In South Korea, your age *very* is important. At the same time, there's also a difference between your age right now to how old you are in SoKor. It's not calculated when you celebrate your birthday but the change is only counted when it's January 1. In short, you will always be one year older in Korean age.
If you have noticed in K-dramas, their culture is rooted in how old they are and this is seen in their interaction with others. For example, there's a specific way on how you should drink alcohol in front of your sunbae (senior). You should also not call someone older just by their name and must attach eonnie, oppa, noona, or hyung all the time. That's why when you're mingling with Koreans, it's best to know who's the oldest in the group.
For some Korean celebrities, they can call their fellow stars as chingu (friend) since they're of the same age, Wonder who they are? Here are some of your fave Korean actors and actresses who were born in the same year:
1. Kim Seon Ho and Park Min Young
The year they were born: 1986
Current age (2021): 35
2. Sandara Park and Shin Min Ah
The year they were born: 1984
Current age (2021): 37
Where you've seen Sandara Park: 2NE1's promotional activities, We Broke Up, Missing Korea
Where you've seen Shin Min Ah: My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, Oh My Venus, Chief Of Staff
3. Kim Soo Hyun and Ok Taecyeon
The year they were born: 1988
Current age (2021): 33
4. Lee Dong Wook and Song Hye Kyo
The year they were born: 1981
Current age (2021): 39
5. Kim Da Mi and Lee Do Hyun
The year they were born: 1995
Current age (2021): 26
6. Song Kang and Bae Suzy
The year they were born: 1994
Current age (2021): 27
Where you've seen Bae Suzy: Start-Up, Vagabond, Uncontrollably Fond
7. Park Hyung Sik and Hwang In Yeop
The year they were born: 1991
Current age (2021): 30
Where you've seen Hwang In Yeop: True Beauty, 18 Again, Tale Of Nokdu
8. Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Suk
The year they were born: 1980
Current age (2021): 41
9. Cha Eun Woo and Yeo Jin Goo
The year they were born: 1997
Current age (2021): 24
Where you've seen Cha Eun Woo: True Beauty, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
Where you've seen Yeo Jin Goo: Beyond Evil, Hotel Del Luna, My Absolute Boyfriend
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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
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