Its culture is both complex and rich, but many modern-day Koreans are increasingly embracing technology and disgarding a lot of the original culture. However, core principals such as deference to elders are still very apparent.
Today, Korean pop-culture is becoming increasingly influential in the Southeast Asian area; many Korean celebrities, such as BoA, can now fluently speak Japanese and Chinese as well because of their popularity in those regions. The Japanese loooove K-Pop and K-Drama, and the Korean movie industry is gaining more and more influence.
But modern day Korean culture is still developing, and takes many inputs from foriegn countries. Popular imports include Japanese manga and rap.
The food in Korea is considered to be delicious by many foreigners. However, it is not for everyone as many dishes include garlic as a key ingredient. Prominant dishes include bul-go-gi (marinated grilled beef), kim-chi (spiced pickled cabbage), and bi-bim-bap (rice mixed with various side dishes, such as the aforementioned bulgogi and kimchi)
Korea is probably the...
1. makes some of the world's most innovative and technologically advanced cell phones (Samsung)!!
2. hosted the 1988 Olympic Games and the 2002 World Cup (with Japan)
3. Tae-Kwon-Do is from
4. has one of the busiest and biggest cities (SEOUL)
5. is one of the world's top 10 automobile-producing countries
6. has some of the best-tasting food in the world! (kimchi, bulgogi, etc.)
Kid 2: SAMSUNG!! It's from South Korea.
South Korea is an East Asian country west from Japan. It was once part of a unified Korea along with its northern neighbor, North Korea. SK is one of the largest economies in the world with companies like Samsung, LG, Hyundai, etc. It's capital is Seoul.
Idiots like dudeinwales, who made a definition where he compares South Korea with North Korea need to be shot. I read your lame-ass definitions of South Korea and other stuff related to the country and to me you sound like a xenophobic asshole.
Below China, and beside Japan across the sea.
are the well known companies around the world and also led to the growth of the Korean economy.
The country is also known for
soap operas, dramas (rather cheesy)
ex. Winter Sonata
and pop music groups (called K-pop)
ex. Boa, SNSD
Food is quite popular between foreigners.
Things like Kimchee, Kimbap, and the Korean barbecue are famous.
A lot foods use garlic and red chili.
Korean Parents are very into education.
Education means everything,
good education would guarantee good jobs.
Attending to university is a free pass to get away from joining the army.
Many koreans study outside of the country like the US and Canada to learn English.
Also, many Koreans hate Japan from the annexation.
Many think the Japanese government denies to apologize for what Japan did during the annexation period, when the Japanese government has multiple times. (Last one was Aug,15,2010 )
There is also collisions between the two countries with Dokdo/Takeshima island.
(Well, i guess its normal for neighboring countries to not get along. Happens all over the world.)