Dating facts from 1950

Korean also does not have any of the gender, number agreements or articles that plague learners of European languages such as French Korean is considered by some linguists to belong to the Altaic language family.

Test yourself on the following: Korean also has a few words that are identical (or near at least similar) to English by pure chance.To Koreans, saying my country, my house, my mother and my husband/wife can sound too self-centred.Instead, it sounds better to say our country, our house, our mother and, more bizarrely, our husband/wife Make sure to bow to elders and new acquaintances.Shaking hands is common between men – expect a long, lingering, limp handshake.Hugging and kissing are generally out of the question!

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