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What’s the meaning of 구 in the word 구남친?

I can’t find where the syllabus 구 comes from. What does 구 mean?
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The verb affix -오리-

I was listening to a podcast on Hasoseo-che and they stated this biblical verse as an example 내가 주의 율례를 지키오리니, 나를 아주 버리지 마옵소서 My translation: I will guard your laws so I implore you do not abandon me ...
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Hage-che: -ㄹ쏜가 [or -으ㄹ쏜가] interrogative form examples

I am watching a lot of Korean dramas and it always nice to hear different speech levels. I wanted to frain members over here on the ending: 으ㄹ쏜가 Could you please give me some examples and translation ...
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The Propositive mood in different speech levels

I want to use thee verb 살다 and express: "let us live together" [literally: with-me together let's-live] Formal Levels: Hasoseo-che (하소서체) 저랑 같이 사사사이다 Hasipsio-che (하십시오체) 저랑 같이 사십니다 저랑 ...
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-다 하다 grammar in Korean dialogue

I have noticed this grammar pattern, in the following sentences, in episode 13 of Under the Queen's umbrella: 시신을 보지 못했다 하옵니다 She did not see the corpse [lit: they-said they failed to see the corpse]...
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What is the difference between 에서 and 에다(가)?

Are these two different in some way? Are they interchangeable? I started reading a webtoon and saw this grammar being used in a dialogue: "너 진짜 길에다 토하면 버리고 갈 거야!" If instead it were: "...
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Grammar of -ㄹ 수 있는 것

I am extremely confused about this "-ㄹ 수 있는 것" grammar structure : 아바마마께서도 강건할 수 있는 것이옵니다 This is from the Queen's umbrella. The context is that the Seja [Crown Prince] is visiting the ...
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Korean causative verbs vs. English causative verbs

Kind of a weird question, but please bear with me. I want to know whether Korean and English behave similarly with respect to how causative verbs are formed. In English there are two types of ...
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Is there a j sound in 맞네요?

I saw a question on here about that word and there being no t sound which i understood, but i put it in to my translator app, which is pretty accurate and it gave me the pronunciation of "manneyo&...
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What's the best way to learn Korean for someone who grew up understanding it?

My parents are Korean and growing up they spoke to me in Korean and in English, and I mainly responded in English (which I highly regret now). Some of the 'beginner' tutorials and tutors are not great ...
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In Korean, when is (으)라고 used?

I previously knew about one of the indirect quotation structures in Korean which is (으)라고 하다 In some Korean videos, I see sentences like "밥 먹으라고" or "가라고". 밥 먹으라고 and 가라고 are ...
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Korean He/She pronouns used

Does Korea have third person pronouns for he/she? I read them in the dictionary, but someone mentioned they aren't really used. He/she pronouns are mostly used in books, but not conversations. Is this ...
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What is the Korean Homophonic Group?

Equivalent question: What Korean letters won't equal 1? From: the homophonic group: a mathematical diversion → This is an exercise from Michael Artin's Algebra on, well, abstract algebra. In this ...
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Can 오합지졸 describe the Halloween Crowd in Itaewon, South Korea?

오합지졸 - 까마귀 烏, 합합 合, 같지 之, 군사 卒 - 아무 규율도 통일도 없이 몰려다니는 무리 - A crowd that rushes around without any discipline or unity Can the crowd from the 2022 Halloween tragedy in Itaewon be said to be an oh-...
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Motto without sounding formal

I want to make a motto for myself in korean that goes like Remember your goal I used Naver's website to translate the phrase above. 목표를 기억하세요. I know that 요 indicates a polite voice. But I want my ...
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Can someone help me translate this mug?

I recently visited Seoul and got this mug because I liked the design but was wondering if anyone could help me translate it. I believe it's a more traditional saying and would appreciate help from the ...
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Do Jeju vowels preserve medieval Korean vowels?

The Jeju dialect of Korean is exceptional for its preservation of ㆍ, which is an obsolete vowel in the standard Korean (표준어). As such, I wondered how well the preservation happened. Jeju has ㆍ /ɒ/, ㅡ /...
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Identifying Korean characters from martial arts belt

I have been asked to create a design for the company I work for that incorporates some Korean characters, I have been supplied a photograph of these characters as embroidery, but I cannot use the ...
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How to make this senetence sounds like a native?

