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I read some comic books and I dunno what the meaning of some dialogues, please help me understand it

자르는 이렇게 고통스럽게 이겨냈던 거야. 양판소 주인공이라 독에 강하긴 무슨.원작소설에서 세자르는 몇 번이고 독에 당했지만, 먼치킨이라 다 이겨냈다는 설명뿐이었다. 너는 대외적으로 황후의 사람이니까 저들이 너를 공격하지는 않을 거야, 이대로 도망간 신관을 따라가서 계획을 전부 알고 있었다고 해.
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What is the literal meaning of 추석?

A slightly late 추석 잘 보내세요! to you. Wikipedia states that 추석 means 'Autumn eve'. The usual word for autumn is 가을, but in the biggest K>E dictionary I have, I stumbled across 추계. Is that traditional or ...
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Whats the difference between 할 수 있다 and 할 수 있어

I dont get Whats the difference between 할 수 있다 and 할 수 있어. (다 and 어) . I want to write ‘I can do it’ I want to do tattoo but I dont know which one is proper one?
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When to add 속 to mean “in the ~”?

I find it really hard to decide when to add 속 to express "in ~" in Korean. For example, 저는 집에서 놀아요. 곰 새끼는 푸른 풀 속에서 놀아요. Can I change the sentences above to the following? 저는 집 속에서 놀아요. ...
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How to say “something is broken (in the past)”?

In Korean, to say "something is broken", you use the past form of the verb 고장나다. 텔레비전이 고장났어요. But now I wonder how to say "something got broken", meaning the malfunction happened in the past. Is ...
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Does the liaison always happen in Korean?

I wonder if a liaison always happens in Korean or not. I mean the last consonant in the previous word is absorbed into the next vowel. In French, there is a rule on which word the liaison happens, ...
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Is there a saying in Korean that “tall people are dull”, or something like that?

There is a children's song in Korea called 맞아 맞아. It begins like this: 키크면 싱겁다는 옛날얘기가 맞아맞아 정말맞아 꼭맞아 (See here for the full lyrics.) I was struggling to figure out its meaning and this is what I ...
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Usage of -이자 and -인 as suffix for nouns

I am using Google Translate to say the following sentence in Korean: Hello! I am Brian, a 2nd year computer science college student and a newcomer to Seoul. And this sentence came out: 안녕하세요! ...
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Someone commented this on my instagram

"캐존잘" What does this mean? I have tried multiple sources but cant find anything please help me out
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X기 vs X는 것 - any difference in Korean gerund?

Korean has 2 ways of forming gerunds (X is a verb stem). X기 X는 것 I wonder if there is any difference between these two usages. I think the first one is used if you want to make it to a subordinate ...
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Where can I learn to pronounce Revised Romanization of Korean

I am a starter for learning Korean. From these two websites: 1) https://www.wattpad.com/37798905-learn-korean-language-reading-romanized-korean ,and, 2) https://lifeoutsideoftexas.com/2014/05/...
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Is the compound verb used only for the third-person subject?

According to the following explanation on the compound verb section on Duolingo: It can also mean "to act like..." For example, 슬프다="to be sad" while 슬퍼하다="to act sad." Usually this aspect of ~하다 ...
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When to use 별로 vs 그리?

In the following sentences (from duolingo): 그것은 그리 안 좋아요. I used 별로 instead of 그리 and got wrong. But I'm not sure what is the difference between them and when I should use one over the other. ...
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Can I use 안 negation along with 그리?

I found the following sentence is not correct on Duolingo: 뜨거운 아이스크림은 그리 안 맛없어요. While the following is correct: 뜨거운 아이스크림은 그리 맛없지 않아요. I wonder why the first sentence is not correct. The ...
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하나 둘씩’s meaning

What does 하나 둘씩 mean. 하나씩 means one at a time. 둘씩 means two at a time. But I don’t understand what 하나 둘씩 is. I just checked other websites. Some say it means “one by two”. But I don’t understand what “...
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How to translate these wedding introductions into Korean?

