Just how old are you? In Korean?

Everywhere I read an article about Korean age there is always something wrong with how age is calculated. First of all, Koreans all age at the same time on the Lunar New Year, which is mid-February. Also, Koreans add 1 year when you are born. So instead of being 0 months you are 1 year old. So I decided to break it down for you guys so you can know just exactly how many years older you are in Korean age according to the month you were born in.

  • January
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 months/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 1 month/U.S | 2 yr Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 11 months.)
  • February
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 months/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 2 yrs. You may turn 2 years old before your 1st U.S. birthday.)
  • March
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 months/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 11 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
    • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 1 month.)
  • April 
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean –
    • Lunar New Year = 10 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 2 months.)
  • May 
    • Before Lunar New Year= 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 9 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 3 months.)
  • June 
    • Before Lunar New Year= 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 8 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 4 months.)
  • July 
    • Before Lunar New Year= 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 7 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 5 months.)
  • August 
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 6 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 6 months.)
  • September
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 5 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 7 months.)
  • October 
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 4 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 8 months.)
  • November
    • Before Lunar New Year = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 3 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 9 months.)
  • December
    • = 0 month/U.S. | 1 yr/Korean
    • Lunar New Year = 2 month/U.S. | 2 yr. Korean
      • (AGE DIFFERENCE = 1 yr & 10 months.)

So basically if you were born between August and February you are 2 yrs older in Korean age. If you were born between March and July you are only 1 yr older in Korean age. I hope this helped.

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