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Please translate this had written text to English [on hold]

please translate to English or anything that is understood it.topic ect...
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The meaning of -보있다

Sometimes I face verb + 보있다 construction. E.g. 바라보있다, 들어보있다. How this construction changes the verb meanings?
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Construction -치 못하다

What exactly does 경탄을 금치 못하다 mean? I heard it several times in the northern propaganda documentaries and also it can be found in newspaper articles. I guess it's something like "be unable to hide the ...
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Present progressive

Just a flash of a thought. Which one is right to use to make present progressive sentences, and why? “-고 있는다” and “-고 계신다” (honorific) 나는 질문하고 있는다. 다른 분들은 답하고 계신다. “-고 있는다” and “-고 계시다” (...
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Past continuous

How can we describe some cases, in which an act occurs during some process? Can we use -았고/-었고/-였고 + 있다 or -고 + 있었다? e.g. When I entered, he was jumping on the floor.
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The meaning of 나는 네가 아는것을 안다

I try to understand how will "I know that you know" and "I know what you know" be translated. In both cases I would say 나는 네가 아는것을 안다, but as I am a newbie, I guess I am wrong. How these kind of ...
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What's being said in these three audio clips? (7 seconds total)

I'm trying to understand what's being said in these three audio clips. Clip 1 --> my english subtitles report as translation "show off". I'm trying to understand whether they mean to "make yourself ...
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In the pronunciation of 잘할게, the 할 sounds likeㄱ+ㅏ+ㄹ, and 게 sounds like ㄲ + ㅔ, and I'm confused

This is the full sentence: 넌 아무 말 안 해 아 제발 내가 잘할게 I don't know any Korean, but just trying to pronounce. I hear "Chalgalkke" via Google Translate pronounce. The initial position makes the ㅈ sound like ...
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What is being said in this short audio? (Attempt provided)

Here is the link. The translation I have here with me is this: Humans in the living world, and the souls in the Afterlife, they must be wise to a limit, and react only to the given situation, but if ...
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Origin of the adjective 답답하다

답답하다 : Be in state of not going forward, because he is in his logic pond. 너 답답하다 You are in trouble state or you are pitiful. 답 is an answer so that 답답하다 means that even though there is an answer, ...
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How do say and spell “Epiphany” in Korean

I was trying to learn new words and when I was searching in translators they put this 출현, but I don't know, it was a different meaning of the real Epiphany one, can you guys help me with this?
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What does 소취곡 mean?

Challenging myself to translate a pretty big korean note and got stuck on this sentence '욕심이자 바람으로 팬들의 소취곡 퀸을 세상에 나오게 하고 싶어'.
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Why is 자꾸 pronounced “Chakku” but written as “Jakku”?

I'm new to Korean, and it's possible I might have heard it wrong. But for BTS - I Need U and Forvo (pronunciation website), I hear "chakku". It doesn't seem to matter what precedes or follows the word,...
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Why does 한 is spelled “o*an” but is said “han”?

I'm fairly sure this question has been asked dozens of times but, since I just started learning Korean I'm very confused about the most appropriate way to look up pronunciation. I went through the ...
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How many different “blocks” can be formed from the letters of the korean alphabet?

A block (what Koreans would call a 글자), such as 답, consists of what I would call three "letters," while 다 consists of two "letters" (what Koreans might call 자모). How many such valid unique blocks are ...
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What's The Meaning Of These Korean Sentences?

How do you say this in English? 1- 하지만 어떻게 해야 이기는지 알아 2- 다구리다 3- 뭉쳐 4- 스릉 5- 뒈질래
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Why is “outside” used for the maternal side?

We can use 외할아버지 to refer to a maternal grandfather. Here 외 comes from hanja 外, meaning "outside". It is the same 외 that is used in 외국어 (foreign language), for example. What is the logic behind ...
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Reference request: Chinese root of Korean

I have been a user of StackExchange for more than a year, but am a new user of Korean Language SE. If my post does not meet the requirements of this site, please kindly offer me an opportunity to edit ...
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What does 전원 위치로! and 서둘러! mean?

I was watching a movie and there are two muffled sentences that can't be heard clearly, but there are Korean subtitles. Could you please tell me what these might mean? Thanks! Context: A ship is ...
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“To give someone space”

I was looking for an equal word to say "to give someone space" in Korean but I couldn't find it. Even in Naver. I did find one, it's : 공간을 주다 but I'm not sure if it's the one I'm looking for. How do ...
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What does “위해” mean here? Not “harm” or “benefit”

What does "위해" mean in the below text? I'm trying to translate a post on O.LAB's Facebook page. Here is the first sentence: 근본주의 본래 다양한 형태의 극보수적-반근대적 운동들을 폭넓게 가리키기 위해 사용되는 용어. I'm just ...
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How do I translate a sentence asking about travel plans?

How do I translate: “May I know when will Max return to Korea? And which flight?” Please keep Max in English. Google Translate does not seem to translate this correctly.
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What is the difference in pronunciation between 왜 and 웨?

What is the difference in pronunciation and meaning between these syllables?
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What does “지” mean in the following sentence?

The sentence is: 인터넷으로 사지 뭐하러 여기에 와? I would paraphrase this as: 인터넷으로 사면 여기 올 필요 없으니까 왜 오려고 해? Is this right? i think the 지 has some sort of connecting function, like 고 or 서.. but i couldn't find ...
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What does 뜨겁게 mean?

