Why Koreans don’t seem to like when you say sorry?
My Korean friend gets defensive when I say sorry and never says sorry himself. He tries to make things right when we had a falling out and never said sorry and when I did or would before the falling out, he would say don’t say sorry, I don’t want you to say sorry anymore. Then I notice he never says sorry himself but will say he is wrong etc…
Good day. I live in Korea all my life and I saw many different people. Some are like your friend, some are totally different.
“I’m sorry” in Korean is 죄송합니다, 미안합니다, 미안해요, 미안해, 미안 from most polite and most formal to least polite and casual. “I’m sorry” doesn’t have some special meaning in Korea (except these words can’t be used to say I feel sorry for you).
Otherwise, it is like everywhere else. That is just your friend’s personality and doesn’t have something to do with being Korean.
If he goes to army he will learn to say sorry, if he already finished then there is no hope^^
What do you think, readers? Do Korean people you know dislike hearing “I’m sorry”?
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