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How Old Are You?

Japtalian
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How Old Are You?

Postby Japtalian » August 28th, 2007 1:46 am

I'm just curious as to know how old everyone here is. :D

I am 13, I'm in eighth grade.

JockZon
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Postby JockZon » August 28th, 2007 5:14 am

I'm 18.
처음법게씁니다

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hyunwoo
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Postby hyunwoo » August 28th, 2007 10:32 am

JockZon wrote:I'm 18.
처음법게씁니다


--> "처음 뵙겠습니다."

hyunwoo
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Postby hyunwoo » August 28th, 2007 10:34 am

I'm 26.
스물여섯 살이에요.

(28 in Korean age)


** In Korea everyone ages at the same time on the New Year's Day. ^_^
And you're born to be 1 year old instead of 0 as in other parts of the world.

I was born in 1980, so I am 28 years old in Korean age. :D

Can you count your own Korean age in comparison to mine?

John
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Postby John » August 28th, 2007 8:07 pm

삼십사... :D

hyunwoo
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Postby hyunwoo » August 29th, 2007 12:52 am

We have different systems for counting numbers and ages.
You can say "삽심사" but it's more natural to say

"서른 네 살" ^_^

John
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Postby John » August 29th, 2007 12:36 pm

yeah I knew I was wrong but didn't feel like looking up the other number system. I get lazy sometimes.

Keith
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Postby Keith » August 30th, 2007 6:34 am

should probably have a lesson on Korean age :idea:

JockZon
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Postby JockZon » August 30th, 2007 8:07 pm

Oh yeah. You know, that's something that is asked alot on the net when you are meeting new people. "How old are you?"

hyunwoo
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Postby hyunwoo » August 30th, 2007 8:17 pm

So true~~ :D

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Postby Ulver_684 » October 18th, 2007 8:07 pm

Japtalian! :wink:

I'm 23 years old and I'm still in college! :lol:

Susisusita
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Postby Susisusita » October 19th, 2007 8:06 pm

I'm 14 ^^ I thought people here will be older...i dunno why xD

Chobi
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Postby Chobi » October 29th, 2007 4:37 pm

I'm 17 years old.
I was born march 1990 so in Korean years I'd be 18?
Interesting!

Susisusita
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Postby Susisusita » October 29th, 2007 8:05 pm

What?? Are korean ages diferent???? O_O

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Postby steved » October 29th, 2007 11:48 pm

Ya, Korean ages are different. I think it is becasue they use the lunar calendar so this might be true in other countries as well (like Japan).
The way it works is that you are one year old when you are born and then you gain a year on New Years day, not on your birthday. So if you are born in January you will be one year ahead of your regular age all year long except for those days between January first and your actual birthday; during that time you will be two years ahead of your actual age!!
Now, if you were born in December you would be one year old and then at the new year you would turn two so you would be two years older than your standard age for most of the year.

Does that make sense? :?

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