Korea's Culture for ABC's

By Philip Smith and Sangyoon Kim

A is for Art

Art is traditionally in calligraphy and pottery. These represents nature and deities, like gods, dragons, and flowers.


B is for Buildings

a lot of buildings are apartments in big cities for living or offices where most of the people work


D is For dress

Koreans wear Hanbok for tradition and holidays. These clothings were worn by upper-class citizens in ancient time.


E is For Economy

Korea is known for the advanced technology corporations, such as Samsung, LG, and, Hyundai. Most are advanced industrialized companies


F is for family

Fanily is consisted of a tight family, with no pets generally and have high respect for elders.


G is Government

The government is a democracy with 3 branches of executive, legislative and judicial, with the president being Hark Geun Hye.


h is for history

The history of Korea is largely dominatedby kings and royalty of eras. The most prominent, the Joseon dynasty where it was the last dynasty and set the capitol and standards for modern Korea.


i is for icons

many pop icons in korea are singers like Psy, or companies like samsung


j is for jobs

Jobs in Korea are modern service jobs. These include teaching, owning a business, and mechanic.


L is for Language

Koreans use a language called Korean, which is similar to Chinese with 8 vowels and 13 consanants to make one syllable.


M is Movement

Koreans move around by subway, bus, and taxi. Walking is very common and owning is like owning a car in New York. It's possible and helpful, but not necessarily needed.


N is for National Pride

The Korean flag represents the Yin and the Yang. Some holidays ChuSok, where they celebrate their ancestors and their contribution. Korean Independence Day is August the 15th.


P is Population

The population is near 50 million, and majority of the population is 30-50, with a natural decrease for 0-20 years of age.


Q is Quality of Life

Quality of life is in small homes. Quality depends on the area, but is generally compact, with local businesses. School is a very important part of life with lots of tutoring and extra curricular activities.




R is Religion

The religion of most Koreans are irreligion like Atheist and Agnostic. Though, the most practiced and common ones are Buddhism and big temples, and Christianity and the cross.


T is for Taboos

Some common ones writing in red pen is sin.


Smoking is considered bad.

Must say yo at the end of every sentence (no joke).

No shoes inside the house.

U is for Urban cities

The urban life is compact with apartments, small buildings, and small businesses by walking there.


V is for Vacation

Busan is a prominent spot with lots of rich and varied fish, temples and graves of lost kings. Chejongdewon has a grave. This grave contained the king who was buried 20 meters below water to citizens of Korea.


W is ways of Life

5 hours of leisure time


11 hours of eating and sleeping

Working a lot around 8-11 in adults, 10-14 for some teens and kids.

Y is for the Yums

Some good foods are Galbi, kimchi, ramen (which is also eaten in China). Although for Americans, galbi is preferred.