What Month is it?

Month in Korea is either 달 (tal) or 월 (wol). 월 (Wol ) is commonly seen as the last character block or syllable for each month.  달 (Tal) is more used as a noun.  Below are the 12 months in Korean:

  • 일월 (Irwol) – January
  • 이월 (Iwol) – February
  • 삼월 (Samwol) – March
  • 사월 (Sawol) – April
  • 오월 (Owol) – May
  • 유월 (Yuwol) – June
  • 칠월 (Chirwol) – July
  • 팔월 (Palwol) – August
  • 구월 (Guwol) – September
  • 시월 (Siwol) – October
  • 십일월 (Shipilwol) – November
  • 십이월 (Shipiwol) – December

What Day Is It?

My last posting was about days of the week.  This time I have learned to say what days it is.  I have also learned how Koreans use days in their conversation. 

To say what day it is ->  오늘 <일요일>이에요 Onuel Iryoil-eyo. Today is Sunday.  Just simply change the word in parenthesis to the current day + the copula 이에요 (ieyo).

If you want to want to ask what is the day today –> 오늘이 무슨 날인지 아라? Oneul Mosun Nal-inja ara? This is asking, ‘do you know what day it is?’.  Change 아라 to 아십니까 (ashimnikka) then the question is asked the polite way.

I visited one Korean site which is Korean Class 101 and it says there,  when 2 or more days are mentioned or referred to at the same time, the last two blocks (요일-yoil) are removed such that only the first syllable is used. 

월금토 (wolkumto) referring to Monday, Friday and Saturday.