Korean Counting Units

Korean uses a myriad of different counting units for different objects and here are just some of them ~

명: for counting people
의사가 세 명 있어요
There are 3 doctors

개: for counting pieces, objects, items
가방 한 개 주세요
Please give me one bag

마리: for counting animals
고양이 두 마리 있어요
There are two cats

대: for counting vehicles
자전거가 한 대 있어요
There is one push bike

Some other more obscure counting units:
그루: for counting trees
송이: for counting flowers
병: for counting bottles
장: for counting pieces of paper
권: for counting books
켤레: for counting shoes and socks


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