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what the difference "백화점" and "편의점" from market in english?

안녕 하세요!! I have the problem about this. I often hear these two words. I'm still confused to distinguish the two. Like: 백화점 갈래? (Do you want to go to market?) or 편의점 갈래? what the difference ...

word-usage place-names usage  
asked by 다가 부디만 2 votes
answered by gaeguri 1 vote

Meaning of '몇' in this example

Below is an extract from some blog I was reading today: '십몇 년 살면서' I'm curious about the usage of 몇 here. Does this literally mean 'whilst living for over ten years'? In which case can 몇 be used ...

grammar  
asked by KrJpnLinguistNoob 1 vote
answered by Klmo 2 votes

Is "열심히 일할 것을 약속 드리겠습니다" correct?

I have a sentence as follow: 연세 여행사에서 저에게 기회를 주시면 열심히 일할 것을 약속 드리겠습니다. I think "열심히 일할 것을 약속 드리겠습니다" is not correct, because as i know, following 을/를 must be a verb, not a noun like 약속, so the ...

grammar meaning  
asked by Thai Trinh 1 vote

Hey... how would you say “Be true, be you” in korean

Sooo a friend of mine wants a tattoo and wants to tattoo something in korean... I would translate it myself but I don’t really trust myself and my knowledge in Korean... Still a starter

translation  
asked by Niks 1 vote
answered by Jingeon An 1 vote

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What is the original form of 거예요?

I saw the following sentence: 이 장남감은 누구 거예요? I know the meaning, which is Whose is this toy?. However, I don't know what is the original verb of 거예요. It seems that there is no verb registered ...

meaning  
asked by Blaszard 4 votes
answered by gaeguri 4 votes

Honorifics Question 가지고 있으세요? or 계세요?

In the case of using the full "have" form of (__를) 가지고 있다, which is the correct honorific form? 가지고 있으세요 or 가지고 계세요? I remember reading that in cases (__이/가) 있다 for "have" you are supposed to use ...

grammar honorific  
asked by B. Alvn 3 votes
answered by jungyh0218 2 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

When would I use -면서 vs -며?

Both of them seem to give off a sense of "X while doing Y". I'm not sure when to use which. Is one used for speaking only? Or, are they both the same overall?

grammar  
asked by Lance Clark 5 votes
answered by 제이 죤스톤 1 vote

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. ...

pronunciation  
asked by busukxuan 8 votes
answered by MujjinGun 2 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 4 votes
answered by Gaster 3 votes

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?

pronunciation  
asked by mahdi 3 votes
answered by gaeguri 10 votes
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