by Jung Min-ho
The year 2019 has arrived. This means all Koreans have just become a year older.
Welcome to the “Korean age” system, in which everyone becomes a year old at birth and gains an additional year every New Year’s Day.
This method originated in China centuries ago and was once used by several countries in the region, including Japan. But today, Korea is the only country where it is still dominantly used…
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