Honorific language is the wording used to express the verbalized subject and the hierarchical relationship of the object. Japanese and Korean language are famous for having various honorific expression. I heard Chinese language also has honorific language to some extent but other languages don’t have various complicated honorific language like them.
I think clearly it was affected by Confucianism. This concept is widely spread to Japan and Korea, surely it made both countries culture.
However, Japanese honorific and Korean honorific are a little bit different. It’s easy to say the reason is because of the difference of language but it is really interesting point to think cultural difference of both countries. Through studying Korean honorific language, I want to study their cultural difference and history.

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