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Yo I'm going to explain something about Korean age that most of you guys don't understand

Okay so you know how in Korean age you are a “year” older than what you are in the rest of the world? You actually turn a year older on New Year’s Day.

Say you were born in March 30th, you would be born “1 years old” in Korean age due to the time in the womb is considered a year (I think, not sure about that part please tell me if I’m wrong) but when January 1st comes around you turn 2 automatically. You still celebrate your birthday on March 30th though because that was the day you were born but you don’t “turn” a year older on your birthday.

But say you were born on December the 31st, you are still automatically 1 but this time since the next day is January 1st you are only technically 1 for a day and you are 2 the next day.

This isn’t like in most of the world since we celebrate people getting a year older on their actual birthday, and in other parts of Asia it’s slightly different because in some places it takes part on the lunar new year and not January 1st.

So just remember when you’re writing an idol/anyone for that matter’s Korean age they aren’t “turning 20” they already are 20, just because their birthday hasn’t come up yet doesn’t cancel out the fact that they are already a year older by Korean standards.

I understand if most of you don’t know this since I only found out recently too but please try to refrain from doing this in the future because it can be confusing and slightly disrespectful to their culture (idk).

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