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Old 06-06-2017, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I lived in both Japan and South Korea (15 years of my life between the two combined).

In general...

Japanese - very quick language, things can be said very fast...rolls off the tongue... and each syllable ends with a vowel.

Korean - it can sound very spitty sound, at times like a big wad of spit is in the throat. Particularly around the older male generation. You'll NEVER hear that with Japanese.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy_J5lcCTlU

Maybe the quickest way to recognize is just paying attention to the last few syllables of sentences....Korean will end with a lot of '-yo' or '-ni-da' stuff. Whereas Japanese will have more '-mas' or '-wa' endings, etc.
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