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Questions tagged [adjective]

For questions regarding adjectives. Words that modify nouns by giving additional information.

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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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What does 는 refer to in this sentence?

친구가 되는 사람이고 싶다 This means, I want to be a person that can become a friend. Usually words that end in 는 are "subjects" or "adjectives". Is (친구가 되)는 an adjective in this sentence? If not, what is it?
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What is the difference between 혹 잘못이 and 잘못이?

I get that 잘못 is a wrong or perhaps wrong doing/sin/fault/misbehavior/error (whatever) and that 이 is a subject particle. But how does 혹 alter that noun? I know the story of 혹부리 할아버지, and so, I ...
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How should 미남이시라구요 be split?

The root word in 미남이시라구요 is 미남 (Noun) to mean a handsome man and the full translation for the sentence "changes the noun to adjective" to mean you're handsome or is it just a short form of the ...
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이것 책상이다 - 이: noun or adjective

이것 책상이다 = This is a desk. I have just consulted my dictionary and it said as follows. 이 = this (it may be a noun or pronoun) 것 = thing (it is a noun) So 이것 = this thing. I am wondering if Korean ...
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Difference 동일한 vs 똑같은

I found today in a translation that 동일한 was used in a place where my personal Korean linguistic pattern would be to use 똑같은. While I might surmise that one could generally use either, I am curious if ...
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What's the adjective for feeling intense cold pain? (while at the dentist)

What's the adjective for feeling intense cold/pain? (while at the dentist) I hear this all the time when I get a dental cleaning, but I haven't been able to find the word in a dictionary. It roughly ...
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What's the difference between '관형사' and '형용사'?

According to Naver dictionary, '관형사' means: <언어> 체언 앞에 놓여서, 그 체언의 내용을 자세히 꾸며 주는 품사. 조사도 붙지 않고 어미 활용도 하지 않는데, ‘순 살코기’의 ‘순8’과 같은 성상 관형사, ‘저 어린이’의 ‘저4’와 같은 지시 관형사, ‘한 사람’의 ‘한1’과 같은 수 관형사 따위가 ...
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Etymology of '괜찮다'

The adjective '괜찮다' means: 형용사 (adjective) 별로 나쁘지 않고 보통 이상이다. Not bad and above average. When you look at the adjective '편찮다', you can know it is from another adjective '편하다' as '편찮다' is a ...
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What is the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다?

This is a question from the proposal phase. What is the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다? How do we distinguish between them?