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austinfd
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Postby austinfd » October 30th, 2007 8:04 am

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.
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Susisusita
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Postby Susisusita » October 30th, 2007 8:14 pm

Oh, haha, so, then I'm supostly 15, right?? 'cause i was born in January (the 4th) :)

Thank you!!!

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steved
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Postby steved » October 31st, 2007 12:47 am

Congratulations! You just gained a year! At some point adding years becomes less attractive...

Susisusita
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Postby Susisusita » October 31st, 2007 6:42 pm

Hahah, really, why? xD

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Postby aznwannabe135 » November 14th, 2007 10:37 pm

13

Zolarius
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Postby Zolarius » December 1st, 2007 5:02 am

17 years old.

17 still, according to the Korean system.

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Postby Ulver_684 » December 3rd, 2007 3:56 am

Zolarius wrote:17 years old.

17 still, according to the Korean system.


Zolarious! :wink:

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

Zolarius
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Postby Zolarius » December 3rd, 2007 4:22 am

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?

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Postby JockZon » December 8th, 2007 11:49 am

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.

austinfd
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Postby austinfd » December 8th, 2007 1:06 pm

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?
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Keith
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Postby Keith » December 10th, 2007 1:49 am

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/

Brakenjan
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Postby Brakenjan » December 10th, 2007 11:22 pm

I'm sure its more about the nth year of your life you are in than how old you are, logically.

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Postby holdfast » December 16th, 2007 6:55 pm

i was born in 84. i will leave it at that, it's easier than age (:

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Postby Taliana » December 18th, 2007 7:07 pm

24 ^^ or 25 in Korean age, 26 soon ...

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Postby maxiewawa » December 18th, 2007 11:08 pm

http://www.benross.net/wordpress/?p=148#comment-9758

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

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