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Posted: October 30th, 2007 5:04 pm
by austinfd
Good explanation.

I came to Korea being 24 (US age) so I got off of the plane and was 25 (Korean age). Then a few months later, in January I was already 26 (Korean age) before I even really turned 25, since my birthday is in February.

And age is of course a big thing here. You can be certain that when someone is introduced for the first time to a group, or when meeting new friends, people ask what year you were born. If affects your social status.

Posted: October 31st, 2007 5:14 am
by Susisusita
Oh, haha, so, then I'm supostly 15, right?? 'cause i was born in January (the 4th) :)

Thank you!!!

Posted: October 31st, 2007 9:47 am
by steved
Congratulations! You just gained a year! At some point adding years becomes less attractive...

Posted: November 1st, 2007 3:42 am
by Susisusita
Hahah, really, why? xD

Posted: November 15th, 2007 7:37 am
by aznwannabe135
13

Posted: December 1st, 2007 2:02 pm
by Zolarius
17 years old.

17 still, according to the Korean system.

Posted: December 3rd, 2007 12:56 pm
by Ulver_684
Zolarius wrote:17 years old.

17 still, according to the Korean system.


Zolarious! :wink:

Really? I'm 23 American age, 24 Korean age! 8)

Posted: December 3rd, 2007 1:22 pm
by Zolarius
I think I was right. Having just turned 17 in September, and with the New Year still less than a month off, I think I'm also still 17 in Korea.

The range of ages isn't as widespread as I would have thought. I guess this is a reflection of the generation that knows about podcasts?

Posted: December 8th, 2007 8:49 pm
by JockZon
This means that I would be 20 next year in korea before I turn 19 in April 8) That's awesome. Everyone wants to be 20 in Sweden haha.

Posted: December 8th, 2007 10:06 pm
by austinfd
Exactly...

As of today I am 25 in the Western world, 26 in Korea. In just a few weeks, I'll be 27 here And then a few weeks after that, my US age will catch up by a year - I'll be 26.

Crazy, huh? Could make for an interesting brain twister.. how can you age 2 years in the span of a couple weeks?

Posted: December 10th, 2007 10:49 am
by Keith
just for some quick information about age, apparently, the Japanese also counted one year in the mother's womb as 1 year of your life. But they no longer do that.

I wonder if the Chinese did that as well? Anyone know?

And if you haven't listened to it yet, there was a culture class on age!
http://www.koreanclass101.com/2007/11/2 ... ass-4-age/

Posted: December 11th, 2007 8:22 am
by Brakenjan
I'm sure its more about the nth year of your life you are in than how old you are, logically.

Posted: December 17th, 2007 3:55 am
by holdfast
i was born in 84. i will leave it at that, it's easier than age (:

Posted: December 19th, 2007 4:07 am
by Taliana
24 ^^ or 25 in Korean age, 26 soon ...

Posted: December 19th, 2007 8:08 am
by maxiewawa
http://www.benross.net/wordpress/?p=148#comment-9758

An interesting post on this topic! I'm 25, 26 and 27.