and here’s how?
To say all days of the week in Korean, all you have to do is memorize the words “wol-hwa-su-mok-geum-to-il”( 월-화-수-목-금-토-일 ) and add “요일”(yo-il) at the end. The Korean word for days of the week is 요일 (yo-il).
Here’s a free beginner’s lesson that will teach you all 7 days of the week in Korean, and what they mean with examples and exercises.
You’ll also learn some grammar tips, related phrases, and how to count months and days in Korean.
And the best part
You’ll get free Korean flashcards (printables), infographic cheat sheets, pdfs, quizzes, and audio (recorded by native speakers) to make sure you never miss an important event in your life.
All right world, it’s time to take you on.
- How Do You Say The Days Of The Week In Korean?|Monday to Sunday in Korean?
- Korean Days Of The Week Meaning: The Secret Meaning of the Days Of The Week in Korean.
- How To Ask A Question About Korean Days of the week |what day is it in Korean?
- How To Count Weeks In Korean? The Correct Way
- How To Say Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow In Korean?
- Korean Vocabulary For Beginners Related To Weeks
- Bonus Lesson: How Would You Say “Months” in Korean?
- Bonus Lesson: How Do You Count Days In Korean?
- How to use Days of the Week In a real-life conversation?
- How To Memorize korean Days Of The Week & Never Forgets It?
- Conclusion and Korean vocabulary quiz
How Do You Say The Days Of The Week In Korean?|Monday to Sunday in Korean?
The Korean word for days of the week is 요일 (yo-il). To say all Korean days of the week, all you have to do is memorize the words “wol-hwa-su-mok-geum-to-il”( 월-화-수-목-금-토-일 ) and add “요일”(yo-il) at the end.
Here is how to say Monday to Sunday in Korean (all seven days of the week in Korean ).
- Monday in Korean – 월요일( wol-yo-il) – 월(wol) + 요일 (yo-il)
- Tuesday in Korean – 화요일(hwa-yo-il) – 화 (hwa) + 요일(yo-il)
- Wednesday in Korean – 수요일(su-yo-il) – 수(su) + 요일 (yo-il)
- Thursday in Korean – 목요일(mok-yo-il) – 목(mok) + 요일(yo-il)
- Friday in Korean – 금요일(geum-yo-il) – 금(geum) + 요일 (yo-il)
- Saturday in Korean – 토요일(to-yo-il)– 토(to) + 요일(yo-il)
- Sunday in Korean – 일요일 (il-yo-il)– 일(il)+ 요일 (yo-il)
Here’s the structure
월/화/수/목/금/토/일(wol-hwa-su-mok-geum-to-il) + 요일(yo-il)
Let’s start with how to say weekdays in Korean (Monday to Friday).
Monday in Korean
Monday in Korean is called 월요일( wol-yo-il) which is made up of two words; (wol) means “moon” and 요일 (yo-il) means “day of the week in Korea.”
Tuesday in Korean
Tuesday in Korean is 화요일(hwa-yo-il). It is made up of the words 화 (hwa) meaning “fire,” and 요일(yo-il). So Tuesday literally means “the day of fire (Hanja is 火)”.
Wednesday in Korean
Wednesday in Korean is called 수요일 (su-yo-il) and means the day of water as it contains the word 수(su).
Thursday in Korean
목요일(mok-yo-il) is Thursday in Korean where 목(mok) means “wood” and 요일(yo-il) means “days of the week “. so Thursday is the day of wood.
Friday in Korean
Friday in Korean is translated as 금요일(geum-yo-il). It is the combination of the words 금(geum) meaning “gold” and the word for Korean days of the week, “요일 (yo-il)”.So Friday is the day of gold(Hanja is 金).
Saturday in Korean
Saturday in Korean is called 토요일(to-yo-il) where 토(to) means “earth”. So Saturday is the day of the earth (Hanja is 土).
Sunday in Korean
일요일 (il-yo-il) is Sunday in Korean, where 일(il) means “sun” and 요일(yo-il) means “days of the week” in Korea. But 일 can also mean “day”.
So to say “sun in Korean”, you should use 태양 (tae-yang) not 일(il).
Sometimes, when you are referring to several days of the week together instead of a single day just say the first letters of each day of the week in Korean only.
Let me show you what I mean
if you want to say
“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday”
월화수 (wol hwa su) – first letters of the words
“Monday, Wednesday, Saturday”
월수금 (wol su geum) – First letters of the word
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
See, it’s easy, Right?
I hope you have this down by now.
if not, try repeating the days out loud or quietly a few times and you will have it memorized in no time.
Korean Days Of The Week Meaning: The Secret Meaning of the Days Of The Week in Korean.
