@SanniS When babies are born, they are already counted as 1 year old because they spent the previous 9 months in the mother's womb Then they "grow up" every 1st of January, not on their birthday. Basically, during their birthday, they get gifts but they don't grow older.
*These are the differences between Korean age and Western age*: - When you are born, you are already 1 in Korean age (0 in western age) - In Korea, you age on the New Year (not on their birthday like westerners)
You can be 1 year older in Korean age, but also 2 years older.
*To calculate your Korean age, just use this:* - When you've already had your birthday this year: Korean age = Western age + 1 - When your birthday is later this year: Korean age = Western age + 2
*Let me give you an example to make it a bit more clear*:
Emma is born on 6th October 2019 (In Korea she is already 1, remember?) Korean age: 1 Western age: 0 Difference: +1
It is New Year 🎆🎇 (In Korea everyone turns 1 year older. But westerners stay the same age) Korean age: 2 Western age: 0 Difference: +2
It's Emma's birthday 🎂 6th October 2019 (In Korea you don't age on your birthday. Westerners turn 1 year older) Korean age: 2 Western age: 1 Difference: +1
Another ways to calculate Korean age: Current year - Your birth year (Subtract your birth year from the current.) Your age + 1(Korean age) => Korean age
@wjfxjsufu Wow! This is interesting! I know that the Korean age system is different but I never know about this! This is so fun and interesting! Thanks for explained! @SanniS Thanks to you for asking this question or I'll never know 'bout this! ><
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