I'm trying to learn Korean using series titles, so excuse my ignorant question here is the Title: 일단 뜨겁게 청소하라 The translation of 뜨겁게 is hot which it doesn't make sense to me, I think it means ...
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Meaning of 근위 서울 류경수 제105땅크사단

As I read from this article, this is the first division which reached the capital Seoul. Can you please explain what means 근위 서울 류경수? Can it be translated just as guard Seoul? Does 류경수 mean armored?
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How do you pronounce 협 correctly

How do you pronounce the syllable 협 (hyeob) correctly in Korea? I tried to listen in google translate but it is very difficult to make clear what part of the mouth that is actually being moved even ...
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마음처럼 what does it mean?

In the phrase 마음처럼 쉬운 게 없고, what does 마음처럼 refer to? This is followed by 사람들이 점점 미워지고, which I understand to be people slowly grow to become unlikeable I know 마음 has many interpretations (mind, ...
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Please translate some North related words

I cannot find in vocabularies meanings of some words. Can you please translate them? 그이 (also 그이께서, 그이께서는, I guess it's the same as 그, but maybe in different accent) 수령복 (or 장군복) 대를 이어 (대 has many ...
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How do you say, “How do you say …?”

What are some good questions that I can use as a Korean leaner to help expand my Korean vocabulary? In particular, how do I ask someone how to say an English word or phrase in Korean? Examples (and ...
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How to handwrite these characters in hangul

how do you handwrite (stroke order) the following syllabels in korean: 1) 농 2) 협 3) 햅 4) 쌀 5) 사 6) 용 Is there any reference that shows a complete database on how to handwrite (the stroke ...
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춤추다 conjugated to 춤을 춥니다 rather than 춤춥니다

The uninflected verb "to dance" is 춤추다, yet Duolingo has informed me that if I wish t say that "subject dances" (with a deferential ending) then the sentence will be "subject 춤을 춥니다" Why is this ...
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How is ㄹ pronounced in 말하다, 일하다 etc?

According to Naver & wiktionary, 말하다 is pronounced like [말:다] Must I say it like 1. [마라다] 2. or with a ㄹㄹ sound [말라다] 3. or with a ㄹㄹ sound [말ㄹ하다]
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Translate Picture

Hi can somebody translate accurately the meaning of this? Please put the format in Original Korean Text and word by word translation and then the corresponding phrase translation. Regards
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What number system is most important to learn first in Korean?

I read this article about the use of numbers in Korean: Number in korean This article seemed to suggest the following order of importance: Hanja ,Sino-Korean , Native Korean and Ordinal. I understand ...
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Is there a difference between -뜹니다 and -씁니다?

I recently came across the verb 고맙다 conjugated as follows: 고맙뜹니다 I was confused, as I've never seen the formal polite ending spelled with ㄸ. Usually it's spelled -습니다. I checked verbix.com and ...
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What does “어정쩡” and “어버버” in EXO Tempo Lyrics

I was trying to translate EXO Tempo lyrics to english 1 by 1... then I encountered "어정쩡" and "어버버"... what do they mean? This is the verse where the two words appeared: 밖으로 나갈 채비 미리 해 둬 Are you ...
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Korean words for “damp”

In TOPIKGuide.com's list of 100 most basic Korean adjectives, 4 of them are different words for "damp". 축축하다: Damp, Clammy, Wet 촉촉하다: Moist 습하다: Damp, Moist, Humid 젖다: Get Wet, Damp What are the ...
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When should Native Numbers be used?

When you are numbering things, like pages, which set of Korean numbers would one use? Also, when counting objects, which are you supposed to use? I have seen people specify months, phone numbers, ...
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What does 남달라 mean in EXO's Tempo?

Short question: I came across 남달라 when reading/trying to translate the lyrics of EXO's Tempo... I went to Papago translate and google translate but seems very difficult to get results from them... ...
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Should I learn korean with K-POP and dramas only or I need read a book school too?

hello I am beginner in korean language and I read a book about hangul and grammatic but I do not read book about history or school and I am learning korean language with K-POP and Dramas, should I ...
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How to pronounce 닝겐?

I was wondering if 닝겐 is pronounced 닌껜, same for 멋대로 as 머때로 and so on? Is the "g" in ㅇ pronounced differently than the "g" in ㄱ?
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how I can say I am dizzy in korean : 자꾸 어지러워?

I am a beginner in Korean and I just started learning one week ago. I am still in A1 and I want to say this in korean: I am dizzy I found this way: 자꾸 어지러워 and its pronunciation is : jakku ...
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What do the characters I've found on this old gun mean?

On an antique shotgun I was told had Korean origin I found the following (what I presume are Hanja?) characters. Four out of five I believe I have correctly identified. One character I could not find ...
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What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓?

What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓? I understand that the family name is 김 but what is the given name? I have searched all the dictionaries I have and google doesn't give me anything.
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In the expression '탈코르셋', what is the meaning of '탈'?

As I understand it, '탈코르셋' is a name given to a current wave of feeling in Korea against objectification of women, unattainable standards of beauty, etc. I assume '코르셋' is the English word 'Corset', ...
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위대한 수령 without honorific 시

If we use the "Great Leader" or "Great General" as subjects in a sentence, the honorific 시 is attached to the predicate in order to describe the action or state of the subject. For example, the ...
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How come 네 and 아니다 are different “parts of speech?”

"네" and "아니요" are often paired together as opposites ("yes"/"no"). However, I just noticed they are different parts of speech. What I mean is: 아니요 has a verb stem that you can add Korean verb endings ...
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Difference between 당신이 잠든 사이 and 당신이 잠든 사이에

There are two Korean TV shows with titles that were translated as "While You Were Sleeping" in English. What's the difference between them? 당신이 잠든 사이 당신이 잠든 사이에
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Is 춥다 an irregular verb?

I’m learning to conjugate into past tense in formal language (합쇼체). From what I’ve learned, if a verb stem ends in a consonant, you add “았습니다” or “있습니다” after it depending on the vowel before. ...

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