The meaning of the days of the week in Korean is based on the five elements of nature in Chinese culture(fire, water, wood, gold, earth) plus the moon and sun. Monday means moon, Tuesday means fire, Wednesday & Thursday means water and wood, Friday represents gold, while Saturday and Sunday each represent land(soil) and Day. days of the week meaning
In Korean, you cannot use these Korean words “wol-hwa-su-mok-geum-to-il” (월화수목금토일) on their own .Koreans only combine them 요일(yo-il) to represent days of the week.
Here is the complete list of hanja for 7 days of the week with its meanings, hanja, and pronunciation.
- 월 (wol) means “moon, so Monday is the day of moon(Hanja is 月).
- (hwa) means “fire” ,so Tuesday is the day of fire(Hanja is 火).
- (su) means “water” ,so Wednesday is the day of water(Hanja is 水).
- 목 (mok) means “wood “ so Thursday is the day of wood(Hanja is 木).
- 금 (geum) means “gold “, so Friday is the day of gold(Hanja is 金).
- 토 (tho) means “earth”,so Saturday is the day of earth(Hanja is 土).
- 일 (il) means “sun”, so Sunday is the day of sun (Hanja is 日).
How To Ask A Question About Korean Days of the week |what day is it in Korean?
Congrats! Now you can say the Korean days of the week. Why not try to ask about it?
Asking for days of the week formally
Asking for days of the week in Korean in a causal way (talking with close friends or younger than you)
How To Count Weeks In Korean? The Correct Way
So you want to learn how to count weeks in Korean? It’s pretty neat! And Here’s how you do it!
To count weeks in Korean, you first need to use the Sino Korean numbers and add 주/주일 (Chu /Chu-eel) at the end.
Both 주일 or 주 mean the same thing when you’re talking about two or three weeks, but Korean people prefer to use 주 for four weeks and up.
Here’s the structure to count weeks in Korean :
Sino Korean numbers + 주/주일(Chu /Chu-eel)
Don’t know how to count with Sino Korean numbers?
If you want to learn more about Sino Korean numbers and Korean counting units, here‘s an ultimate guide to counting in Korean with Sino Korean numbers in 10 minutes. Click here.
Here is how to count weeks in Korean language with translation and pronunciation.
• one week –일주일-iljuil
• two weeks – 이 주일 (이 주*)- I-chu-il
• three weeks – 삼 주일 (삼 주*) – Sam-chu-il
• four weeks -사 주 – Sa-chu-il
• five weeks – 오 주 – O-chu-il
• six weeks – 육 주 – Yuk-chu-il
• seven weeks – 칠 주 – Chil-chu-il
• eight weeks – 팔 주 – Pal-chu-il
• nine weeks – 구 주 – Ku-chu-il
• ten weeks – 십 주 – Ship-chu-il
If you’re counting weeks in Korean like the first week, second week, third week, and so on……, you’ll need to use native Korean numbers and end it with 주(chu).
How do native Korean numbers work?
If you want to learn more about native Korean numbers and Korean counting units, here‘s an ultimate guide to learning native Korean numbers in 10 minutes. Click here.
The structure to count weeks in Korean will look like this
Native Korean numbers + 주(Chu)
Let’s see some example
• first week –첫(째*) 주
• second weeks – 둘째 주
• third weeks – 셋째 주
• fourth weeks – 넷째 주
• fifth weeks – 다섯째 주
• sixth weeks – 여섯째 주
• seventh weeks – 일곱째 주
• eighth weeks – 여덟째 주
• ninth weeks – 아홉째 주
• tenth weeks – 열째 주
What do you think? Easy right?
You got all Korean days of the week, right? Great job!!!
Let’s bring this up a notch and make some sentences. But first, you need to add 6 words to your Korean vocabulary list.
How To Say Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow In Korean?
Here is how to say The day before yesterday, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, The day after tomorrow in Korean!
- Today in Korean –오늘 – oneul
- Tomorrow in Korean – 내일 – naeil
- Yesterday in Korean – 어제- oje
- The Day before Yesterday- 그제 – geuje
- The Day after Tomorrow- 모레 – mole
If you know them, just skip it.
How Do You Say Today In Korean?
The basic way to say today in Korean 오늘 [oh-neul].but the words 금일 (geumil), 요즘 (yojeum), and 오늘날 (one ullal) also mean the today in Korean.
However, it depends on the meaning you want to express.
The word “요즘 (yojeum)” literally means “present day,” but when talking about the present vs. the past, it is usually used as “today.”
Just Use it as an adverb or noun, and place it at the beginning of a sentence.
Sample Sentences Using Today in Korean
How To Say Tomorrow In Korean Language?
