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iDoof
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bringing gifts

Postby iDoof » April 14th, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi all,

My friend and I were invited to a Korean family's house (just a husband and wife, both about 4 years older than us) for dinner and I thought it might be nice to bring a gift.

What might be something fairly standard and not too ostentatious to bring?

Thanks!!!

giraffe
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Postby giraffe » April 15th, 2010 1:52 am

Fruit.
Like a whole box of korean pears or something.

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Postby julialim » April 15th, 2010 5:47 am

giraffe님 하하 That's one of Korean traditioal gifts like a box of pears and apples.
You have known Korean well. :D :D :D wow
But we usually give that gift on New Years Day, Chuseok, and a BIG holiday. :wink:

What about a cake?
I used to bring a cake when I had the same situation.
And usually we have a cake together after a meal.

I suggest you "고구마 케익"( sweet potato cake). Both old and young people love this cake. A cake is not that big gift and we can have it for dessert together.( A host don't need to care for dessert, as well.) :wink:

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Postby iDoof » April 18th, 2010 11:03 pm

this is very helpful, thank you all!

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Postby julialim » April 20th, 2010 5:16 am

:D Could you please tell us how your dinner went.

말씀해 주세요~~ :wink:

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