han-guk asked in TravelAsia PacificKorea · 10 years ago

Is my Korean age right?

I was born on August 29 1995. Is 15 (as of March 2010) my Korean age right now?

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  • 10 years ago
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    When you are born you are 1 (instead of 0).

    You 'age' 1 year every New Year's day.

    since 1995 August there has been 15 New Year's days. Add 1 because you were 1 at birth.

    You are 16.

    General rule:

    If your birthday has passed for the year: add 1 to your real age.

    If your birthday hasn't passed for the year: add 2 to your real age.

    Source(s): I'm Korean
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  • Jill
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    4 years ago

    If you were not born in Korea, of Korean parents, the South Korean Government and businesses WILL NOT recognize any perceived "Korean Age" of foreigners. Foreigners age is according to any official documents, such as Passport. .

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Current year - Your birth year + 1 = Your Korean age

    So your Korean age is 16

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  • 10 years ago

    In Korea, everyone gets older in New Years (January 1st). You can still have your birthday party but legally everyone born in the same year will be the same age. Also, Korea assumes that a baby is already 1 year old when it is born, since it's already "lived" 9 months.

    Therefore, you are 16 years old in Korea.

    Celebrate! :)

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  • 10 years ago

    No, you're not 15.

    Since your birthday hasn't passed yet you would have to add 2 years to your current age which makes you 16 in Korean age.

    (Korean's add one year whenever it's passed new years [Jan 1] even if it's not your birthday yet)

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  • 10 years ago

    16 or 만 나이 14

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  • 10 years ago

    you always add 1 year to your original age in certain Asian countries like China, Japan and Korea.

    so if you're 15 right now, you're actually 16 in Korea.

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  • 10 years ago

    jsut add 1 more year to your 'american age'

    sometimesi think america is the only one that has this kind of age system :P

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  • 10 years ago

    nope, your 16.

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  • 10 years ago

    Umm wouldnt you know your own age??

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