Here is how to say “Tomorrow” in Korean, which is 내일 (naeil). But Koreans also use two other words, i.e. 장래 (jangnae) and 명일 (myeongil). The only difference between 내일 (naeil) and 명일 (myeongil) is that 명일 (myeongil) comes from China and is rarely used in everyday conversation (used for official and academic purposes).
Now let’s make some simple sentences
How To Say Yesterday In Korean Language?
The word 어제 (eoje), literally translated as yesterday in Korean. 작일 (jagil) also means yesterday in Korean. The only difference between them is 작일 (jagil) loan word from Chinese and only used in academics.
So, Let’s dive deeper with examples, shall we?
How To Say Day After Tomorrow In Korean?
To say the day after tomorrow/ two days later in Korean you can use the word 내일모레(naeil more) and 모레(more). But 내일모레(naeil more) is also used when you want to talk about a future event that will happen soon But hasn’t happened yet. Usually, old people used this more often.
Korean Vocabulary For Beginners Related To Weeks
Oops!!!!! So many words to remember… so little time
I get it. You hate remembering words (well, who doesn’t).
But our advice to you is to learn all of these words! You never know what you’re going to hear in real life!
And This list will come in handy.
- Weekly/every week- 매주 (mae-ju)
- Week –주 (ju)
- Weekend in Korean – 주말 (ju-mal)
- Weekday in Korean -평일 (pyeong-il)
- Once a week – 일주일에 한번(iljuire hanbon)
- twice a week-일주일에 두 번-iljuire du bon
- Once every four weeks – 4주에 한 번-sa jue han bon
- This week- 이번주 (i-beon-ju)
- Last week – 지난주 (ji-nan-ju)
- Next week – 다음주 (da-eum-ju)
- On the weekend – 주말에-jumare
- During the week – 주말 동안-jumal dongan
- The Week before last- 지지난주 (ji-ji-nan-ju)
- The Week after next week – 다다음주 (da-da-eum-ju)
- This Friday – 이번 금요일- ibon geumyoil
- Next Sunday -다음 일요일- daeum iryoil
- Monday evening -월요일 저녁-woryoil jonyok
- Friday night – 금요일 밤- geumyoil bam
- Thursday morning – 목요일 아침- mogyoil achim
- Last Tuesday – 지난 화요일-jinan hwayoil
- every Tuesday – 매주 화요일-maeju hwayoil
- Next weekend – 다음 주말-daeum jumal
Wow, that was long. Full of filler content.
Let’s keep it moving…
Bonus Lesson: How Would You Say “Months” in Korean?
In English, you need to memorize new words every month. But in Korean, you don’t! and here’s how to do it.
A month in Korean is called 월 (wol). To say the months, just add a month number in Sino Korean followed by 월 (wol). A month number means January is the first month of the year, February is the second month of the year, and so on. Here’s a list of all the months in Korean with hangul and pronunciation.
- January – 일월 (irwol) – 일(1)+ 월(wol)
- February – 이월 (iwol) -이(2)+ 월(wol)
- March – (삼월)(samwol) – 삼(3)+ 월(wol)
- April -(사월) (sawol) – 사(4)+ 월(wol)
- May -오월(owol)- 오(5)+ 월(wol)
- June -유월 (yuwol)
- July -칠월 (chirwol)- 칠(7)+ 월(wol)
- August -팔월(parwol) – 팔(8)+ 월(wol)
- September -구월(guwol) – 구(9)+ 월(wol)
- October -시월(siwol)
- November -십일월 (sibirwol) – 십일(11)+ 월(wol)
- December -십이월(sibiwol) – 십이(12)+ 월(wol)
Here’s the structure to say “months” in Korean.
[ month number in Sino korean] + 월 [wol]
For example, say August (which is the 8th month of the year). So add “8” is 팔 (pal) in Korean, followed by 월 (wol), meaning “months.” So it becomes (팔월) (palwol).”
Wow! Did you know that June[유월 (yuwol)] and October[시월(siwol)] are not following the pattern?
The real reason is simple. “육월” and “십월” are a little difficult to say.
When counting months, you can either use 달 or 개월.
pure Korean numbers are used with the word 달 and you must use the Sino-Korean numbers while using 개월. They both mean the same.
WANT TO MASTER KOREAN COUNTERS IN 15 MINUTES?
Check out this step-by-step guide on all types of counters and how to count in Korean using counters words.
More example, in months in Korean,
WANT TO COUNT YEARS IN KOREAN?
To say years in Korean, you can say the year number in Sino Korean numbers and simply add 년 after the year ( 년 [nyeon] is the year unit).
[ year in Sino Korean numbers] + 년
To write an exact date in Korean, the correct date format is year (년) followed by month (월) followed by day (일).
