accepting compliments in korean?
Someone told me that in Korea, when somebody compliments you, you aren't supposed to accept it. So, if someone says "치마하고 쟈켓이 너무 잘 어울려요" I shouldn't just say thank you, I should say something like "아무거나 입고 나왔는데.. 다행이네요."
Is this true? And to what extent? I'm trying to write a short report on the difference between Korean culture and Nigerian culture, and my dad said that in Nigerian culture, people try to avoid self-praise, so they will say thank you and then down-play the compliment... like, if someone says "You look pretty," you shouldn't just say "Thank you," but something like "Oh, you think so? Thanks." or "It's all thanks to God." The main thing is that you shouldn't put all the praise on yourself... how is it in Korean culture? (: