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How to tell syllables apart

I’ve just started to learn Korean, so I might be asking something that’s obvious... but I sometimes struggle how to do syllabication when it comes to writing. For example ‘kakyeok’ I thought would be ...

hangul  
asked by Ella 1 vote
answered by Klmo 2 votes

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Plain vs aspirated consonants (ㄱㄷㅂㅈ vs ㅋㅌㅍㅊ)

I have a hard time distinguishing between plain consonants (ㄱㄷㅂㅈ) and aspirated ones (ㅋㅌㅍㅊ). My understanding is that ㄱㄷㅂㅈ are voiceless unaspirated and ㅋㅌㅍㅊ are voiceless aspirated. So, for example, ...

pronunciation  
asked by Alan C 11 votes
answered by Leftium 3 votes

Is there a difference between 가지고 오다/가다 and 가져가다/가져오다?

As far as I am aware, these forms all mean take/bring (depending on the frame of reference). Is there any difference in meaning or usage between 가지고 오다/가다 and 가져가다/가져오다? Or are they entirely ...

grammar word-usage  
asked by topo Reinstate Monica 9 votes
answered by Memming 7 votes

What's the difference between '아가', '아기', and '애기', meaning baby?

Are some of these spellings / pronunciations less formal or slang versions of the word? I was surprised to see Google Translate translate 'baby' as 아가, as I had thought that was an informal version of ...

difference  
asked by topo Reinstate Monica 6 votes
answered by HK Lee 5 votes

Are there any hand gestures local to Korea that are considered rude?

As far as I know, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_finger is understood in Korea as a rude gesture much as it is in the rest of the world. However, some regions have more locally-understood ...

non-verbal-communication offensive  
asked by topo Reinstate Monica 3 votes
answered by SweetSweet 2 votes

How to say "Why not?" in Korean?

"Why not?" is a colloquial stand-alone answer in English. It can expresses An answer to a "why" question, explaining that there is no specific reason. For example, A: Why are you so nice with ...

idiom colloquial-language  
asked by Taladris 6 votes
answered by Jonghwan Choi 3 votes

What's the difference between gieok (기억) and chueok (추억)?

Both words mean "memory", but what are their main difference?

translation  
asked by xjshiya 5 votes
answered by gaeguri 5 votes

What is grammatical structure in this Korean sentence?

I have a sentence as follows: 어떤 장갑으로 사다 줄까요? 원하는 것이 있어요. I don't see grammatical structure "동사 + 다 + 다른 동사" in Korean. As i know, "다" is verb ending in Korean, so "사다 줄까요" is not correct, ...

grammar  
asked by Thai Trinh 3 votes
answered by jick 6 votes
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