Hospitality in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

Lesson image-hospitality in Korea

How hospitable are people in your country in general? Are there certain tendencies you can see? If you have been to Korea before, what were some interesting things you have witnessed in Korea related to hospitality? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo discuss how hospitable people in Korea are and if not, what could be some reasons. What we say in these recordings are very personal opinions, but we hope our thoughts and experiences can give you something to think about and discuss. Please let us know what kind of experiences you have had in Korea before!

 


  • Zhannat Bissen

    Hi! Please, use another song when starting every audio lesson.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Oh… you must be tired of the song. We will try to use a new song if we make or get a new song. :s

  • Jennifer Schrader

    During my brief visit to Korea, I found that people were so hospitable, it was impossible to tell when I was causing trouble for people. They were incredibly gracious and kind, but I was often left wondering whether I’d inadvertently been a bad friend or a bad guest. I was afraid to ask permission to do things because I knew people would automatically say yes. I doubt, even if my Korean had been good, that I would have been able to get people to tell me what would work best for both of us and not just for me. It made me feel like royalty, but it also sometimes made me long to be a peasant again! 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      I am glad to know that you had a good time in Korea. Because you are also kind and nice person, I am sure that people treat you well, too.

  • Jeelene Ker

    Hi! I’m going to Korea next month and am so excited about interacting with the locals, visit some famous places and eating real Korean food!

    How do you say: Please cook this well for me.’? when ordering in a restaurant?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Although it is not literally same, we often say “맛있게 해 주세요” or “맛있게 만들어 주세요”.

  • mokohoho

    Thanks for the lessons! 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      You’re welcome. Thanks for listening!