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Pronunciation of 의

Since I've started studying Korean, for me the vowel cluster 의 seems to not have a standard pronunciation. Sometimes I hear it like eu-i, IPA [ɰi] and sometimes as ye, IPA [je] There are some ...

asked by jecarfor 13 votes
answered by MujjinGun 15 votes

What are the differences in usage and meaning between 아름답다, 예쁘다, 이쁘다 and 곱다?

These four words basically means 'beautiful', 'lovely', 'pretty', according to Naver Online Dictionary: 아름답다, 예쁘다, and 곱다. From my own experience, it seems to me that 예쁘다 and 이쁘다 have the same ...

vocabulary difference word-choice  
asked by Taladris 9 votes
answered by Vladhagen 4 votes

What's the nuance of meaning of 마음을 먹다 (literally, 'to eat one's mind'), and how does the metaphor work?

I've heard '마음을 먹다' translated as to 'make up one's mind' or to 'have a mind' (to do something). Is it neutral in feeling, or does it imply hiding or deadening one's emotions in preparation for doing ...

vocabulary idiom  
asked by topo morto 7 votes
answered by Catomic 4 votes

Parts of the foot

I'm looking for the parts of the foot in Korean. I know a few of them: Foot 발 Toe 발가락 Big Toe 엄지 발가락 Ankle 발목 added from solutions Heel 발꿈치 Ball 발볼 Bridge 발등 Sole 발바닥 Updated Parts of Foot

vocabulary translation  
asked by 제이 죤스톤 2 votes
answered by user17915 2 votes

Difference between 보고싶어 and 보고싶다

I know this question gets asked a lot but, I've yet to find an answer which really gives me an explanation. My understanding of korean grammar is a bit basic but here's what I know: 보고싶다 = Dictionary ...

grammar conjugation  
asked by sunasuna 2 votes
answered by HK Lee 1 vote

What is the difference between 에 비해서 and 보다?

Both ~에 비해서 and ~보다 are attached to nouns and used to compare things, such as: 지난 주에 비해서 바쁜 편이에요. 지난 주보다 바쁜 편이에요. We are somewhat busier compared to last week. When is one preferred over the other? ...

grammar word-choice difference  
asked by klementine 2 votes
answered by Vladhagen 2 votes

How do you say "None of your business" in Korean?

Is there a Korean equivalent phrase if there is no exact translation?

spoken-korean korean-culture  
asked by user3501508 9 votes
answered by 제이 죤스톤 6 votes
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