Welcome to the Korean Modern Short Story series. You will see the English and the Korean translations. The English is not a literal translation of Korean but you’ll get the meaning of the texts. New Korean words are below. Look out for the questions below and be sure to write them in the comments!
이번에는 한국 회사 문화를 소개할게요.
한국 사람들은 퇴근 후 직장 사람들과 함께 밥을 먹어요. “회식“이라고 해요. 회식은 서로 친해질 수 있는 좋은 시간이에요.
직장 사람들 입사, 퇴사 그리고 프로젝트가 끝나면 회식을 해요.
회식은 모든 직원이 모여요. 고급 식당에서 회식해요. 맛있는 음식을 먹어요. 처음에는 저녁 식사를 해요. 저녁 식사를 하고 노래방을 가요. 어떤 사람들은 노래방을 갔다가 카페에 가기도 해요.
회식 – n. company dinner
입사 – n. entering a company
퇴사 – n. resigning from a company
프로젝트 – n. project
This episode is about the work culture in Korea.
In Korea, it is common for companies to eat and drink together after work. This is called “hweshik”. Company dinners are to build better relationships in a team or company.
There are a few reasons why companies have a hweshik:
These company dinners are planned by staff and usually, all staff attend. The restaurant is usually an expensive one. The food is very delicious. Sometimes, there are rounds. The first round is the dinner and drinks. The second round can be desserts, singing rooms, or more drinks. There can be more rounds but it depends on who wants to attend.
Why do companies have company dinners?
What are the reasons for company dinners?
Watch a short video on this topic from our YouTube Channel
Now it’s your turn! Leave your responses in the comments below!
1. 회사들은 회식을 왜 할까요?
2. 회식은 언제 할까요?