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Please help me with this sentence:당신이 원하는거면 나는 다 좋으니까

I've been reading a manhwa using machine translation and I came across a line that goes: "하고싶은대로해...당신이 원하는거면 나는 다 좋으니까" I understand that the first sentence is "suit yourself" or ...

user avatar asked by Dinu M Score of 2
user avatar answered by jick Score of 1

Is there a reason for there to be so many words ending with ㅇ+이 (like 고양이, 올챙이 etc)?

I´ve noticed a pattern of many words ending with ㅇ+ 이 고양이 올챙이 호랑이 달팽이 ...and the list goes on. Is there any etymological reason why we have so many of these words? And is there a name for that? Also,...

user avatar asked by Charles Reis Ribeiro Score of 1

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What are the differences between 그러나, 그런데 and 그렇지만?

All three words can be translated by "but" or "however" but how do they differ in meaning and in use? My question applies also to the shortened form of them used to merge two sentences in one: -러나, -...

user avatar asked by Taladris Score of 8
user avatar answered by 9dan Score of 3

Why is 'ㅂ' in '박물관' pronounced as /p/ instead of /b/?

I heard the consonant 'ㅂ' in '박물관 (museum)' pronounced /p/ instead of /b/. In some words containing 'ㅂ', I sometimes hear it pronounced /p/ instead of /b/. When does that happen?

user avatar asked by mahdi Score of 4
user avatar answered by gaeguri Score of 12

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  
user avatar asked by Leftium Score of 13
user avatar answered by user17915 Score of 5

Why is 있는 added here?

I understood that 있는 + noun means 'having the noun mentioned' ,however this sentence is not making sense which I saw in a video: 또한 프랑스에 있는 한국 회사에서 일을 하고 있습니다.

grammar spoken-korean korean-to-english  
user avatar asked by ieycha Score of 1
user avatar answered by jick Score of 4

When to use single (ㅅ) or double (ㅆ) consonants?

Is there a rule generally to help remember when we would write double consonants like ㅆ, ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅉ instead of single consonants like ㅅ? For example, remembering to write 땀 for sweat, and not 담. Is ...

grammar vocabulary pronunciation hangul  
user avatar asked by chocotella Score of 6
user avatar answered by gaeguri Score of 6

Why is 꽃잎 pronounced as 꼰잎?

I have heard a few times 꽃잎 being pronounced as 꼰잎. For instances that I can actually remember, Eunji of Apink sang it this way in Hopefully Sky, and Taeyeon of Girls' Generation did the same in Why. ...

user avatar asked by busukxuan Score of 9
user avatar answered by MujjinGun Score of 3

Saying years in Korean

I was having trouble the other day with discussing life events in Korean. I was trying to say things like "In 2010, my daughter was born" "In 1976, I was born" I understand that for the first one I ...

user avatar asked by Greg Markowsky Score of 3
user avatar answered by MujjinGun Score of 5
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