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Hi I am quite confuse with korea age calculation. Why are 2 years added to a person's age at times? For example a person's birthday is Jan 26 1986, that person would be 28 years old in Korea, why is that? N until which date do we add 2 years to a person's age?

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    You're born aged 1, then you gain a year on New Year's or the Lunar New Year, depending on how traditional you are. You don't go up a year on birthdays. about 6 years ago

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    in the view of philosophically, traditionally Korean count there age since their mum pregnant. That is why Korean has one or two year more older than their real age. about 6 years ago

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    Culturally age is a sign of respect...this is given automatically. Some of my Asian friends add a few years to their age to get respect....desperate bastards but I love them. Hahaha! about 6 years ago

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