몇 : how many

‘몇’ means ‘how many’ in English.

 

It depends on the counter which you want to express. ‘counter’ refers to things, people, paper, animals etc.

 

1) People

Ex) 몇 명 있어요? (How many people are there?)

{‘명’ is the counter for people}

{몇 + 명 => 몇 명 (있어요)?}

 

2) Things

Ex) 몇 개 있어요? (How many things are there?)

{‘개’ is the counter for things}

{몇 + 개 => 몇 개 (있어요)?}

 

3) Paper

Ex) 몇 장 있어요? (How many pieces (of paper) are there?)

{‘장’ is the counter for pieces (of paper)}

{몇 + 장 => 몇 장 (있어요)?}

 

4) Animal

Ex) 몇 마리 있어요? (How many animals are there?)

{‘마리’ is the counter for animals}

{몇 + 마리 => 몇 마리 (있어요)?}

 

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About nunasaoirse

I have been learning Korean language for more than 8 years in either Singapore or Korea. Writing this blog helps me to refresh my knowledge. I am still revising Korean language every now and then but not actively. This blog consisted of the gist of the several Korean textbooks that I am using and you may find some examples "de-ja-vu".
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