Years, months and days of the week in Korean

WRITTEN BY

Looking for someone to do your school work, Capstone, Thesis or some other academic work? Click here and make your budget right now!

In this article we will see how to speak and write the days of the week, months and years in Korean. I hope you like this short article from Aprender Palavras. Thanks in advance for the comments and shares.

Do you want to learn Korean? Click here and discover a perfect online Korean course for you!

How to say the days of the week in Korean?

As in Japanese and Chinese, Korean weekdays use elements of nature. Nothing different from the West, since here we use the names of the planets and mythological entities that are equivalent to the same elements of the days of the week in the East.

The point is that even the pronunciation of the days of the week in Korean is equivalent to Japanese. See below how to write and speak the days in the Korean language:

Day of the weekPronunciationHangul
Sundayir.yo.il일요일
Mondayweor.yo.il월요일
Tuesdayhwa.yo.il화요일
Wednesdaysu.yo.il수요일
Thursdaymog.yo.il목요일
Fridaykeum.yo.il금요일
Saturdaytho.yo.il토요일

Notice the similarity between mogyoil from Korean and mokuyobi in Japanese. Even the closure is similar, probably the same similarities that we have in the languages ​​originated from Latin. I believe that both have Chinese roots.

Korean calendars usually show only the element in question, see below:

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
일 - sun월 - moon화 - fire수 - water목 - wood금 - gold토 - earth

How to say the days in Korean?

We use the number + the suffix il [일] which means day in the Korean language. See the examples below:

Day + NumberPronunciationHangul [일]
1ir.il일일
2i.il이일
3sam.il삼일
4sa.il사일
5o.il오일
6yug.il육일
7chir.il칠일
8phar.il팔일
9ku.il구일
10shib.il십일
11shib.ir.il십일 일
12shib.i.il십이 일
13ship.sam.il십 삼일
14ship.sa.il십사일
15shib.o.il십오 일
16shim.nyug.il십육 일
17ship.chir.il십 칠일
18ship.phar.il십팔 일
19ship.ku.il십 구일
20o.shib.il이십일
21i.shib.ir.il이십일 일
22i.shib.i.il이십 이 일
23i.ship.sam.il이십 삼일
24i.ship.sa.il이십사 일
25i.shib.o.il이십오 일
26i.shib.yug.il이십 육일
27i.ship.chir.il이십 칠일
28i.ship.phar.il이십 팔일
29i.ship.ku.il이십 구일
30sam.shib.il삼십일
31sam.shib.ir.il삼십일 일

How to say the months in Korean?

In Korean we don't have January, February and so on, just the month number followed by the suffix weol [월] which means month. They can be written either in hangul or using Roman numbers (12 월). See below:

MonthsHangul [월]Pronunciation
1일월ir.weol
2이월i.weol
3삼월sam.weol
4사월sa.weol
5오월o.weol
6유월yu.weol
7칠월chir.weol
8팔월phar.weol
9구월ku.weol
10시월shi.weol
11십일월shib.ir.weol
12십이월shib.i.weol

To form the years we also use numbers in Roman or hangul followed by the suffix nyeon [년].

See also a traditional month calendar based on the signs of the zodiac:

TranslationPronunciationHangul
1Tiger MonthHorangidal호랑이   달
1Primary monthJeong-wol정월   (正月)
2rabbit monthTokkidal토끼   달
3Dragon MonthYongdal용달
4snake MonthBaemdal뱀달
5horse MonthMaldal말달
6goat MonthYangdal양달
7monkey monthWonseung-Idal원승   이달
8cock MonthDakdal닭달
9Dog MonthGaedal개달
10Pig MonthDwaejidal돼지   달
11Rat MonthJwidal쥐달
11Winter Solstice MonthDongjitdal동짓달
12Ox MonthSodal소달
12Ox MonthSeotdal섣달