When learning Korean, there will inevitably come a time when you need to write the date in Korean. As you’re probably aware, different countries around the world write the date in different formats, and Korea is no different. In this post, we will teach you how to write the date in Korean and the correct Korean date format.
How To Write The Date In Korean
Before you can write the date in Korean, you need to know the Korean words for ‘year’, ‘month’, and ‘day’. The Korean words for ‘year’, ‘month’, and ‘day’ are:
년 (nyeon) = year
월 (wol) = month
일 (il) = day
Korean Date Format
When writing the date in Korean, the correct date format is year (년) followed by month (월) followed by day (일). For example, let’s say that today is the 1st of January, 2021. To write this day in the correct format in Korean it would be 2021년 1월 1일.
Remembering the correct Korean date format can easy or a little confusing depending on the date format you are used to in your country. Korean learners from the U.K, for example, may get confused sometimes as the date format that they would be used to is ‘dd-mm-yyyy’. And learners from America may also be confused with Korean dates as they would be used to the format ‘mm-dd-yyyy’. If the Korean date format is the same as your country, then the correct Korean date format should be easy to remember.
How To Say The Date In Korean
In order to say the date in Korean, you will need to know Sino-Korean numbers, months in Korean, and the words for ‘day’, ‘month’, and ‘year’ in Korean. When saying the date in Korean, you simply say the year followed by the word for year (년), the month followed by the word for month (월) and the day (number) followed by the word for day (일).
Korean Date Examples
Let’s look at how to say the date in Korean using the birthdays of the members of BTS as examples. We will write each date in the Korean date format, in English, and in Korean.
Korean Date Format: 1992년 12월 4일
In English: 4th of December, 1992.
In Korean: 천구백구십이년 십이월 사일
Korean Date Format: 1993년 3월 9일
In English: 9th of March, 1993
In Korean: 천구백구십삼년 삼월 구일
Korean Date Format: 1994년 2월 18일
In English: 18th of February, 1994
In Korean: 천구백구십사년 이월 십팔일
Korean Date Format: 1994년 9월 12일
In English: 12th of September, 1994
In Korean: 천구백구십사년 구월 십이일
Korean Date Format: 1995년 10월 13일
In English: 13th of October, 1995
In Korean: 천구백구십오년 시월 십삼일
Korean Date Format: 1995년 12월 30일
In English: 30th of December, 1995
In Korean: 천구백구십오년 십이월 삼십일
Korean Date Format: 1997년 9월 1일
In English: 1st of September, 1997
In Korean: 천구백구십칠년 구월 일일
The Date In Korean – Example Sentences
Now that you know how to write the date in Korean, the correct Korean date format, and how to say the day in Korean, let’s look at some useful example sentences you can use when talking about the date in Korean. Try and say each sentence out loud and then click on the audio to see how to pronounce it correctly.
|When is your birthday?||생일이 언제예요?|
|It’s February 15th.||2월 15일이에요.|
|What’s the date today?||오늘이 몇 월 며칠이에요?|
|It’s August 28th.||8월 28일이에요.|
|What year were you born?||몇 년생이에요?|
|I was born in 1990.||90년생이에요.|
|What date shall we meet?||며칠에 만날까요?|
|Let’s meet on December 5th.||12월 5일에 만나요.|
Thanks for reading. I hope you now understand how to write the date in Korean. Before you go, check out our free Korean lessons and Korean vocabulary lists to learn more useful Korean words and expressions.