cahwc12 wrote:sokomofo wrote:cahwc12 wrote:sokomofo wrote:i'm a 유학생 haha. im also teaching english here. and yeah see you at yonsei hahahah.. ugh yonsei is 40 mins away from gangnam
Why not just say international student? Do you actually speak korean or just use the few words you know whenever you can?
i was born and raised in south korea. and i used that word to connect with a fellow korean. mind your own business
Maybe I'm wrong, but I never met a korean american who came to korea to teach english and actually knew more than a few words of korean. And both your attitude and casually tossing in of one of the few words you picked up since you've been here indicate to me that you're just trying to brag about knowing those few words. You certainly don't embody the endemic culture of respect and amicability of most koreans I met. You also didn't deny that you don't speak more than a few words of korean.
If I'm wrong, then these remarks are totally undeserved, but it just bothers me whenever I see it because nearly everyone I met in Korea who was a foreigner (korean-american or not) would try to pass off the eight words they learned as near fluency, whereas I actually studied diligently for two years and became nearly conversationally fluent. I guess I'm just calling out for your passive humblebrag and subsequent overly defensive attitude because when someone assumes you speak korean as a foreigner, it devalues the fact that I actually do (and doubtless sure you'll talk about your time there in your PS).
Anyway, if none of that is true, then I do apologize and anyway good luck on the test! (If it is true though you're a jerk.)