Taekwondo Numbers (Korean Numbers)

This page will teach you Taekwondo numbers or how to count in Korean for your Taekwondo classes. As you know, Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts. Therefore, many Taekwondo schools require that their students know basic Korean numbers, words and terms. Taekwondo students need to know these Korean numbers in order to count during stretchingforms & patterns, etc.

We have also added videos below where you can hear the proper pronunciation of these Korean numbers. For other Taekwondo terms (i.e. Korean names for kicks and punches), visit Black Belt Wiki’s Taekwondo Terminology page.

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Taekwondo Numbers – How to Count in Korean

  • One – Hana (“Ha-na”)
  • Two – Dul (“Dhool”)
  • Three – Set (“Set”)
  • Four – Net (“Net”)
  • Five – Dasot (“Da-sut”)
  • Six – Yasot (“Yo-sut”)
  • Seven – Ilgup (“Eel-gope”)
  • Eight – Yodol (“Yo-dull”)
  • Nine – Ahop (“Ah-hope”)
  • Ten – Yeol (“Yull”)
  • For 11 through 19, add the Korean word for 10 in front of the last number. For example, eleven is Yeol Hana (“Yull Ha-na”) – the Korean words for 10 and 1.
  • Eleven – Yeol Hana (“Yull Ha-na”)
  • Twelve – Yeol Dul (“Yull Dhool”)
  • Thirteen – Yeol Set (“Yull Set”)
  • Fourteen – Yeol Net (“Yull Net”)
  • Fifteen – Yeol Dasot (“Yull Da-sut”)
  • Sixteen – Yeol Yasot (“Yull Yo-Sut”)
  • Seventeen – Yeol Ilgup (“Yull Eel-gope”)
  • Eighteen – Yeol Yodol (“Yull Yo-dull”)
  • Nineteen – Yeol Ahop (“Yull Ah-hope”)
  • Twenty – Seu-Mool (“Sew-mool”)

Pronunciation of Taekwondo Numbers – Counting in Korean

Taekwondo Numbers

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  1. Instructions provided with permission from TaekwondoAnimals.com, Taekwondo Words & Commands, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-words-terms.asp