A friend of mine is going to marry a Korean husband. She knew I knew Korean so she wanted me to translate some introductory sentences of her wedding, but my Korean is not good enough to translate long ...
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Number+씩 (하나씩 둘씩 셋씩)

Number + Counter + 씩. 한 명씩 means person at a time. Right ? If I want to use “Number+씩” Do I not have to shorten 하나 to 한 ? I just know that If I want to use Number+Counter I have to shorten 1-4. ...
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The difference between 너무 and 너무 많이?

In the following sentences: 손님, 너무 걱정하지 마십시오. 너무 많이 운동하지 마십시오. These sentences mean: Sir, don't worry too much. Don't exercise too much. But I don't understand then what is the ...
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Is the initial ㅎ not pronounced sometimes?

Sometimes I could not hear the initial "h" sound in the character ㅎ. For example, when I learned a word 회전 (rotation) in Memrise today, it sounds like "we-jheon", and I could not hear any "h" sound. (...
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Why does the honey bee have to go away (in this song)?

I mean the children's song 어느 봄날 (One spring day). The lyrics goes as follows: 돌배 꽃 꽃잎에 싸여 어느새 잠이 든 낮달 잠깨워 데려 갈 구름 없어 꽃 속에 낮잠을 잔다. ​ 꿀벌아 멀리, 멀리 가거라. 선잠 깬 낮달이 울면서 멀리 떠날라. What I am ...
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The pronunciation of ㄴ + ㄹ combination

For example, if you pronounce the word 문리, the ㄴ turned into ㄹ because it is put right before ㄹ. However, the rule of the pronunciation of ㄹ is: (according to a Reddit page) ㄹ has two different ...
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How can I translate 신화 향유집단 to English?

I'm translating a research paper about 설문대할망 and I encountered this term. I think it means "people who enjoy mythology" but it doesn't sound natural when I translate it like that. Is there a specific ...
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Question about this Korean slang term

Can someone help? A friend of mine came across this term. 하나 만들지 His girlfriend from Korea texted it to a friend when she was visiting the US. He thinks it might be very derogatory and even racist. ...
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Do Korean share more vocabulary with Chinese or Japanese?

I wonder which of Chinese and Japanese Korean share more vocabulary with. I investigated it but it seems that the estimated percentage of shared vocabulary varies so much. For example according to the ...
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Is there a list of the number of required vocabulary for each TOPIK level?

I wonder if there is any research on how many vocabulary is required for each TOPIK level. It should be something like the following: TOPIK 1: 1000 words TOPIK 2: 2500 words TOPIK 3... ... ...
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What does 제까짓 게 means?

I found this sentence '제까짓 게 어쩌껬어', I know what 어쩌겠어 is but i can't figure out what it possibly means because there's not much example for '제까짓 게' and i couldn't find the meaning of that word
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What are some language exchange phrases?

What are some good resources for learning phrases for a language exchange? Where should I start?
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Can someone explain about 온(溫)?

I was reading a comic but then come this part about this region... i found it on korean dict but don't quite understand: 우리나라 성(姓)의 하나. 본관은 경주(慶州), 금구(金溝), 청주(淸州) 등 10여 본이 현존한다. Or you can give me ...
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Is there any difference in pronunciation between 학교 and 하교?

I have very hard time in writing the words by hearing the sounds. Now when I heard the word "school", I thought the word should be written as follows: 하교 But I found out the correct spelling is: ...
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Are consonants put at the last block of the character aspirated or tense?

Some characters have consonants parts at the last part of them. For example: 같, not 갇 갘, not 각 갔, not 갓 In these characters, do you pronounce the last consonant aspirate or tense, or just pronounce ...
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How is the common Korean greeting, “have you had lunch?” spelled?

I'm working through Korean Pimsleur and they mentioned that a common greeting in Korean is "have you had lunch?", but I can't seem to find the correct spelling. It sounds like 점심 튜셨어요 or 점심 드셨어요. ...
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What does ㄹㅇ stand for?