I was writting a diary about the things happened today, and suddenly face this problem. Is that nature to write: "문제의 정답을 쓰는 방법을 아는데 수자를 쓰기 잘못했어요" to represent the meaning? Does any better ...
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what is the meaning of 수 in the pattern "Verb Stem + (을/ㄹ) 수 있다/없다"?

I just learned this pattern,and I guess 수 is a meaningful word,meaning "ability". is my assumption wrong? what is its meaning or is it just a grammarical word without real meaning?
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What is the etymology of the question ending `ㄴ가`/`는가`/`ㄹ가(ㄹ까)`?

Since for the ending ㄴ가/는가/ㄹ가(ㄹ까), there is an obligatorily incorporated "relativiser-looking" particle (ㄴ/는/ㄹ), I am wondering whether this expression has evolved from a "relative ...
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Without the 는 것 structure, what will the meaning of the following sentence become?

In the advanced Korean book that I am studying, there is a sentence that goes like this: 취업 성공 여부를 결정하는 면접 평가에서 과연 면접관들은 지원자의 어떤 점을 보는 것일까? In this sentence, the author uses the 는 것 structure in the ...
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What is the verb base for 지냈어요?

What is the verb base for the word 지냈어요 ? And what is the definition? This is seen a lot in "How are you?" phrase. 잘 지냈어요? I want to understand the verb base.
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What are the different ways to say "why, what, where, who " in Korean?

I want to learn the different ways to say what, where, why, and who. I know that for settings, formality, subjects, and other topics, These words can change a little bit, so I want to know more words ...
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Korea Counter for Pages and Chapters in a book

Is there a Number Counter for pages? I don't see it. I see one for Books, but not for Pages in a book. Also, is there a counter for Chapter in a book? I want to refer to Chapter 5, Page 72 when ...
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거래처 possible meanings

I have a question about possible meanings of 거래처. In my textbook, it's defined as "client", but from the example sentence below, it seems like it can refer to a place as well. 빨리 갑시다. 거래처에서 ...
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What is the difference between 잘 살아봐요 vs 잘 살아요?

I see both positive and negative connotations for both. What is the nuance between the two?
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Is there an easy way to remember when to use ㅐ vs. ㅔ?

Okay, I did see When to use ㅐ, ㅒ as opposed to ㅔ,ㅖ? . But as of today that discussion is only about pronunciation, analogous situations in English, and history. On the problem of how to tell which, ...
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육, 륙 or 뉵 for number 6?

I have a doubt concerning how to properly write the digit 6 in hangeul. As far as I understood, its pronunciation varies between 육 and 뉵, but it's never written 뉵. I saw an extract from an older ...
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Meaning of 앞으로 남고 뒤로 밑지다

'앞으로 벌고 뒤로 손해본다'라고도 표현되는 것 같던데 현재 값어치/현금 유동성과 관련된 말인 것 같습니다만 정확히 어떤 의미로 쓰이는지 해석 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다. It seems to have something to do with the time value of money, but I can't wrap my head around it. Will ...
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What does "운전기사, 식모살이나 하는 주제에!!" mean?

I was reading a manhwwa when someone said "운전기사, 식모살이나 하는 주제에!" angrily to the protagonist. The protagonist's parents are a chauffer and a maid, so I think she is saying "The driver, ...
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Korean Name westernisation and addressing someone

I understand that typically Korean Names are in the format LastName FirstName, and the first name often has two characters (words). I have a LinkedIn connection that I want to email, and they have ...
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Does Korean have short expressions like German's schadenfreude or Japanese Ikigai?

I'm looking to study Korean, and am interested in language in general, and was curious if Korean had any such short expressions that represents a larger feeling/story.
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Is this old music video really from North Korea as opposed to South Korea?

When looking at this music video, apparently decades old, claimed to be from North Korea, I'm somewhat puzzled. Something about the office, the computers, the subway and how people dress and act makes ...
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Would this make sense in a religious context?

I want to say in a prayer to God "It's worth it, right? I want to see you." Based on some YouTube videos I have pieced this together: "힘들었지만 값진 일이었어, 지요? 보고싶습니다." The context of ...
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Thank you for your Patience to a Teacher

I have a Korean teacher that is very nice and Patient with me especially, as I'm trying to learn. How do I say, "Thank you for your Patience" I read this, but this seems more like a ...
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What does 부르노니 mean?

