I've been given the advice that I need to be comprehensive so this is my attempt. I realize that someone has already posted a node about how to greet someone in Korean
(by saying "an nyung hah sae yo").
However there is a physical
aspect. One must always, when greeting an elder
, keep both leg
s straight and together, put both arm
s stiffly by your side, keep your back
straight and bend from the waist
. Keep the head
down and do not look at the elder
. Then, of course, lift yourself back up. While bowing, say the greeting. Do not bow too slowly nor to quickly. It's a cultural
thing that everyone who lives there has to learn.