Learning Text from the Dibo Sing Along Video

2014 August 7
by Haley Albin

Recently, we had the opportunity to do a video project with DramaFever, a video streaming website specifically for Korean programs. In this project, one of our Korean teachers here at Hills Learning, Paul Cho, teaches viewers basic Korean with the first episode of Dibo Sing Along Show.

To learn more about Hills Learning’s Korean classes, please visit our Korean class listing.

Here’s the text from the video that we produced:


There are two ways to count numbers in Korean: Pure Korean and Sino Korean.

Pure Korean: 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷, 다섯, 여섯, 일곱, 여덟, 아홉, 열

Hana, dul, set, net, taseot, yeoseot, ilgop, yeodeol, ahop, yeol

Sino Korean: 일, 이, 삼, 사, 오, 육, 칠, 팔, 구, 십

Il, i, sam, sa, o, yuk, chil, pal, gu, ship

Numbered Objects

When saying numbered objects you use Sino-Korean. For instance:

#1 Train: 일호선


#7 (for a sports player): 등번호 칠번

Deungbeonho chilbeon

Counting Objects

On the other hand, when you count the objects you use Pure Korean instead. As you saw in the video, the counter “마리” (“mali”) is used to count the animals. Other examples include:



Trees: 그루


Six Goats

In the goat scene, the lyrics are:




Yug-eun yeoseot yeomso yeoseotmali
Yeogi jeogie eolleun taseyo
Yeyeye yeyeye

The key words and

phrases to remember here are:

Goat: 염소


Here and there: 여기저기

Yeogi jeogie

Quickly: 얼른


Please hop on/Take a seat: 타세요


Seven Ants

In the ant scene, the lyrics are:




Chil-eun ilgob ilgob gaemi 
Ilgobmalileul il-il-i taeugo
Il-il-i il-il-i

The key words and phrases to remember here are:

Ants: 개미


Pick up: 태우고


One by one: 일일이


So when it comes to learning basic Korean, sometimes watching children shows are always a great place to start! If you are interesting in taking a Korean class here at Hills Learning, please click here for our list of Korean Classes NYC.

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