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Speaking Korean


(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

"One thing you have to do when you're speaking a foreign language is recognize that you won't sound as 'intelligent' as you do when you speak English or your own language. But that's no different than our Korean host, who puts forth the great effort to speak to us in English and has to swallow—eat some humble pie, swallow his own pride, in order to be able to communicate. If we take that same type of effort and try to speak it in Korean, of course we're going to mess it up, and they will recognize it. You might get a chuckle out of it, and that's fine too."

A service member discusses making an effort to speak Korean.