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How Old Are You?
Posted: August 28th, 2007 10:46 am
I'm just curious as to know how old everyone here is.
I am 13, I'm in eighth grade.
Posted: August 28th, 2007 2:14 pm
Posted: August 28th, 2007 7:32 pm
JockZon wrote:I'm 18.
--> "처음 뵙겠습니다."
Posted: August 28th, 2007 7:34 pm
(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.
Can you count your own Korean age in comparison to mine?
Posted: August 29th, 2007 5:07 am
Posted: August 29th, 2007 9:52 am
We have different systems for counting numbers and ages.
You can say "삽심사" but it's more natural to say
"서른 네 살" ^_^
Posted: August 29th, 2007 9:36 pm
yeah I knew I was wrong but didn't feel like looking up the other number system. I get lazy sometimes.
Posted: August 30th, 2007 3:34 pm
should probably have a lesson on Korean age
Posted: August 31st, 2007 5:07 am
Oh yeah. You know, that's something that is asked alot on the net when you are meeting new people. "How old are you?"
Posted: August 31st, 2007 5:17 am
Posted: October 19th, 2007 5:07 am
I'm 23 years old and I'm still in college!
Posted: October 20th, 2007 5:06 am
I'm 14 ^^ I thought people here will be older...i dunno why xD
Posted: October 30th, 2007 1:37 am
I'm 17 years old.
I was born march 1990 so in Korean years I'd be 18?
Posted: October 30th, 2007 5:05 am
What?? Are korean ages diferent???? O_O
Posted: October 30th, 2007 8:48 am
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?