Gunbae! = Cheers!

안녕하세요, 여러분! 잘 지내요? – Hey everyone, doing well?

Drinking culture is a significant aspect of Korean society and social life. It’s common for people to go out drinking with friends, coworkers, or even with their bosses as a way to socialize and bond. There are also a variety of drinking games that are popular in Korea, some of which have become well-known around the world.

One of the most popular drinking games in Korea is called “Baskin Robbins 31,” where players take turns counting from one to 31. The player who says “31” must drink, and the game starts again.

There are also various drinking rituals in Korea, such as “Kanpai,” which is the Japanese equivalent of “Cheers.” In Korea, people usually say “Gunbae” before taking a drink, which means “bottoms up.” It’s also customary to pour drinks for others, rather than pouring your own drink, as a sign of respect.

Nowdays, there have been efforts in recent years to promote a more responsible drinking culture. However, drinking games and socializing over drinks continue to be an important part of Korean culture.

In Every Corner of Korea, Abigail travel around and meet lots of different Koreans around their country, can you see any of those rituals in this show? Try to find it and comment below!

나중에 보자! – See you later!

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