South Korea

South Korean Sky with Flag

South Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Korea was an independent kingdom before Japan occupied it in the beginning of the twentieth century. After World War II, the peninsula was divided into two countries: North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea). The border between the two countries along the 38th parallel was set by the armistice...

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korean business presentation

If you’re planning a business meeting with South Koreans, you should ask your Korean partner whether you should bring an interpreter. Most South Koreans speak some level of English, but it’s best to have a translator around who knows both languages and cultures well to avoid common misunderstandings.   For example, the word gidaehanda means both “I look forward to” and “I expect” in Korean. Since the...

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