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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 passionately based on the English title, but I hope you can explain briefly if this word is a combination, and if there some grammar behind it.

Thank you.

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    I'm Korean but never heard "뜨겁게" using like that. I can kinda understand, but it feels awkward to me. Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 2:03
  • Thank you, its great when you get insight from a native. so it look like its not a good word to memorize. Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 16:52
  • Sorry, it seems I misdirected you. It is a good word to memorize since it is used a lot, such as '뜨거운 성원(enthusiastic support)'. I think I felt awkward because it is not used with 청소(cleaning) in most case. Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 0:07
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    Thank you for your clarification. what about meaning 'passionately'. it is often used? Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 13:29
  • I'm not professional, so don't quote me on this. But it can be used for that meaning. I searched Naver dictionary and one of the meaning was (Figuratively) emotions or passions are intense. I'm not sure how frequent it used. Commented Dec 21, 2018 at 5:51

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뜨겁다 can be meant "hot" or "full of energy/passion".

So, the sentence means "firstly, clean passionately".

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Derived meaning: passionately.

It is the word you know, “뜨겁다 (hot).” You've just stumbled upon another sense of the word that is slightly rhetoric: passionately enthusiastic, eager, or excited. It's been derived from the basic sense of the word: having a high degree of heat or a high temperature.

Usage note

It's more of a word that is used in catchphrases/quotes rather than usual conversations, as is a slightly rhetoric, literary way of expression. Often used in imperative sentences.

And an extra note: considering the usage described above, “뜨겁게 청소하라” sounds a bit weird; why would someone say

“Sweep it all up, with passion.” - Somebody in the world

?


Or, might be a mistranslation.

It might be a casual, quick, and nonstandard way of saying “뜨거운 물로 청소하라. (Clean it up with hot water.).”

EDIT: turned out this is not the case! See comments below.

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    일단 뜨겁게 청소하라 is a title of Korean drama.
    – HK Lee
    Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 10:12
  • @HKLee Oh, that's a good context to know. In that case, the former would be the right one and is pretty much intended to sound bizarre yet intriguing. Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 11:45
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뜨겁게 = passionately

There are another examples of same usage : 뜨겁게 기도하라 (pray) 뜨겁게 사랑하라 (love)

뜨겁게 contains meanings of enough(충분히) or wholeheartedly (정성스럽게)

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