South Korea

sign language for south korea

Sign language for
South Korea

I’ve visited South Korea twice during the summer of 2014 and 2015. I’ve been to Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan and the DMZ.

  • South Korea is one of the most underrated countries (ok that’s my opinion, not a fact)
  • It considers to be one of the safest countries in the world
  • Apparently, it has the world’s fastest internet speed most accessible (in the cities)
  • Boryeong Mud Festival, held every July, claim to be the biggest in the world
  • Like Horoscopes, some South Koreans believe that the blood type reflects personalities 
  • Best visited during spring (April – May) and fall (Sept. to October) 
  • Greetings can be a bow or a handshake 
  • They are generally very family-orientated 
  • Blind dates are considered normal and often arranged by family or friends
  • Elders, or someone who is older, must be spoken to formally and respected. 
  • They are considered to be one year old at birth, not 0
  • A large drinking culture, including bar hopping and karaoke (KTV)
  • They, most particularly those who are young, wave goodbyes with both hands
  • Giving and receiving things should be taken with right or both hands
  • Take off shoes once when entering the house
  • Hiking is a large activity. Many older Koreans are physically active by hiking, even using fashionable hiking gears.
  • Korean Sign Language (KSL)
  • KSL is recognized as an official language during the year of 2016
  • KSL has some similar signs of Japanese Sign Language due to Japanese occupation 
  • The largest Deaf community can be found in Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, etc. 
  • Some Deaf people know International Sign*
  • There are Deaf employees working at Starbucks in Seoul 

Swing that $5 hanbok!

One of my favorite things about South Korea is that some traditional Korean houses (called hanok) still exist today. Despite the fact that I already

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