Hanja Word Drill: 六 – 여섯 육
The last hanja of today and the last Sino-Korean numeral of today is the peculiar hanja that is 六 [육]. This hanja is peculiar because like the hanja for 10, 十, it has a strange quirk to it you need to keep in mind. Outside that weird quirk, like all hanja it doesn’t have a lot of interesting vocabulary opportunities. Regardless all Hanja deserve equal treatment.
Hanja #23: 六 – 여섯 육
When you use the hanja character 六 [육], it is the same as if you were to use the number 10. While It ought to be obvious to you, I will still mention it , this character is the Sino-Korean number 10. It is not the native Korean number 여섯. Like all hanja numerals you will find this hanja in vocabulary related to things you put in an order, words to count things and such. It is rarely used outside those things.
A little side note on this hanja. When you use this hanja to say ‘May’ in Korean with the hanja 月 [월], the pronunciation is slightly different. Instead of it being [육], you need to pronounce it as [유]. Therefore this you do not pronounce 六月 as [유월], but as [육월]. It is just one of those Korean pronunciation rules you need to be aware of.
If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.
Our 月 Vocabulary List
*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.