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What is the difference between 높임말 and 존댓말?

When it comes to honorifics in Korean, I see two words: 높임말 and 존댓말. Are these two words different or the same?
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Does this sentence sound natural? how can it be further improved?

남동생을하고 같이 공원에서 운동했어요. I mean to say that my younger brother and I went to a park and exercised together. Thanks sm!
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What is the difference between (ㄴ/는)다지요? and (ㄴ/는)다면서요?

i have 2 sentences as follows: 민수 씨는 이번 시험에 1등을 했다지요? and 민수 씨는 이번 시험에 1등을 했다면서요? I wonder how these two structures are different? Can you help me to understand them? Thank you!
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What is the function of commas (쉼표) in the following sentences?

I have the following 2 paragraphs: 요즈음 세계 곳곳에서 서서히 일어나고 있는 ‘슬로푸드(slow food)’ 운동도 생활 습관 병을 고치는 데 도움이 된다. 자기 나라에서 오랫동안 내려온, 자기 민족의 전통 음식을 즐기 는 슬로푸드 운동을 통해 현대인들도 많은 병을 고칠 수 있을 것이다. and 요즘은 기업, 부자 중심의 ‘...
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Korean to English Seal translation [duplicate]

I have a seal that I received from my fathers estate... I am not sure what it says. Is there a way someone can look at the picture and help with translating it for me? Please excuse my lack of skills ...
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Could some one Interpret this for me please? TY

Could some one interpret this for me? Please and thank you!
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How to add adjectives to counter words

I am currently learning about counter words in Korean and I was wondering how you would add an adjective to sentences that use these counters. I understand that you would, for example, translate the ...
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Any subtleties I should be aware of before getting 강철의지 as a tattoo?

I had some natural Korean speakers help me pick this phrase (강철의지), but seeing as how it be will permanently marked on my body I'm coming here to double check. Thanks for any extra insight! I ...
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Are abbreviations allowed in TOPIK Writting?

I am practicing writing TOPIK. As far as I know, in the TOPIK Writing, abbreviations are not allowed (e.g. 는 것이 can not be abbreviated to 는게, 무엇을 can not be abbreviated to 뭘), so why in the Answer ...
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Which pairs of parts of speech are allowed and not allowed in grammatically correct sentences?

I found the names of the 9 parts of speech in Korean from here: Parts of Speech Which word pairs can be found in grammatically correct sentences? I made the text bold if I thought it was allowed and ...
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What is the difference between (으)로 and (으)로서?

I know (으)로 has many meanings, one of which means "as". For example: 그는 신문사 특파원으로 서울에 와 있습니다: He is in Seoul as a correspondent for a newspaper and (으)로서 also means "as". For ...
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What does the sentence in the passage below mean?

I have the following text. 그리워하는데도 한 번 만나고는 못 만나게 되기도 하고, 일생을 못 잊으면서 아니 만나고 살기도 한다. 아사코와 나는 세 번 만났다. 세 번째는 아니 만났어야 좋았을 것이다. 오는 주말에는 아사코가 살았던 춘천에 갔다 오려고 한다.소양강 가을 경치가 아름다울 것이다. In the passage above, ...
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What is the difference between 전까지 and 까지?

So what are the different use cases for ~까지 and ~전까지, both meaning 'until'? When can one be used but not the other? Example: "내 문제가 되기 전까진 본 적도 없어요" I had not seen it until it was my problem....
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What does 머가여~ mean?

I told a friend of mine that he looks good and he answered: 머가여~ What does this mean?
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Good resources to study colloquial speech

I am have been studying for awhile and am trying to become more natural in my writing and speaking. After speaking and texting to a few native Korean speakers they have commented my style is very &...
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What does 티격태격 mean?

It's from a song and I don't really understand every translation I've seen. The whole verse/sentence goes like 막상 티격태격 서로를 향해 겨누지만 고마운 줄 모르고 배부른 거지 뭐. (for context) I'd be glad if someone helped me!
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What does 홀홀 웃으며 mean in English?

나 지금 친구에게 문자하고있어. "홀홀 웃으며" I don't understand what it means. If anyone can translate for me, I would really appreciate it, thank you.
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Silver Mark Translation Help

I have several silver cups that I recently purchased. The seller said they were brought back to the US during the Korean war, most likely in the mid 20th century. I was told that the mark is most ...
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What is shorted for 뭔?

I searched 뭔 on this site, but I have no result at all. 뭐=무엇 뭔=무엇은? Is it right?
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What does the word "란" mean in TOPIK exam?

I read in the answer section of the TOPIK exam that there are a few words "답란" and "결시 확인란". Why is there the word "란" in these words? What does this word "란" ...
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How is the phrase 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 in Squid Game pronounced causally versus formally?

I found the pronunciation of 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 written in one article as mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida Google Translate showed it as mugunghwa kkoch-i pieossseubnida Is it pronounced like moo goo hwa ...
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For the phrase 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 in Squid Game, why is the word flower repeated?

I thought the words 무궁화 means Hibiscus flower (or Infinite Flower in Korean), or Big Red Flower (大紅花) in Chinese. The word 꽃이 also means flower. How come the word flower is mentioned again if 무궁화 ...
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How often is “서바나” used to refer to Spain?

Naver lists “서바나” as a translation of Spain. Is this used at all in modern Korean? Is it archaic or frowned upon compared to “스페인”?
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Books a self learner should use?

I've been trying to choose what book I should use as a self learner. I have three books in mind now - Sejong Korean, Master Korean and Korean Grammar In Use. Which book would be better to learn from? ...
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How does "주간" translate to "daytime?"

I thought 주간 means "week" or "weekly" (literally "span of one week"), but if you add an "에" or even just "야간" for context, it becomes "daytime.&...
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What is the difference between 가게 됐어요, 가게 돼요 and 게 될 거예요?

i have 3 sentences as follows: 흐엉 씨는 한국으로 가게 됐어요 흐엉 씨는 한국으로 가게 돼요 흐엉 씨는 한국으로 가게 될 거예요. How are the 3 sentences above different? I understand the "게 되다" structure, but still don't ...
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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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