousand’.

How much is that?

“Fifty.”

“Sixty.”

“Sixty-five.”

“Sixty-six thousand won.”

And quickly, let’s just try with a coin.

So this is ‘five hundred won’.

This is ‘one thousand won’.

How much is this?

“One thousand five hundred won.”

Alright…

Ok, so I hope you do have a good understanding of how to express Korean money in English.

Ahh…we’re going to try a test right now.

It’s a listening test.

So, you should prepare some paper or a pen.

I’m going to say a number, and you just write down the number you hear.

Ok…

Let’s try it.

7:00 [Part 4 – Listening Test]

Alright, question one on the test.

“Sixty won.”
“Sixty won.”

Ok, you should write it like this.

Question two.

“Twenty-three thousand five hundred won.”
“Twenty-three thousand five hundred won.”

Ok, you should write it like this.

Question three.

“Five thousand won.”
“Five thousand won.”

Ok, I spoke fast, but you should write it like this.

Question four.

“One hundred and twenty thousand won.”
“One hundred and twenty thousand won.”

Ok, you should write it like this.

Question five.

“Five hundred and forty-seven thousand two hundred won.”
“Five hundred and forty-seven thousand two hundred won.”

Ok, you should write it like this.

Question six.

“Seven million five hundred thousand won.”
“Seven million five hundred thousand won.”

Ok, it’s a big number.

Question seven.

“Twelve million eight hundred thousand three hundred forty won.”
“Twelve million eight hundred thousand three hundred forty won.”

OK, it should look like this.

Question eight.

“Nine million eight hundred and seventy-six thousand five hundred and forty-three won.”
“Nine million eight hundred and seventy-six thousand five hundred and forty-three won.”

OK, it should look like this.

Question nine.

“One hundred thirty-four million won.”
“One hundred and thirty-four million won.”

OK, it should look like this.

And the last question.

“One billion seven hundred won.”
“One billion seven hundred won.”

Ok, very big number.

It should look like this.

9:58 [Part 6]

I hope you did well on the test.

I know it’s very difficult to listen to money and numbers.

It can be very confusing, but it’s something you must practice and you must know.

Because you never want to make a mistake with money.

Ok…

People will be angry.

Ahh…let’s take a look at this question, now.

“How much is it?”

Ok…

So, that’s a common question.

“How much is something?”

“How much is it?”

And you would answer, “It’s about…”.

“It’s about…”

Ahh…not exactly…

“It’s about…”

And then you’re going to put the money.

How much it is.

So, I have some items here.

The first item is a pen.

So, the pen…

“How much is it?”

“How much is a pen?”

Ok, so a pen…well it’s not expensive, so…

“It’s about…”, we’ll say, “one thousand won”.

Ok…

“So how much is a pen?”

“It’s about one thousand won.”

Ok…

Of course, some pens are more expensive, but just a general pen…

“It’s about one thousand won.”

Ahhh….let’s look at the next one.

A soju….a soju bottle.

Or if you’re buying some soju.

A bottle of soju.

“How much is it?”

Alright, so if I go to Family Mart, and I buy a bottle of soju…

“How much is it?”

Well, “It’s about…hmmm maybe one thousand two hundred won.”

“It’s about one thousand two hundred won.”

Let’s look at the next one.

A Galaxy Note.

Ok…

“How much is it?”

“How much is a Galaxy Note?”

Free.

Ok, some people will say, “free” because you can get it for free if you sign a contract.

But if you have no contract…

“How much is a Galaxy Note?”

Ok…

“It’s about…”, we’ll say, “eight hundred thousand won” or “nine hundred thousand won”.

Ok, very expensive.

So, “How much is a Galaxy Note?”

“It’s about eight to nine hundred thousand won.”

Let’s get to a more expensive item.

This is a car.

“How much is it?”

“How much is the KIA Morning?”

Ok, so “the KIA Morning…is about…it’s about…fourteen million won”.

Ok…

“It’s about fourteen million won.”

And last item here, we’ll just say a Kangnam apartment.

Ok, Kangnam…uhh..very expensive area, so we’ll say a smaller apartment.

“How much is a Kangnam apartment?”

Well, “It’s about one billion won.”

Ok, very expensive.

“It’s about one billion won.”

Alright…

Ok, so that’s how you ask and answer this question.

Ahhh… I hope you understand Korean money…how to express it in English.

Ok…

Ahhh…again, you have to be very clear how you express money.

You don’t want to make a mistake.

Anyway, I hope this video helps you.

See you next time.

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