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how will you state "how are you?" in korean language?
Feb 2, 2012 10:07 AM
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February 2, 2012
아침/점심/저녁 드셨어요? (honorific) 식사하셨어요? (honorific, more common) 밥 먹었어? (casual) They all literally means "Did you have breakfast/lunch/dinner?". Eating 밥(meaning rice, breakfast/lunch/dinner) is very important for Koreans, so you can take it as a Korean way of saying "How are you?". Some people don't bother to say anything like that and just start a conversation directly talking about what's going on in their life. Something funny about it is, when my mom says the phrase and hear me say I ate some bread or something westerners eat, she says "밥 먹어야지" even though I'm full.
February 2, 2012
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English, Korean
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