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    Greeting South Koreans

    We have a kick-off meeting/presentation tomorrow morning in Fort Dodge with a company from South Korea. I've been reading around on mannerisms and such between us and them and am not sure on the ins and outs of doing so.

    If anyone could elaborate on past experiences and things that I should pay attention to as to not to do or to do it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Greeting South Koreans

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    Re: Greeting South Koreans

    the korean word "naega" which is roughly "i or me" sounds awfully like a slang word in english so dont be surprised if you hear it when they are speaking among themselves



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    Re: Greeting South Koreans

    Don't wear your Apollo Ono gear.

    In South Korea a pat on the behind is more prevalent than a handshake. So if you want to score some points, make sure to give them a little tap on the butt.

    Make sure you offer to take them to a strip club. They may not go, but they will feel very insulted if you don't at least offer to take them. But be careful because the strip clubs in S Korea are a little rougher than here, you have to make sure they don't get carried away.


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    Re: Greeting South Koreans

    Here are a few phrases I had been taught by a Korean friend of mine. Practicing Taekwondo for 15 years I wanted to be able to greet the Grand Master and other Korean Masters. It has been a long time since I have used any of this but here is what I remember.

    Upon greeting/leaving a person we would put our left hand under our right foreram, just before the elbow, extend right hand for a hand shake and bow as they offer to shake your hand. As we'd bow we would look directly at the ground and say the either one of the two greeting/farewell. If you looked the person you were shaking hands with directly in the eyes they would take that as a sign of disrespect (basically that you didn't trust them) and ignore you. Not sure that this would be the case here.

    These are spelled out so you can say them...

    The top two phrases would be used if you were talking to either a man or woman of higher importance - very proper and not used very often.

    A proper greeting: Un yung hay sae oh

    A proper farewell: Un yng gay sae oh

    If I remember right the 'Un yung' is dropped and they just say hay sae oh and gay sae oh.

    How are you: Ah-ne ha sha mika

    Thank you: Kom som ne da

    Those are all I can remember at this time. If you google Korean phrases I'm sure that would help you out as well.


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