BigBang +a in Seoul
I just saw the asks about Korean age and thought I’d share a little bit about it since I wasn’t able to help Janeth. I’m sorry haha.
We refer to our age as 살, which means sal. It’s pretty much meaning “years of age” So if your one years old you are, han sal. If you’re ten you are yeol sal. See? The reason everyone is one year older in Korea is because we count the time the baby is still in the mother. So when you are born, youre one years old from the start.
It’s also not a big deal if youre birthday passes by in Korea. We will still celebrate them, like I celebrated mine, but its not something that needs a huge celebration mostly. I know it’s a big thing in America. It took me time to learn that since I was mostly raised in Korea, that I have to wish my sister a happy birthday or she will get mad at me. But that’s because on the New Year, everyone is one year older. It’s measured by the year, not the date. So If I’m 22 on December 31 I become 23 on January 1. Even though my birthday is March 21, I will still be 23.That doesn’t mean that on your actual day of birth no one celebrates it. No, we still do, you are just the same age though because you age on the start of the year.
Sometimes you are two years older. Like if I was born on September 1, I would be one automatically since we dont start at 0. But then when Janurary 1 arrives, I would be 2 when technically in America you’d still be 0.
I hope this helps :)