Formal and Informal Speech
The Korean languages exhibits grammatical structures and sets of words which define who is the more senior person during communication. We introduce two categories in which Korean speech may be categorized under.
is a type of speech used in one of two cases.
• When two people are very close or their relationship does not clearly define who is the senior.
• Used when talking down to a younger or inferior person.
is a form used in referring to a person or thing in order to convey respect.