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Top new questions this week:

Does 면서 need both subjects to be the same?

가스를 사용하는 가정이 늘면서 가스 사고가 많이 발생하고 있다. 이것은 경제 상황이 나빠지면서 대학생들이 안정적인 직장을 원하게 된 것으로 보인다. 주식 시장이 활성화되면서 국내 경기가 더욱 호황을 누리고 있다. According to all articles teaching Korean I have seen so far, and my textbooks, ...

asked by TFR 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

When do I need to use the native vs Sino-Korean numerals?

The Korean language uses 2 sets of numerals: The native Korean numerals The Sino-Korean numerals When I want to express myself in Korean, I am often wondering which numeral system I should use. I ...

asked by Yuriko 13 votes
answered by blimpy 9 votes

Hangul -- printed vs handwritten

I learned to read/write hangul from printed text. I was very surprised that the hangul written by my Korean friends looks completely different! There seem to be many shortcuts, lines missing or ...

asked by Alan C 14 votes
answered by blimpy 9 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 are the best sources to study for TOPIK?

I am going to take TOPIK II exam in a few months, but I'm not sure which books are good to study. I found out these books. Are they familiar to anyone here? What are good and quick books or online ...

resources topik  
asked by Hanna 8 votes
answered by user17915 8 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's the difference between gaseum (가슴) and maeum (마음)?

In most Korean songs, gaseum (가슴) and maeum (마음) are translated to heart, but what are their main difference?

asked by xjshiya 5 votes
answered by Ting Choe 5 votes

How 선배 and 후배 are classified in Korean (age, position or both)?

could anyone especially Korean native speakers have a look at this excerpt and tell me whether it is correct or not? As the book said 선배 and 후배 are classified based on two criteria, age and position. ...

meaning spoken-korean korean-culture  
asked by anhnha 6 votes
answered by gaeguri 4 votes
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