Since I booked my trip to Korea, a question was always on my mind. “How do I order 2 bowls of (insert any fav soup/stew I like)?” I shan’t list the food out lest I look like a glutton LOL.
I know how to say… “Please give me 2 kimchi jjigae” in Korean. But something is missing. The count word. Like Mandarin, we have the word ‘wan’ to represent bowl.
With some help from Uncle Google, I found the count word (공기). So here are the sentences.
1) Please give me 2 bowls of Kimchi Jjigae. (native Korean numbers)
김치찌개 두공기 주세요.
Since I can’t think of another sentence I would need using bowl, I’ll form another sentence with servings of food (인분).
2) Please give me 2 servings of samgyeopsal. (sino-Korean numbers)
삼겹살 이인분 주세요.
그릇/공기/접시 food (vessel, bowl, dish)
인분 servings of food (Sino-Korean)
병 bottles of liquid
잔/컵 cups, glasses
P.s.: please use 인분 with care. Its other meaning is faeces. Strange at how opposite it is when used as a count word.