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How Old Are You?

Posted: August 28th, 2007 10:46 am
by Japtalian
I'm just curious as to know how old everyone here is. :D

I am 13, I'm in eighth grade.

Posted: August 28th, 2007 2:14 pm
by JockZon
I'm 18.
처음법게씁니다

Posted: August 28th, 2007 7:32 pm
by hyunwoo
JockZon wrote:I'm 18.
처음법게씁니다


--> "처음 뵙겠습니다."

Posted: August 28th, 2007 7:34 pm
by hyunwoo
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?

Posted: August 29th, 2007 5:07 am
by John
삼십사... :D

Posted: August 29th, 2007 9:52 am
by hyunwoo
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
by John
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
by Keith
should probably have a lesson on Korean age :idea:

Posted: August 31st, 2007 5:07 am
by JockZon
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
by hyunwoo
So true~~ :D

Posted: October 19th, 2007 5:07 am
by Ulver_684
Japtalian! :wink:

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

Posted: October 20th, 2007 5:06 am
by Susisusita
I'm 14 ^^ I thought people here will be older...i dunno why xD

Posted: October 30th, 2007 1:37 am
by Chobi
I'm 17 years old.
I was born march 1990 so in Korean years I'd be 18?
Interesting!

Posted: October 30th, 2007 5:05 am
by Susisusita
What?? Are korean ages diferent???? O_O

Posted: October 30th, 2007 8:48 am
by steved
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? :?