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South Korea

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Belinda Knott

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of South Korea

Understanding South Korean culture South Korea Traditions Architecture Orientation to Time Managing across cultures Hanbok Taekwondo Special Drums Long working days
Schedule changes
Patience in meetings
Building relationship takes time
Be at least 10 minutes early for meetings
South Korean Cuisine Soju Kimchi Dinning setting Contents Small Quiz
Traditional Objects
South Korean Cuisine
Communication Style
Greetings phrases
History & School life Soups Dining Manners Wait until host/server tells you where to sit
Younger members should not start with eating before elders do
Bowls of rice or soup are not lifted from the table
You should not point chopsticks and pierce food with them
For picking up food don´t use hand
You are expected to finish everything on your plate
The person who invites other is expected to pay, usually older person pays for the younger one
Drinking happens during the dinner Drink or not to drink? First drink offered by host should not be refused
If you don't want to drink anymore refuse politely
Drinks are not offered after three refuses Glass can be filled even if it's not empty
Never fill your own glass
When the drink is poured, the guest should turn away from the host, to show respect, and drink it quickly. Not drinking Drinking Communication Style Ambiguous way of speaking
Politeness Topics History
Technology indirect Eye-contact-shows respect Body Language History & School Life Thank you! Quiz ? What is the traditional South Korean clothes?
a) hanbok
b) kimono
c) hanfu What is traditional South Korean dish?
a) sashimi
b) kimchi
c) dumplings What is South Korean currency?
a) yen
b) renminbi
c) won Time for your questions! Confucianism (see video)
School Life (see video)
Division of Korea (see video) South Korea Attitudes to foreigners
Useful phrases World´s 11th largest economy
Steady economic growth
Sound business practice, hard working population
One of the world´s leaders in Information & Communication Technologies
Great responsiveness to new products make South Korea ideal country
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