Today’s hanja word drills start off with another hanja numeral. Today’s hanja numeral is 五 [오] and it is the seventh of the ten basic numbers. Like most hanja numerals, this one has little use outsides its meaning as a number, but like all other hanja it deserves its own article. So let’s take a look at it.

Hanja #28: 五 – 다섯 오

The hanja character 五 [오] is the same as writing the number 5 in a text. Though it ought to be obvious, this character is for the Sino-Korean number 오 only, not the native korean number 다섯. Like all the other hanja numerals most of the uses for this one is in regards of counting or ordering things such as months, minutes, etc.

If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.

Our 五 Vocabulary List

*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.

한국어 Meaning 한자어
Five, 5
오월 May
Hanja Word Drill: 五 – 다섯 오
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Hanja Word Drill: 五 – 다섯 오