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Examples with the phrase "웃기는 소리 하고 있네"

I'm translating a short comic and I need to understand the phrase "웃기는 소리 하고 있네". My korean's that of a beginner so it's kinda advanced for me. I understand that 웃기는 소리 means 'funny sounds' ...

grammar translation korean-to-english  
asked by Golden Wood 1 vote
answered by Absol 1 vote

Use of 싫다/좋다 as affirmation/negation

In (G)I-DLE's Put It Straight, lyrics include the following lines: 싫다고 말해 / 사랑하지 않는다고 말해 봐 / 내 맘이 떠날 거 같이 / 너가 미워질 거 같이 좋다고 말해 / 아니 사랑하고 있다고 말해 줘 / 좋았던 그때와 같이 / 이제 사랑할 순 없니 I read 싫다고 말해 and 좋다고 말해 ...

vocabulary verb  
asked by Jairo A. del Rio 1 vote
answered by Absol 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What's the 'feel' of 그대, meaning 'you'?

I've read that 그대 is a 'poetic' way of meaning 'you' - i.e. referring to the person you're speaking to. I saw an example sentence: 앉으나 서나 그대 생각을 해요 Where it seems to be 'loving' in tone. ...

vocabulary  
asked by topo Reinstate Monica 3 votes
answered by PenPoint 4 votes

The true meaning of Korean workplace titles

I was referring to words such as 사원, 주임, 대리, 과장, 차장, 부장, 실장, 수석부장, 이사, 상무, 전무, 사장, 회장 So it was always bothering me what the true meaning of these workplace titles mean and what's their etymology. ...

etymology hanja  
asked by eugen 1 vote
answered by LegenDUST 6 votes

What's the meaning of the ㅍ* logo for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics?

PyeongChang 2018 has a distinctive logo with a ㅍ character and a star. I guess the ㅍ is for PyeongChang (평창), but what is the star? I wondered if it could be a stylised 'ㅊ', but it seems like there ...

logos  
asked by topo Reinstate Monica 5 votes
answered by Gaster 3 votes

Difference between negating with 안 and -지 않다

There are two ways to negate Korean verbs: By prepending 안 ("안 춥다") By appending -지 않다 ("춥지 않다") Are there rules for which one to use? Or does the method used change the meaning of the sentence?

grammar verb-endings negation  
asked by Leftium 13 votes
answered by user17915 5 votes

What is the difference between ~다면서 and ~다며

Lately I have been listening to the song 좋아 that 민서 sings. The first part of the song goes: 이제 괜찮니 너무 힘들었다며 너의 그 마무리가 고작 이별뿐일 거라 우린 괜찮다면서 I was wondering if someone could explain to me the usage ...

grammar difference verb-endings  
asked by Hani Honey 4 votes

Cute Handwriting in Korean?

I have seen different fonts in Korean. Some are considered cuter than others. What makes them be perceived as cute? Are there some examples of cute handwriting? (in your opinion) Also, is it ...

hangul  
asked by Amacelia 7 votes
answered by topo Reinstate Monica 2 votes

Difference between 대해서 and 대한?

I know there that: ~ 에 대해서 + noun or verb ~ 에 대한 + only noun but when I used: "인터뷰에 대해서 소식이 없어요?" my friend edited it like this:" 인터뷰에 대한 다른 소식 없나요?" While due to the above rule, I have used 대해서 ...

word-choice difference word-usage  
asked by Hanna 5 votes
answered by gaeguri 5 votes
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