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29 Dec 2020

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Question about Korean

So I use an online learning website for Korean called Talk To Me In Korean. It says in a lesson:


From numbers 1 through 99, the usage of native Korean numbers is generally very distinctively
different from the usage of sino-Korean numbers. However for bigger units like 100, 1,000, 10,000 and so on, the words for these bigger units in the native Korean numbers are no longer used, and only sino-Korean numbers are now used.
So, 100 as the sino-Korean number is 백 [baek], and even when you need to use the native
Korean number, you use the same word.
When you want to say 101, 102, and so on, you need to combine the systems together.
101 = 백 [baek / 100] (sino-Korean) + 하나 [ha-na / 1] (native Korean)
205 = 이 [i / 2] (sino-Korean) + 백 [baek / 100] (sino-Korean) + 다섯 [da-seot / 5] (native Korean)


Can someone tell me a short but clear summary of this, please?

Thank you!!
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