Back with another short-speak / slang question! What does ㄹㅇ stand for? I receive it in text messages (usually in form of a question) and I've been trying to figure out what it could possibly stand ...
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When is it okay to mix banmal and jondetmal? (나 and -요)

Sometimes I hear people use 나(는) (which should be banmal, right?) but then use a -요 ending (which should be jondetmal) in the same sentence. Is it really okay to mix the two? If so, what are the rules ...
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Why is 간다 used in spoken conversation?

Why do people in spoken conversation sometimes say 간다 instead of 가요 when they are leaving? I thought 간다 was a written form.
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Does Korean make use of italic?

I've seen some websites automatically applying italics on quotes, and when I got a quotes italicized with Korean text, it looked weird on my eyes. Is it just me, or unwritten rules of Korean language, ...
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What is ~다가 보니까's most common usage?

Depending on what source you lookup, ~다가 보니까 has different definitions. My textbook says it means "having learned something after repeated actions". The page on How to Study Korean says: While ...
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Korean Subway help please!

I have an urgent question about the subway route From green line, I want to transfer at Sindorim station. From there I want to go to Guil. Now I know the subway travels from Sindorim and then Guro, ...
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What does 오지다 mean?

I saw it in an article, and I couldn't figure it out. When I searched online (google translate) it says 'come to a bad place' which doesn't make sense. Anyone know what it means?
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Are Korean names ever written camelcase in English, e.g., HaYoon

I just came across McCune–Reischauer romanization, but would prefer to use Korean names in camelcase, where the hyphen is deleted and the second name is capitalized, e.g., JiYoo. Is there historical ...
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Who is making gestures (in this song)?

I am talking about the children's song entitled 고향길. The lyrics (the second part, actually) goes like this: 내 고향 가는 길 들국화 피는 길 구비구비 산길 따라 꽃바람 일고 산마루의 흰구름 어서 오라고 고개 넘다 멈추어서 손짓하는 길 Looking ...
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Which one sounds more correct / natural?

I want to connect two adjectives, one of which is in negative form. As an example: 비싸지 않고 맛있는 식당 안 비싸고 맛있는 식당 It seems to me that 1 is more natural. But can I say 2 instead of 1 without changing the ...
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Why was 당연가입 used instead of 의무 가입?

I got a letter from the health insurance company. The Korean version contained "당연가입," which corresponded to "mandatorily [sic] subscribed" in the English version. Although my native Korean friend ...
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When to pronounce as [dz] and [dʑ] in Korean ㅈ (IPA)?

I'm looking at the Korean IPA chart and found out the two symbols for ㅈ: dz ㅈ j beds dʑ ㅈ j roughly like gee But what is the difference and when I should pronounce them over the other? ...
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Is 최 ever pronounced like it rhymes with “boy”?

You might know of well-known Soviet musician Viktor Tsoi, whose name in Hangul is 최 and in Cyrillic is Цой. The thing is that now his name seems to be written as 초이. My guess is that it has something ...
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Wiki: Common spelling errors that Koreans (are likely to) make

Those who are studying Korean could be exposed to various spelling errors made by native South Koreans. It is beneficial for language learners to know what errors are common in Korean text. Some of ...
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Korean Texting Culture

If someone says "Thank you ㅠㅠ" to the person who tells that person to sleep and eat well on the weekend, what does that mean? I thought people use ㅋㅋㅋ after saying thank you
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Verification of translation of word on KPOP album

I recently my friend bought a KPOP album and one of the photo cards had a message on it :) I was just wondering whether I translated it right. the message said: 항상 우리 곁에 있어줘서 고마워요~ Does this roughly ...
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Please help me translate this sentence

What does it means? And please explain to me every words meaning and every particles used in this : 어쩐지, 좋은 느낌이 드는 여자야. 약간 그리운 느낌도 들고.
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How to make obsolete Hangul display correctly?

When looking up etymologies of Korean words that apparently involve hangul characters that are no longer in use (for example 따뜻하다 < 다 , 다) I usually only get to see those boxes with their ...
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Somebody else's relatives

Is there any site where I can see how somebody else's relatives are called? Do all relatives' name vary if they are my relatives or somebody else's relatives? I mean, for example, it's not the same ...

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