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 stretching, training drills, etc. They also often used to count off sections in Taekwondo forms, ITF Taekwondo patterns, Palgwe forms, etc.

We have also added videos below where you can hear the proper pronunciation of these Korean numbers. Be aware that other Korean martial arts (such as Hapkido and Tang Soo Do) also use Korean numbers for counting. 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 Native 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”)
  • Thirty – Seo-Reun
  • Forty – Ma-Heun
  • Fifty – Shwin
  • Sixty – Ye-Soon
  • Seventy – Il-Heun
  • Eighty – Yeo-Deun
  • Ninety – A-Heun

Related Sections

Sino-Korean Numbers – This number system differs from native Korean numbers. It is less used at Taekwondo schools for counting. However, you will see that color belt Taekwondo forms use this alternate number system in their form names. Sino-Korean vocabulary are Korean words that were borrowed from the Chinese language system and they differ from native Korean words.

  • One – Il
  • Two – I (or Ee)
  • Three – Sam
  • Four – Sa
  • Five – O (or Oh)
  • Six – Yuk
  • Seven – Chil
  • Eight – Pal
  • Nine – Gu
  • Ten – Sip

Pronunciation of Taekwondo Numbers – Counting in Korean

Taekwondo Numbers

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References

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