When you hear a Korean celebrity speak fluently in English, you might think that he or she is Korean-American or that they’ve spent some time overseas. While that might be true for some, you’ll be surprised that many actors who speak fluent English have never studied overseas.
More and more celebrities are picking up the language and striving to be fluent not only to broaden their career opportunities but also to communicate with their foreign fans, thanks to the Hallyu wave.
And we must say, some of them are so fluent that it’s a pretty big feat, considering they didn’t start young – a ban by the government only allows South Koreans to start learning English when they’re in their first grade. The reason? They believe that exposing the children to a foreign language when they’re young would erode their Korean roots.
Here are 19 male K-celebs who can definitely hold a conversation with you in English.