South Korea v.s Lithuania. Are we really so different? By Gintarė Butkytė 8C

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Everyone knows that Europe and Asia are very different. But they are actually alike, since Asia is slowly taking over Europe. 😉

People in Korea and Lithuania have a similar music taste. Europeans mostly listen to Pop music. That’s almost the same in Korea, only it’s called K-pop. Although, in Korea, boy and girl bands are more popular than solo artists, since Koreans love the dances they do while singing and music videos they’re shooting.

Also, Asian food is getting popular in Lithuania really fast. There’s loads of Sushi stops, Chinese restaurants. The only Korean restaurant in Lithuania opened two months ago in Vokiečių street, Vilnius. Similarly, in Korea there are lots of shops where you can buy traditional European food. and drinks. Both countries like spreading their cultures.

Koreans like Lithuania so much, since it’s a pretty calm country at the moment. There are lots of Korean immigrants. Likewise, lately people from Lithuania often choose to visit East countries.

However, both countries are very different at the same time. Main difference between Lithuania and South Korea is that people look completely different. Asians have a very limited hair and eye color variety.  All of them are naturally born with black or brown hair. Same with the eyes. So it is really unlikely for Asian to be blonde or have blue eyes. On the other hand, Lithuanians are more mixed with other countries so they have more eye colors “to choose from” like blue, green, grey etc. and they have bigger eyes with double eyelids.

Greetings in Lithuania are often just a handshake or a hug. In Korea, they don’t do such things. Koreans always bow to each other or at least nod (Even if it’s just two friends meeting!) while saying hello. It doesn’t matter if you know the other person or not. It is necessary to give respect to others.

Lithuanians usually call each other by their first names. On the other hand, Koreans have certain words to call other people. For example, for a word ‘brother’ people say either ‘Hyung’ or ‘Oppa’. Koreans never call their parents by names. It is really impolite.

So, in conclusion, both countries aren’t really similar yet. But there are some things they’re already sharing. I think it’s quite possible that those two countries are going to be even more similar in a while.

Comprehension check:

  1. Do Koreans call their parents by their names?
  2. Does Korea have European shops in their country?
  3. Why do Koreans bow to each other?
  4. Do Koreans bow to strangers? Why?
  5. What does ‘Hyung’ mean?
  6. Why do Koreans love Lithuania?
  7. Are boy and girl bands more popular than solo artists in Korea?
  8. Are both countries getting similar?
  9. When did the only Korean restaurant open in Lithuania?
  10. How many Mongolian restaurants are there in Lithuania?

13 thoughts on “South Korea v.s Lithuania. Are we really so different? By Gintarė Butkytė 8C

  1. Karolina Čereškevičiūtė 7C 2016-10-03 at 10:26 - Reply

    1. No they think it is impolite 2. Yes, they have 3. While saying hello 4. Yes, they bow, cause they think it doesn’t matter if you know person or not. To give respect to each other is necessary 5. Hyung means “brother” 6. Cause it is calm and spacious country 7. Yes, bands are more popular than the solo artists 8. Yes, Asia is getting more and more similar to Europe 9. 2 months ago 10. They have one in Trakai




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  2. Ignas Tervydis 7c 2016-09-27 at 20:55 - Reply

    1. No, because that is impolite.
    2. Yes, they have
    3. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    4. Koreans bow to each other because It’s necessary to give respect to others.
    5.”Hyung” mean brother
    6. They like it because its very calm and spacious country.
    7. Yes. Bands are more popular than solo.
    8. No, they have different traditions.
    9. 2 month ago.
    10.




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  3. Livija Pilipauskaitė 7c 2016-09-27 at 20:51 - Reply

    1. No, koreans don’t call their parents by their names. It’s really impolite.
    2. Yes, Koreans have Europeans shops in their country.
    3. Koreans bow to each other because it’s necessary to give respect to others.
    4. Yes, Koreans bow to strangers because hou have to give respect to others.
    5. Word “Hyung” means “brother”.
    6. Koreans love Lithuania because it’s a pretty calm country.
    7. Yes, bands are more popular than the solo.
    8. Both countries aren’t really similar yet, but it’s quite possible that those two countries are going to be similar in a while.
    9. The Korean restaurant in Lithuanian opened two months ago.
    10. ?




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  4. My answers:

    1. No, Koreans never call their parents by names, because it is really impolite.
    2. Yes, they do.
    3. To say hello.
    4. Yes they do, because it is necessary to give respect to others.
    5. Brother.
    6. Because Lithuania is pretty calm country at the moment
    7. Yes they’re more popular than solo artists.
    8. Yes they are getting similar. (They have similar music taste)
    9. Two months ago.
    10. None(?)




