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What is the difference between "이곳" and "여기"?

I came across this video, [Basic Korean Grammar] Most frequent Korean word 이, 그, 저 in my early study of Korean language. At around 5:23, Kim mentioned that "이곳" and "여기" are ...
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What does ""바빠도 되도록" mean in this sentence?

i have a sentence as follows: 아무리 바빠도 되도록 저녁 식사는 가족과 함께해야 한다고 생각합니다 I already know about the structure 아/어도 되다 and 도록 in Korean, but I still can't understand the phrase "바빠도 되도록". What ...
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Appropriate ways to convey "that's what friends are for"

Example: > A: Thanks a lot for helping me! > B: Sure thing – that's what friends are for. What are ways to convey "that's what friends are for"? I wonder if there are different ways ...
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How is 멘탈 잡아 used?

I was watching this show, and the situation starts at 7:06. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gowWjwlm10&t=555s I understand that they're embarassed but I don't get the nuance of this expression... ...
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How can I say someone is precious person in Korean?

Is it correct if I call someone 소중인 ? Does that make any sense in Korean? 소중 - precious 인 - person
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When can "아/어서" mean "to"?

I've found that "아/어서" can be used to mean "to" in a number of examples, such as: 저는 학교에 가서 공부할 거예요: I go to school to study 나는 친구들을 만나서 이야기했어요: I met my friends to talk Now, I ...
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Particle variants after non-hangul script

I am currently extracting the scripts from a game in all locales to aid my study while playing it (e.g. faster dictionary lookup). I am actually doing this to study Japanese but the completionist in ...
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What is 운소 in english?

I just started taking phonology class and have trouble translating some term used in the material. one of those term is 운소. What is it in english?
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What is the word in this image?

The attached picture is of some Korean calligraphy, and as a sanity check I wanted to confirm how readable it is. Can anyone tell what this word is, and if so, how easy/hard was it to recognize it?
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How is ...등 used in a sentence?

I've seen 등 inputted after listing something, and I think I understand what it means, but I can't find sentences showing what to write after that. How do I continue on the sentence after writing 등? It ...
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Is My Chinese Name Compatible With Korean?

I heard that many Korean names are derived from Chinese and many Koreans have a Chinese reading of their name, but can it be done vice versa? My name is 沈丕謙, i am guessing if it translated directly, ...
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What does 참코 애발매일 mean?

So I’m trying to join a silent chat room and it requires a passcode. The passcode hint is ‘참코 애발매일 YYMMDD’. What does it mean?
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I am a native French speaker and I have enormous issue to pronounce ㅏ VS ㅓ

I just started 2 weeks ago to learn Korean language (first on Duolingo then I bought a book) and I cannot figure out how to pronounce properly the vowel ㅓ which should be [uh, eo] like the "a&...
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What is the difference between 줄다 and 줄어들다?

I understand that 들다 can be added to some verbs to give emphasis of the direction of the verbs (ex: 날아들다 = fly into), but I got confused with the word 'decrease' (도시의 인구가 계속 줄어들고 있다) What exactly 들다 ...
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What are some examples of reforms to Hangul proposed in the past?

Wikipedia mentions how historically, several spelling changes and even new characters were proposed for Hangul. What other changes have been suggested throughout the history of Korea?
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What does "있어" mean in this sentence?

i have a sentence as follows: 직장인에게 있어 재충전을 위한 여가 활동은 매우 중요하다 What does "있어" mean? I translated 있어 into english using google translate and it says that 있어 means "for (직장인에게)", ...
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Meaning of 쏙 in 마음에 쏙 들었다

I came across this word in a sentence like: 마음에 쏙 들었다 It means roughly "to like", however I can't find any meaning for 쏙 apart from some unrelated shrimp creature.
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What are the differences between these 업소, 작업, 근무, 기업, 업체, 영업 and 사업

I understand 업소 as the place of the work, 근무 as office work, and 작업 as work that is related more to the physical work. The similarities between 기업, 업체, 영업 and 사업 confuses me Any example provided will ...
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Does Korean have a word for "偏爱" (love preference)?

"偏爱" means "a preference in love". A common usage is parents showing unequal love to one child over others. Does Korean have a translation?
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Does Korean render Japanese names according to how they are read in Hanja?

I observed once how the Japanese name “咲良” was rendered into Hangul as “사쿠라,” instead of its equivalent pronunciation in Hanja (which according to Google Translate is something like “소량”). Is this ...
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what does 게 mean in this sentence - 네가 내 친구란 행운이야?

네가 내 친구란 게 행운이야. I'm happy that you are my friend. I think 란 works as that. What is this "게"?
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How do you write "love , without you I'm just a person"

I need this in korean for a poem I'm writing
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How can I find IPA charts that pairs each Modern Korean phoneme, with a common Korean word feat. that phoneme?

How can I find equivalents to the following chart for Modern Korean? Scilicet, the chart for Korean must SCHEMATICALLY map out each of Modern Korean's phonemes, and each phoneme must be escorted by a ...
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내다 놓다 change of 내다?

I have recently learned the vocabulary 쓰레기를 내다 놓다 as to take out the trash. However in the book the following sentence occurs: 다림질이나 쓰레기도 분리해서 내어 놓아야 한다. My question would be: why did they change the ...
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What is earliest known usage of 불교의 만자 in Korea?

