Everyone is one year younger in Korea.

As of 6/28/2023, everyone is one year younger in South Korea. South Korean age system change.

And some vocabulary: Easy to Learn Korean 1563 – Birthdays.


Easy to Learn Korean 1563 – Today is my birthday.

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Easy to Learn Korean 297 – Birthday Cake.

Blueberry Crepe Cake

Many Korean bakeries and pastry shops make fantastic birthday cakes. While a bit expensive, they include tall candles, matches, and a plastic cutting knife upon request. A complete birthday set!

Prices for premium cakes range from 20,000-40,000Won (approx. $20-40). My favorite is green tea cake.

    blueberry crepe – 블루 베리 크레페 (beullu beri keure-pe)
    green tea cake – 녹차 케이크 (nok-cha keikeu)



Easy to Learn Korean 524 – Birthdays


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