So I started watching 백설 공주와 일곱 난쟁이 and the Evil Queen says to the magic mirror: 캄캄한 어둠과 바람 속에서 내 너를 부르노니 나와 대답하여라. I'm trying to figure out exactly what is happening with '부르노니'. I understand that ...
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In the following sentences, are the pairs of prepositions 와/과 and 에게, 을/를 and 에게 correct and completely interchangeable, right?

I have sentence as follows: 저는 친구들과 연락을 해요 and 저는 친구들에게 연락을 해요 (I'm in touch with my friends) 나는 친구들을 도와줬어요 and 나는 친구들에게 도와줬어요 (I helped my friends) In this sentences, are the pairs of ...
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"Hello World" in Korean

I'm making a "Hello World" computer science shirt with multiple translations of the phrase "Hello World". What's the best translation for this in Korean?
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Giyeok ㄱ at bottom of syllable pronounced as th

Someone told me that ㄱ giyeok at the bottom end of syllable is pronounced as th sound. Is this true?
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Why do you say 먹었을 때 instead of 먹은 때

I am trying to make sense of the grammar behind ~ㄹ/을 때 for past sentences. As far as I know, ~ㄹ/을 때 is making use of the future tense modifier, used for example for the common construction ~(으)ㄹ 거예요, ...
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Why is ㅈ realized differently in 맞아요 than ㅊ in 꽃아니요?

I am completely new to Korean, so this question might just be the result of me hearing sounds incorrectly. I watched FluentForever’s videos on pronunciation and spelling rules to get a first approach ...
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What does "다며" mean in this text

I have a text as follows: 오랜만에 고등학교 때 단짝이었던 친구를 만났다. 이런저런 이야기를 하던 중 그 친구는 나에게 볼 만한 사진 전시회가 있다며 같이 가 보지 않겠냐고 물었다 What does "다며" mean in this text
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Can the 는 be replaced in 는 동안(에)?

Can the 는 be replaced with ㄴ/은/던 for past and ㄹ/을 for future? The way I see it, it’s (noun)+동안, and the 는 makes the verb a noun. So the other ways should work, right? However, I haven’t been able to ...
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How to say "Save yourselves!" in Korean?

What is a natural way to say "Save yourselves!" in Korean? Context: someone yelling this to his friends when danger is imminent, and they can leave everything and everyone behind.
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열 짱라고요? (열 + 장 = 열 짱?)

I was watching a drama and the character who was buying lottery tickets said: 열 장이요 but it sounded to my ears like /열 짱이요/. I have never seen fortis (i.e. tensing) happen this way and would like ...
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Why is 이해합니다 pronounced as ihaehamnida?

이해합니까 looks like it should should be pronounced as ihaehabnida but it's actually ihaehamnida What rule causes the ㅂ in 합 to change from a b sound to an m sound?
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What do 인 사상 and 다 싶으리 mean in the passage below?

I have a text as follows: 그러나 이 중에서 현대 한국인들의 사고에 큰 영향을 끼치고 있는 사상은 뭐니 뭐니 해도 조선 시대의 국교였던 유교라고 할 수 있다. 유교는 중국의 춘추 시대에 살았던 사상가 공자(기원전 551~479년)의 사상을 기본으로 한다. 공자는 첫째로, 항상 어진 마음을 가지고 생활해야 한다는 인 사상과 둘째로, ...
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When to use ㄴ/은 듯이 and when to use 았/었듯이?

I have been learning about the 듯이 structure. However, when I use it with the past tense, I see two expressions: ㄴ/은 듯이 and 았/었듯이. For example I have the following sentences: 친구가 화가 난 듯이 나를 쳐다보았다 친구가 ...
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why does the author use the 아/어라 structure in the commands highlighted below?

I'm studying an advanced Korean book. The book contains the following passage: 돈을 모으는 가장 쉬운 재테크는 자신이 가지고 있는 통장 관리를 어떻게 하느냐에 있다. 통장 관 리가 재테크의 기본이 되는 것이다. 자신의 통장을 용도별, 유형별로 잘 나누거나 합칠 필요가 있다. 통장 관리만 잘해도 ...

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