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The meaning of 있다는 것

In the following sentence: 우리가 검사를 해서 문제가 있다는 것을 깨달았어요. 근데 검사를 언제 했어요? (The example is from the following page) I don't understand why that sentence uses 다 between 있 and 는. If you strip it ...
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Pronunciation difference between ᄉ and ᄊ

I am confused regarding pronunciation differences between ᄉ and ᄊ. Different sources show different tongue tip placement while pronouncing them. Some learning blogs teach that ᄉ is pronounced with ...
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Oldboy, Oh Dae-Su meaning “getting through one day at a time”

In the 2003 movie Oldboy, the main character says (in Korean): My Name, 'Oh Dae-Su', means getting through one day at a time. That's what 'Oh Dae-Su' means. Does this make sense in Korean? Is ...
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Does “무료는 포함되지 않음” means “Ad-free not included”

Currently, we're selling an in-app purchase item in a mobile app. Even if the user has purchased the in-app purchase item, we will still show banner advertisement within the app. To avoid the ...
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What does 고 mean in 많았고요?

In the following sentences: 나와 내친구들은 치맥을 사랑해요! 그래서 지난주에 대구 치맥 페스티벌에 다녀왔어요. 사람들이 정말 많았어요. 치킨도 정말 많았고요. (Source: 연세한국어 듣기와 읽기 2 - p.40) According to my dictionary, there is an entry in 고 ...
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Korean words whose pronunciation differs unpredictably from the spelling

There are several Korean words which have a pronunciation that differs from the spelling in an unpredictable way, like 내과 (actually pronounced like 내꽈) and 여권 (actually pronounced 여꿘).1 As far as I ...
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How should ㄱ be pronounced?

To my ears, ㄱ is pronounced as g or k depending on the word. 강남 -> k 내과 -> k 아기 -> g Is there any simple rule-of-the-thumb? Note. This is not a duplicate of this as that thread discussed ...
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Why does a word like 여권 have consonant strengthening?

I heard Korean speakers pronounce the word for "passport" as 여꿘, with the strengthening of the consonant that happens with particular words. Is there any logic for which Sino-Korean words receive ...
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Is there any difference between ~ㄹ/을까? and ~ㄹ/을래 to ask a question?

I'm now learning the usage of ~ㄹ/을까요 here and found the following description. Asking a Question to a Listener Shall we/Should we… In Lesson 44, you learned about ~ㄹ/을래(요) and how it can ...
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What would be the meaning of 나 할 줄 아는 건

I think I know the meaning of each part but I don't know how to form the correct sentence completely.
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Question about using particle 에 with Korean adverb 이제?

So I'm using the website, 'howtostudyKorean' and I have a question about a sentence I recently encountered. Here's the sentence. 저는 이제 수업을 시작할 거예요. Now this sentence is supposed to say, according to ...
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Where can I find original constituents of compound words?

English compound words are clear in the sense that one can understand their constituents: notebook dinner table long-term As you can see, there are at least three types of compound words in ...
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What is the pure Korean version of 동생?

I wonder why some words have or do not have pure Korean version. One explanation I found is that everyday basic usage words have Korean version because they originated long time ago. The more modern a ...
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Why do we use 겠 and not 갰, any rational explanation?

As I always make mistake with ㅔ and ㅐ, I always wondered why we use 겠 and not 갰, like in 알겠습니다. Also, if there is any heuristic for ㅔ and ㅐ, please let me know.
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How can I recognize a romanized word after learning the Korean Alphabet? [closed]

I know how to write and pronounce the Korean Alphabet (Hangul). However, whenever I want to type/say something, I have to be aware that some words are romanized or changed into something else. For ...
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please help me translate this conversation with sageuk settings

From what i read in the previous part, the chancellor was asking to quit from his job and the emperor gave him the permission but also blackmailing him (forcing his daughter to participate a contest ...
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What is the difference between 타고나다 and 태어나다?

Both of these words - 타고나다 and 태어나다 seem to mean "be born". This pair seems to not be in the category of transitive/intransitive verb which is common in Korean. Also, both seem to be often used to ...
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What is the proper explanation for the -려나/으려나 (-ㄹ/을라나 )grammar?

In case I missed it, please suggest the correct grammar form since I am asking based on what I get across in the oral conversations. So what is the proper grammar for -려나/으려나 (-ㄹ/을라나 )? An example ...
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What is 훈음 in a layman's words?

In learning Korean hanja, I come accross to the word 훈음. So what does it mean in a layman's word? An example from wikitionary: '國'의 음은 '국'이며 훈은 '나라'이다 Or an excerpt from Naver dict for 훈: ...
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What is the writing direction on Korean name seals?

We‘ve had a name seal/stamp made for an acquaintance named 규원. When using the stamp, it comes out as 원규 (see image: https://ibb.co/5BzkV01 ). The stamp guy said this was a traditional style, but I ...
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The difference between '납부할 금액' vs '납부해야 할 금액'?