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  5. 1. No because it isn’t polite.
    2. Korea, there are lots of shops where you can buy traditional European food and drinks.
    3. Because they are greeting each other.
    4. They bow to each other, because they show respect like that.
    5. Hyung means “brother” and sister calls older brother “oppa”.
    6. Koreans like Lithuania so much, since it’s a pretty calm country at the moment.
    7.Yes because they like k-pop more.
    8. yes.
    9. The restaurant opened two months ago in Vokiečių str.
    10. Only one.




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  6. 1. No, because it is really impolite.
    2. Yes, there are a lots of shops.
    3. They bow to each other, because it is very necessary to give respect to others.
    4. Yes, because it doesn’t matter if you know person or not.
    5. “Hyung” means brother.
    6. Because, in they’re opinion Lithuania is pretty calm country.
    7. Yes.
    8. Yes.
    9. Two months ago, in Vokiečių street.
    10. About 10.




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  7. Rokas Bandza 7c 2016-09-26 at 20:28 - Reply

    1.Koreans never call their parents by names. It is really impolite.
    2.In Korea there are lots of shops where you can buy traditional European food and drinks.
    3.Because it is necessary to give respect to others.
    4.It doesn’t matter if you know the other person or not. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    5.For a word ‘brother’ koreans say either ‘Hyung’.
    6.Koreans like Lithuania so much, since it’s a pretty calm country at the moment.
    7.In Korea, boy and girl bands are more popular than solo artists.
    8.It’s quite possible that those two countries are going to be even more similar in a while.
    9.The only Korean restaurant in Lithuania opened two months ago.
    10.There aren`t Mongolian restaurants in Lithuania.




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  8. Kristupas Čeika 2016-09-26 at 20:28 - Reply

    1. No. Because its inpolite.
    2. Yes.
    3. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    4. Yes. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    5. They say it to their brothers.
    6. Koreans like Lithuania so much, since it’s a pretty calm country at the moment.
    7. Boy and girl bands are more popular than solo artists, since Koreans love the dances they do while singing and music videos they’re shooting.
    8. Just a little bit.
    9. Korean restaurant in Lithuania opened two months ago.
    10. I dont know but I think there is enough to eat.




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  9. 1. No, because it’s impolite.
    2. Yes, in Korea are a lot of shops where you can buy traditional Europian food.
    3. Because Korea is very polite country.
    4. Yes, because it’s necessary to bow to each other
    5. For a word ‘brother’ people say either ‘Hyung’ or ‘Oppa’.
    6. Koreans like Lithuania so much, since it’s a pretty calm country at the moment. There are lots of Korean immigrants.
    7. Yes, in Korea, boy and girl bands are more popular than solo artists, since Koreans love the dances they do while singing and music videos they’re shooting.
    8. Yeah it’s realy similar yet.
    9. Only, two months ago.
    10. In Lithuania are only few restaurants.




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  10. Karolis Vilkevicius 7c 2016-09-26 at 20:15 - Reply

    1.No, because it’s isin’t polite.
    2.Yes, because countries like spreading their culture.
    3.Because for them it’s like ,,Hi”.
    4.Yes, beause it is necassary to give respect to others.
    5.Brother.
    6.Because Lithuania is a prity calm country at this moment.
    7.Yes because Korean loves the dance they do singing.
    8.Yes in the future they get more similar then now.
    9.The korean restaurant in Lithuania opened two mouths ago.
    10.There are a lot of mongolian restaurants in Lithuania.




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  11. Deimantė 7c 2016-09-26 at 19:57 - Reply

    1. No, because it’s very impolite.
    2. Yes, they have a lot of shops in their country.
    3. They’re greeting each other like that.
    4. Yes, they do that, because it is necessary to respect each others.
    5. It means “brother” but younger sister calls her brother “oppa”.
    6. They love Lithuania because it’s quite calm country at the moment.
    7. Yes, it’s more popular because Koreans love the dances they do while singing.
    8. They aren’t similar yet, but maybe some day they will be similar.
    9. Korean restaurant in Lithuania opened 2 months ago.
    10. There are many Mongolian restaurants in Lithuania.




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  12. Deivid Boguslavskij 7c 2016-09-26 at 18:23 - Reply

    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    4. Yes. It doesn’t matter if you know the other person or not. It is necessary to give respect to others.
    5. Hyung means brother.
    6. Because it is a pretty calm country at the moment.
    7. Yes
    8. Yes
    9. The only Korean restaurant in Lithuania opened two months ago.
    10. There’s load of Sushi stops, Chinese restaurants.




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  13. 1. No.
    2. Maybe, but I don’t think allot.
    3. It’s their religion.
    4. Maybe. Because they want to find friends.
    5. Hyung literally means “older brother”.
    6. Because they love us, we eat their food and buy their weird stuff.
    7. Yeah.
    8. I don’t think so.
    9. About two months ago.
    10. Not too much, but you can find where to eat Mongolian food.




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