in Korean, we have 2 different ways of counting numbers.
one is the pure Korean way, and the other is the Chinese adopted way.
when we tell the age we use the pure-Korean way.
but for numbers from 50 which is 쉰,
people tend to use the Chinese adopted way since it's easier :)
' years old ' is ' 살 ' sal
so '5 years old' would be
and for the 1 to 4 (하나 둘 셋 넷) we delete every ending vowel/consonant when you tell the age.
하나(one) + 살(years old) would be
and keep the ending vowel/consonant for other numbers more than 4.
so now you can tell your age!
now you can introduce yourself like;
Hello, I am ____. I am _____years old.
안녕, 나는 ____야. 나는 _____살이야.(infromal/casual)
annyeong, naneun _____ya. naneun _____sal eeya.
안녕하세요, 저는 ____입니다. 저는 _____살 입니다.(formal/honorific)
annyeonghaseyo, jeneun _____ip ni da. jeneun _____sal ip ni da.
practice this conversation!
나이가 어떻게 되세요? (formal/honorific)
na-ee(nai) ka oetteoke doeseyo?
저는 _____살 입니다.(formal/honorific)
jeneun _____sal ip ni da.
so how old are you? and can you say that in Korean?