Have you ever seen a phone number on a Korean advertisement and wondered if it had any hidden meaning? For example, if you saw the number 51 (오일) it could be the phone number for a gas station (meaning "oil"). Or if you saw a sign with 05 (영오) it might mean that place is an English language academy (영오 sounds like "영어" meaning "English").
These sort of numbers are valuable, and desirable to Korean businesses. They make it easier for customers to remember their phone number, and also can be fun to read and learn.
In this video I'll explore some of the most commonly used examples of this, what they mean, and how you can understand them.