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Why Koreans could soon become a year younger
"How old are you"? It’s a simple question with a clear answer. But for those in South Korea, answering this question is anything but straightforward.
In South Korea, when a baby is born they are considered a year old. Come New Year’s Day, they gain another year. This means a baby born in December would be considered to be two years old in just a few weeks.
But this "Korean age" method may soon change as the country’s president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is pushing for this centuries-old method of counting to be abolished.
Lee Yong-ho, the chief of the president-elect’s transition committee, said the incoming administration was looking to standardise the way age is counted in order to bring South Korea in line with the rest of the world.
straightforward：形容詞，顯而易懂的，直接、坦白的，簡單的。例句：Cut the crap! Just give me a straightforward answer.（少廢話！就給我一個直截了當的回答。）
anything but：片語，一點也不，根本不。例句：He is anything but honest.（他這個人一點都不老實。）
In line with：片語，與某事物一致，符合。例句：His view on the question is in line with mine.（他對這個問題的看法與我一致。）
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