I need help, suggestions, anything to get these numbers down when it comes to money.
I’m fine with 100원; 1,000원; 10,000원; 76,853원; but once we get to 1,150,000원 it’s going to take me a good 10 minutes before I understand that it’s read as 백십오만원.
만 (10,000) is the base for large numbers in Korean (and Japanese) so as someone from the USA, it drives me nuts to try to say the numbers correctly. XD I know it’s all practice (and possibly harassing someone with questions), but it’s another hill in the language learning experience. OTL
Does anyone know of any good ways of grasping and understanding the system they use? I’m thinking of writing down random large numbers every day and then trying to say them, but I don’t know how well it will work.
Apparently 20,650,000원 is 이천육십오만원… 도와주세요 orz
If I find anything that helps, I’ll definitely post it here. Back to studying. >.> *dives back into books*
And of course 35,250,000 is 삼천오백이십오만.
WAIT! I’m remembering something I learned in Japanese and now I know why I’m so thrown off. We look at the commas to tell us the places since we use hundreds.
35,250,000 =Thirty-five million two hundred fifty thousand
In Japan and Korea, they look at things in thousands so instead they see it as this:
Which makes it a hell of a lot easier to say (and understand) it’s 3천5백2십5만.
And so 75,621,600 would be 7562.1600 and be pronounced as 칠천오백육십이만천육백.
I solved my problem… Wow. ._. So yeah. I hope this helps someone. XD