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Could someone clarify the use of -(아/어)하다 with adjectives?

I know that (아/어)하다 is used for other people’s desires (3rd person). For 1st and 2nd, you would just use the regular form. However, it is acceptable to use (아/어)하다 in 1st person if you are referring ...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

Previously I thought there is no structural difference between adjectives and verbs in Korean, since all Korean words which are translated as adjectives into English are actually verbs which express ...
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The relationship between attributive adjective postposition(관형격 조사)'ㅅ' in medival Korean language and 사이시옷 in modern Korean language

Though it is just a guess, is there any historical relationship between attributive adjective postposition(관형격 조사)'ㅅ' in medival Korean language and 사이시옷 in modern Korean language? Attributive ...
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Adjective ending -적 vs -적인

I have faced some cases with -적인 suffix used for forming adjectives instead of -적. How the -인 ending affects? Is there any difference between 력사적 and 력사적인, 천재적 and 천재적인, or 정력적 and 정력적인?
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In this sentence, does 되는 function as an adjective? verb?

한국어의 모든 자음은, 받침으로 사용할 수 있지만, 음절의 끝소리가 되는 자음은 ‘ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅇ’의 7가지입니다. This question is about 되는. Usually 는 is is a marker for subjects or adjectives. I thought 되는 자음은 might be an ...
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Multiple `(으)시` in a sentence for honoring target?

I find that I am anxious about making sure to honor the person that I'm speaking about, especially if they are the person I am speaking to or are of a high position. Take this interrogative sentence ...
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How many verb/adjective endings are there?

Every time I turn a page of a textbook, there's a new verb/adjective ending. How many are there, and is there an authoritative, complete list of them anywhere? I found one extensive list, but there's ...
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