Here’s a complete guide to how to write date in Korean language and the easy Korean date format with examples & exercises. (free flashcards).
Bonus Lesson: How Do You Count Days In Korean?
Korean have different ways to count days. I am going to show you how to pronounce them.
Here’s how to count days in Korean from 1day to 30 days with hangul and pronunciation.
- One day – 하루 (ha-ru)
- Two days – 이틀 (i-teul)
- Three days – 사흘 (sa-heul)
- Four days – 나흘 (na-heul)
- Five days – 닷새 (dat-sae)
- Six days – 엿새 (yeot-sae)
- Seven days – 이레 (i-re)
- Eight days – 여드레 (yeo-deu-re)
- Nine days – 아흐레 (a-heu-re)
- Ten days – 열흘 (yeol-heul)
You don’t have to remember everything from one day to 30 days. Koreans don’t really use it in all of their everyday life conversations because it is really an old way to count days.
But only 6 of them (i.e. one day, 2days, 3days, 4 days, 10days, and 15 days) used a lot of time and the others just use the roman number instead.
The Korean lunar calendar doesn’t have a 31st. so you can count from 1st to 30th.
In the middle of the month (from 11 days to 20 days),
- 11 days – 열하루 (yeolha-ru)
- 12 days – 열이틀 (yeoli-teul)
- 13 days – 열사흘 (yeolsa-heul)
- 14 days – 열나흘 (yeolna-heul)
- 15 days – 보름(boreum)
- 16 days – 열엿새 (yeolyeot-sae)
- 17 days – 열이레 (yeoli-re)
- 18 days – 열여드레 (yeolyeo-deu-re)
- 19 days – 열아흐레 (yeola-heu-re)
- 20 days -스무날 (seumunal)
The last 10 days of the month(from 21 days to 30 days)
- 21 days -스무하루(seumu ha-ru)
- 22 days -스무이틀 (seumui-teul)
- 23 days -스무사흘 (seumusa-heul)
- 24 days – 스무나흘 (seumu na-heul)
- 25 days – 스물닷새 (seumu dat-sae)
- 26 days – 스무엿새 (seum uyeot-sae)
- 27 days – 스무이레 ( seumu i-re)
- 28 days -스무여드레 (seumu yeo-deu-re)
- 29 days -스무아흐레 (seumu a-heu-re)
- 30 days -그믐(geumeum)
How to use Days of the Week In a real-life conversation?
If you love to learn real Korean, not just some bookish phrases, you are gonna love these Korean phrases.
After all, what’s the point of learning Korean when you chat with locals?
So, it’s time to earn some real Korean
setting up an appointment with a friend.
How To Memorize korean Days Of The Week & Never Forgets It?
The easiest way to memorize all 7 days of the week in Korean, is to recall the words “wol-hwa-su-mok-geum-to-il”( 월-화-수-목-금-토-일 ) and add “요일”(yo-il) at the end.
To help you remember the days of the week, try using them in your daily life as often as possible – even if it’s only in your head!
Korean Days Of The Week song
Did you know you can sing a song and master the 7 days of the week?
Well, what could be better than that?
Here is how Koreans do it all the time (now you can do it too!!!)
Use Mnemonics And Make A Story
It’s no secret that Using mnemonics and making a story is the way to memorize these piles of Korean words without lifting a finger.
So, why not try it here
Here is a funny video I got
The best memory trick to learn Korean Days Of Week with mnemonics
Use Flashcard And Test
Maybe mnemonics is not your thing. What about flashcards?
I know it’s an old thing(you might be using Anki too)
But When it comes to mastering Korean vocabulary, you will never regret using these fellas.
We’ve got 24 free printable flashcards (printable and illustrated) for you. cut and print or learn it on pc.The choice is yours.
try these days Of The Week In Korean Quiz
Here are some other great resources for flashcards I found while I learn Korean online
Other Online Resources
We live in the era of the 20th century.
And I bet you love to surf (well, who doesn’t?)
The internet is full of free stuff and language resources that you haven’t explored yet. Here is what I found when I was learning.
Here is a list (I hope it might help you)
Conclusion and Korean vocabulary quiz
See I told you in Korean language, it’s pretty easy to learn days of the week.
But when it comes to fluency, practice is the key
Talk about it with real people and plan a date or appointment or just talk about the week
It’s always important to plan ahead, and now you’ll be able to keep track of your weekdays and weekends.
So go ahead, talk about it like what did you do this week?
Or tell me what did you eat this week in Korean or how you learn Korean days of the week (in the comment below).
I love to hear your story.
korean vocabulary quiz: how many can you get it right?
Answer in the comment below and see how many can you actually get it right?