[Ask Hyojin] Terris’s Culture Shock in Korea

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If you’ve ever lived abroad, you must have experienced at least some culture shock resulting from two cultures being very different. Terris is now studying abroad in Korea and he has certainly had his own experiences of culture shock. So this time, instead of answering questions, Hyojin decided to ask Terris some questions about his experiences.

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[Ask Hyojin] Terris’s Culture Shock in Korea
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  • Megan G

    Totally agree with you on the pickles, Terris. Americans usually eat pickles with sandwiches but NEVER with pizza. But double dipping is really not okay (if someone catches you)…of course most people don’t take it as seriously as this guy on Seinfeld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWuSi00CcNk hahaha.

  • marie kilbane

    I am allergy to Pickles.. none allowed touch any food.. Am I allowed tell them Do not put in sides and inside or top without Pickles??

  • 아틸라

    Are most Korean dips spicy? 🙂

    • Well, I think many Koreans dip ketchup. 🙂

  • Lyn

    Hi, just a random question. Is 분들인지라 a fixed expression?? Or it comprises various suffix and terms etc..


  • Kayleigh

    Great episode! Very interesting, because these are indeed not well known culture shocks unless you’ve been to Korea. More please! 😀

  • Lyn

    Hi teacher hyojin, im curious what ‘무궁화꽃이 피었습니다’ means??


    • Hangeullearner

      I am not sure, but according to my resources this means: “The Hibicus (flower) was blossoming.”

  • H

    Nice interesting episode.
    Double dipping is common in other cultures too like in Egypt especially when friends or family eat together. But still it all goes back to the person’s preference. For example I do mind double dipping except with my family.

    I don’t know why not only Koreans but everyone all over love pickles except me.

    • Thanks for your comment. I learned the word “double dipping” through this video. I like double dipping. 🙂