So what is the difference between '납부할 금액' vs '납부해야 할 금액' in the following sentence and in general: '10월 납부하실 금액 안내드립니다' The sentence can be translated as '(we are) informing the amount to be paid ...
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How to know if the sentence asks for an action?

In a sentence like the one below: '10월 납부하실 금액 안내드립니다' How the payment will be made, how do I know? Sure the payment is to be made by the person who received the message, but then will the ...
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Any good online alternative for “Handbook of Korean Vocabulary”

I am referring to this book titled "Handbook of Korean Vocabulary: A Resource for Word Recognition and Comprehension": https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Korean-Vocabulary-Recognition-Comprehension/dp/...
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To say “I like something” in Korean, should I use 내가 or 나는?

Hello everyone I am new in this amazing language while I came from youtube I was watched a video from of Kpop a singer girl say this word: 내가 that if you looking for its meaning is: I, me, my I ...
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Why does 뵙겠습니다 have 겠 in it?

If the phrase 처음 뵙겠습니다 literally means “this is the first time I’m seeing you”, why does it have 겠 in it? I thought 겠 expressed future intention. I’m asking because I like to understand the literal ...
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The difference between 려고 and 싶다?

A lot of times I have wondered which one would be correct to use. Can anyone explain their difference? For example, 보고 싶다 means I miss you, and clearly we cannot use 려고 here. But there must be some ...
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Help me with this “왜”

If after "왜" there is a comma, is the meaning still "why?", because I found some sentences that makes me confused. For example, I found this sentence : 남서부에서 산사태도 발생했다던데. 왜, 그 무슨 백작 부인도 거기 휘말려서... ...
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What foreign terms were “updated” in the past?

I came across this tweet from VICE News researchers are making a dictionary for a Korea that doesn’t exist yet which has the tag: North and South Korea Are Butting Heads Creating a Unified ...
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Does a unified North & South Korean dictionary really not exist?

I came across this tweet from VICE News researchers are making a dictionary for a Korea that doesn’t exist yet which has the tag: North and South Korea Are Butting Heads Creating a Unified ...
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The true meaning of Korean workplace titles

I was referring to words such as 사원, 주임, 대리, 과장, 차장, 부장, 실장, 수석부장, 이사, 상무, 전무, 사장, 회장 So it was always bothering me what the true meaning of these workplace titles mean and what's their etymology. ...
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How to decide on which part to use honorifics?

I have seen that sometimes the honorific is used for only some part of the sentence, such as at the subject particle or verb. For example, 할머니가 식용유를 사려고 슈퍼마켓에 가셨어요. In this sentence, the honorific ...
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What is the difference between 과의 and just 과?

I found that sometimes 과의 is used instead of 과. For example, 대통령과의 인터뷰 The meaning seems to be the same however, in that it means "and" or "with". So what is the reason you use 과의, instead of ...
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What is the difference between 네 and 네요 to express admiration?

I'm learning about the usage of 네 to the stem of the verb to express admiration, but I don't understand the difference between 네 and 네요. What is the difference between them? Is 네요 more formal much ...
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What is the difference between 삶다 and 끓다?

I think both mean "to boil" but what is the difference between them? Both seem to be used in the context of cooking.
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What does 는 mean in 믿는다?

In the following sentence: 회사원이 연구를 믿는다. I don't understand what 는 means here. At least I understand that the verb is 믿다 and the meaning is "The employee believes the research.". But what does ...
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What is the difference between 섭섭하다 and 슬프다?

I found there are two verbs to mean "sad" in Korean - 섭섭하다 and 슬프다. But I don't understand the difference between the two. What is the difference and how can I use them apart properly?
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the difference between 형용사 and adjective

if we search adjective in korean-english dictionary, the meaning of adjective is "형용사". However, in Korean, afaik there is another "part of language" called "관형사", whose job is to qualify nouns. ...
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How to use 선물할 거다 in the grammar -게 아니라

This is the excercise Should I write “선물할 게 아니라 선물 받았어요.” Or what is the correct form of the sentence? Thanks
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What is the difference between 싸우다 and 싸움하다?

Both are translated as fight, struggle. Can both be used to mean "quarrel"?
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What is the meaning of 칼고하다?

I'm playing online game with other korean people, there's 1 word which is 칼고합니다 that they use a lot and I don't understand the meaning of it. I couldn't find any translation on the internet. Example :...
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Help me translate this

I need someone that can help me translate this, I understand the basic means, but need some clarify on it. 🙏🙏 여기까지가 세자르와 밀러의 첫 만남에 관한 소설의 내용이다. 그 뒤로 여러 가지 사건을 겪으며 세자르의 주인공다운 면모를 지켜본 밀러는, 세자르의 첫 번째 ...
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When to use -는 도중에 vs -는 동안(에)

Can you please explain me the difference between using -는 도중에 and -는 동안(에)? I know, that they both mean "while", but can't figure out how to use them properly.
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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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