How Koreans Calculate Age Differently

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Happy new years everyone! I was away for awhile because of my long vacation (including Christmas, New Year´s, and Three Kings). If you are Korean, you are now one year older; your Korean age is now probably two years older than your age you are familiar with.

Let me explain:

In Korea, once you are born, you are one year old. I think it is logical since you were in your mother’s womb for nine months. Then, on January 1st, all Koreans become one year older.

Your age doesn’t change on your birthday.

So, if your birthday hasn’t passed yet, your Korean age is two years older, if not, one year older than the age you’re used to.

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