Originally Posted by chogall Hell, their language structures are almost carbon copies of each other with heavy Chinese influences outside of grammar.
Japanese style is at least a century ahead of Korea as the Korean culture was never fully independent (and never had the means) until recent decades; they have came a long way though and now excel in manufacturing pop stars. Appearance right now is very deceiving as plastic surgery and photoshop are so widely deployed in Korea and now rest of East Asia.
In terms of CBD, Korean loves ill fitting cheap and baggy suits and the Japanese loves slim fitting clothing and usually look miles ahead of their East Asian counterparts..
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the language structures are "almost carbon copies" because they are part of the ural-altaic language family
languages in turkey and uzbekistan and neighboring areas have the same grammar structure as korean and japanese
which tends to show that people migrated in a certain pattern and direction over asia
and the chinese written characters were borrowed by both korea and japan since they did not have their own ... similar to how the greek alphabet was borrowed and incorporated into the latin based languages
korea developed its own written language system in the 1400's
japanese uses 2 sets of "alphabet" system ... hiragana and katakana... both of which were derived from simplified chinese written language