Recently, I have. With over seven months living here in Korea, I regulary say "Hello", "Thank You", "Good-bye", my address for taxis, ordering food and some other basics in Korean on a regular basis, but it is entirely possible to live in Korea and never learn a drop of English. Good and Bad! Less motivation to force you to learn the language, but makes the transition much easier.
All Korean children are taught English, at least for a few years, and all major road and directional signs are in Korean and English...
My one pet peeve, that you may find consistent with all American expats in Korea, is the lack of Spell Check. They have taken all of the trouble to add the English translation, but they SPELLED it wrong! Arghhh!
Do you think the Korean Gov't would hire me as a sign proof-reader???
|Can you see what is wrong with this sign?|