- Children are expected to show respect to their parents and all elders.
- Korean people tend to be very modest when talking about themselves.
- The Korean written language is called Hangul and consists of 24 letters.
- Korean food is typically spicy. Kimchi (a spicy pickled cabbage) and rice are staples at almost every meal.
- Education is highly valued and students very often take additional classes to prepare for the competitive entrance exams for the university.
- Historically babies in South Korea are considered one when they are born and despite the actual birth date, age is counted beginning on January 1 each year. So, a child born in June would be one a birth and turn 2 in 6 months on January 1.
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