There are many Buddhist temples with the usage of 불교의 만자, but I can't find any informaiton about where the oldest symbol is. The book by Thomas Wilson addresses the history (pre-history) but does not ...
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이도 and 도 are both correct or only 도?

I am studying the particle 도 which means too or also. In my book if the last syllable ends with consonant 이도 is used and 도 with vowels. But when I look at the internet only 도 is used. So, 이도 and 도 ...
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What is "고답적" mean?

When I'm surfing on the Internet, I saw the word "고답적". What it means in English? I think it is very difficult word
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Is there any mobile app that can pronounce the Hangul

I've been learning the Hangul for a while now (since July) and so far I've been able to recognize the chatacthers and interpret a few words. Now my problem is when a see a word, that I know the ...
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What grammar form is 전담해서 해요?

I have this sentence in my textbook: 이제부터 나는 주말엔 손도 까딱 안 할 테니까 당신이 아예 집안일을 전담해서 해. What is the grammar of 전담해서 해? Or what is the concrete logic behind this?
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오늘따라 - what is 따라 derived from?

As I understand 오늘따라 means roughly "especially today", but it's hard to find the source of 따라. I assumed it was a suffix derived from 따르다 (to follow), but I can't see how "especially&...
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Is there any differences between 취향, 식성, and 입맛?

Is there any differences in terms of usages and meanings? Thanks!
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What purpose does 기 serve in this context?

I was watching a Kpop group answer some questions and one of the questions they got was “what do you want to do this year?” Their answer was to meet their fans (팬 만나기). So what purpose does the 기 ...
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What’s the difference between 뵙다, 뵈다, and 보다?

I’m pretty sure they all mean to see but is the difference just in formality? I’ve seen people say that 뵙다 is the most honorific and 보다 is the least, but I’ve seen those same people say that 뵙다 can ...
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Which personal pronouns should I use with the 요 form?

I know that when I use the ㅂ니다/습니다 form, if I want to say "I" I should say "저" and I know that when I speak in 반말 I should use "나" instead. But what about the ...
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Is my understanding of 는지(도) correct?

I have been following cine21's twitter and came across this tweet and am interested in this use of 는지도 모르다. I have read howtostudykorean.com's entry on 는지(도) 모르다 but am slightly confused when the ...
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Why was 不 (etymon of 아) pronounced *An in Old Korean?

The IPA for 不 in 2021 Mandarin is pʷu4, and in 2021 Cantonese is /pɐt5. These don't sound like *An. From what did An phonologically change? Can you please expound the steps of 不's phonological ...
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Why this sentence are wrong?

I read in a Korean textbook the following sentence: 그는 대학교에 합격해서 정말 기쁘다 The textbook said this is correct. But to the next sentence 그는 대학교에 합격해서 정말 기뻤어? This textbook said that the sentence is ...
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Three instances of the 은 particle in a row

I'm having a hard time trying to guess the meaning of the third 은 in this sentence: 남산은 놉은 산은 아니지만 참 아름답습니다. I know that this sentence means "Namsan is not a tall mountain, but it's really ...
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Use of 우리 for "my"

From what I've understood, when I talk about things that are not entirely mine I have to use the term 우리. In formal situations in which I'd have to use the ㅂ니다/습니다 form do I have to use 저희 instead?
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Need help translating a Korean word

There's this word that keeps coming up in a K-Drama - pantashe or pantachi something like that. What does it mean? The subtitles keep translating it differently. When entering subtitles into Google ...
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Does 은/는 always imply contrast? How do you know when it doesn’t?

I have looked at many different sources and they seem to be saying similar things. That these particles are used for emphasis on the predicate, contrast, and old information. What I’m confused about ...
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What is the informal/impolite interrogative form of 이다?

What is the interrogative informal form of 이다? Is it 냐/이냐? I wasn't able to find this answer anywhere so here I am asking ^^
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Usage of the 요 form for verbs

If I'm talking with a friend that is a few years older than me should I use the 요 form for verbs or should I use the completely informal speech?
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How to change the following sentences into ㄴ/는대요?

I know in Korean, ㄴ/는다고 하다 can be shortened to ㄴ/는대요. However, what about sentences ending in past tense or honorifics? For example, I have the following 2 sentences: 흐어 씨는 어제 도서관에 갔다고 했어요:Huong said ...
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Should I use ㅂ니다 in the sentence "this is an apple"?

Is it correct to say "이거는 사괍니다?
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Why Korean numbers when counting forward, but Sino numbers when counting backward?

https://korean.stackexchange.com/a/159 doesn't answer my question also mooted on HiNative. This distinction feels illogical and senseless to me. What's the reason or rationale? Here's one example from ...
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Are there factors other than VOT that distinguish the three types of Korean occulsives?

I mean 예사소리 (plain), 된소리 (tense), and 거센소리 (aspirated) by "the three types", in regard of voiceless occulsives, of course. As for voice onset time (VOT), it is well-known that 된소리 (ㄲ,ㄸ,ㅃ,ㅉ) ...
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How are the honorific forms of the verb 이다 created?

From what I understood, for the present tense there are the following forms that can be used depending on the situation. Here I've made some examples of these with the verb 하다 and I've written the ...
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What does "디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요" mean?

I have a short dialogue like this: 와, 스카프네요 올가을에 유행한다고 해요. 디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요. What does "디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요" mean? I can't understand this sentence because it has the ...
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Where can I find the official “Hangul orthography” and “rules on pronunciations?”

Where can I find the official “Hangul orthography and rules on pronunciations?”

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