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Months of the Year in Korean

If you know how to count from 1 to 12 in Sino-Korean numbering system, then you're more than halfway to knowing how to recite all the months of the year in Korean!
Months of the Year in Korean

Published by The LingoNomad

Featured article photo: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall in Jeju Island, South Korea by Luisiena Rex (CC0 Licensed)

'Month' in Korean is wol (월). All you need to do is pair the numbers 1 to 12 in the Sino-Korean numbering system with this word, and you're all set!

  1. Il-wol (일월) 'January'
  2. I-wol (이월) 'February'
  3. Sam-wol (삼월) 'March'
  4. Sa-wol (사월) 'April'
  5. O-wol (오월) 'May'
  6. Yu-wol (유월) 'June'
  7. Chil-wol (칠월) 'July'
  8. Paek-wol (백월) 'August'
  9. Gu-wol (구월) 'September'
  10. Si-wol (시월) 'October'
  11. Sip-il-wol (시일월) 'November'
  12. Sip-i-wol (시이월) 'December'

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Want More Practice in Korean?

  • Basic Korean (Grammar Workbook) by Professor Andrew Sangpil Byon (변상필) is a useful workbook that you can use to practice your skills in basic Korean grammar points such as forming present and past tense sentences.
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  • Talk To Me In Korean Level 1 is a useful self-study book designed for absolute beginners to embark on their self-study journey in learning Korean.

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