How to read price in Korean?

Read prices in Korean

As you know, we have two number sets in Korean. If you don’t know those two number sets, please go to this page to study them first.
(Sino-Korean numbers
(Native Korean numbers

When you read prices, you have to use Sino-Korean numbers which

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
십일 이십 삼십 사십 오십 육십 칠십 팔십 구십
1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000 10,000,000
십만 백만 천만
100,000,000 1,000,000,000 10,000,000,000 100,000,000,000 1,000,000,000,000
일억 십억 백억 천억 일조

** Notice
When we read 10(), 100(), 1000(), 10000(), 100000(십만), 1000000(백만), 10000000(천만) we don’t read  ‘일’ like blue color in the table. But like those 일억 and 일조, you should read 일.

The most important 3 numbers are 천/백/십 because there are repeated every 4 units. It is very easy to read if you split 4 numbers. For example, there is 1,11,111,111,111(천백십일억 천백십일만 천백십일).

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Korean money is ‘Won’ and the sign is ₩.  Let’s read those prices following.

연습 Practice>

234원 : 이백삼십사원

3,000원 : 삼천원

41,000원 : 사만 천원

56,389원 : 오만 육천삼백팔십구원

270,893원 : 이십칠만 팔백구십삼원

3,976,430원 : 삼백구십칠만 육천사백삼십원

18,652,180원 : 천팔백육십오만 이천백팔십원

197,653,217원 : 일억 구천칠백육십오만 삼천이백십칠원

From now on, you can read prices in Korean.  Let’s go shopping!
I usually buy things on Gmarket or Naver, where do you go shopping?

Question> Can you read these prices?

  • 240
  • 389
  • 461
  • 728
  • 1,456
  • 3,254
  • 9,512
  • 7,865
  • 23,110
  • 45,660
  • 35,107
  • 51,468
  • 200,000
  • 345,610
  • 984,201
  • 657,894
  • 5,000,000
  • 6,100,000
  • 9,800,000
  • 4,137,861

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14 thoughts on “How to read price in Korean?

  1. Hi there i am very interested in learning korean and am finding this site to be helpful. Now i would like to know about here in the practice section of “How to read price in korean” i am having a hard time understanding why the number “0” in 270,893 is written the way it is in korean? i understand “2” ee sib and “7” chil man, but then after that is “chil chun” representing the number “0” which i thought maybe was a mistake. Can you get back to me and explain a bit about that would be much appreciated thanks.

      1. Hi thank you for this site. I also have a question for the above thread. 270,893 i was just confused where did the 칠 전 came from…sorry i was just really confused in this particular example, the rest were very informative and helpful. Thank you in advance.

  2. 안녕하세요 선생님.
    23,110-이만 삼천백십
    45,660-사만 오천육백육십
    35,107-삼만 오천백칠
    51,468-오만 천사백육십팔
    345,610-삼십만 사만 오천육백십
    984,201-구십만 팔만 사천이백일
    657,894-육십만 오만 칠천팔백구십사
    6,100,000-육백만 십만
    9,800,000-구백만 팔십만
    4,137,861-사백만 십만칠천팔백육십일
    Is it correct?

    1. 아주 잘했어요!
      그런데 345,610은 삼십사만 오천육백십이에요. 만(10,000)은 한 번만 쓰면 돼요.

      다른 것도 다시 한번 써 보세요.

  3. Is it correct?
    48,328-사만 판천 삼백이십팔
    14,414-만 사천 사백십사
    77,777-칠만 칠천 칠백칠십칠
    97,265-구만 칠천 이백육십오
    78,965-칠만 팔천 구백육십오

  4. 안녕하세요 선생님
    984,201-구십팔만 사천 이백일
    647,894-육십오만 칠천 팔백구십사
    6,100,000 – 육백 십만
    9,800,000 – 구백 팔십만
    4,137,861 – 사백 십삼만 천칠 팔백육십일

  5. Hi, thank you for your hard work.
    I want to make a notice, you wrote 270,893원 : 이십칠만 칠천팔백구십삼원
    but I don’t understand where 칠천 come from!! is it a mistake. thanks

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