Depending on where you're from, the saying "age ain't nothing but a number" might ring true. But in Korea, it's a BIG number. Knowing someone's age will instantly let people know where they stand on the super hierarchical Korean respect scale. Instantly, they'll know how to act, how to speak and how to listen.
If you're traveling to Korea or living in Korea, you might feel a little lost and alone. What better way to cure your sorrows than to make local Korean friends! If you're wondering how you can make Korean friends while you're in Korea, we have a few meetup suggestions ;)
If you're a foreigner in Korea, you'll definitely stand out, and you'll have a different experience of talking to strangers than what Koreans experience! Watch this video to see a few different examples of what you might experience if you're planning on making a few random friends on the street!