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Is this a natural way to say “I’m really tired because I’m sick”

제가 아파지 대문에 정말 피곤해고 있어요. Sorry if there are spelling mistakes etc!
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Since final consonant are silent,how can I write a word base on its prononciation?

A Korean beginner here. Because a final consonant is silent, you don't know where a word has its final consonant or which a final consonant is. For example,책(book), how can you know it has a final ...
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What is a good online resource or app (Android,PC) to start learning Korean from the very beginning?

I am looking for resources to learn Korean. There is no big reason as to why I want to learn Korean. I read some manhwas and did a bit of tae kwon do for a while. The culture seemed interesting and ...
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I'm new to learning Korean, and I'm really excited, but, I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone have any tips for a newbie like me?

I started trying to learn Korean like 2 days ago, but it doesn't make any sense to me at all. I tried learning it because I heard it's super easy to learn. Does anyone have any tips for a beginner ...
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Pronunciation of ㄷ(ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅌ, ㅊ, ㅆ, ㅉ) before ㄱ

I can't find information about right pronunciation of patchim ㄷ(ㅅ, ㅆ, ㅈ, ㅉ, ㅌ, ㅊ) before ㄱ. From what I can hear ㄷ should be silent. But I am not sure about it. For example in words like 웃겨 I hear 우껴 ...
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Beginner learner of Hangul seeking clarifications

My goal is to learn all Hangul letters and their combinations in order to understand words I encounter and speak more fluently Korean. For this reason I have made the following, it is my own personal ...
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Where can I learn Hangul without any Romanization at all

I am a complete beginner in Korean, and I am just trying to learn Hangul. I believe that it is better to learn Hangul and not associate any of the words or letters of Korean to Romanized alphabet. ...
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What are the differences between "아세요" and "아십니까" for "do you know?"

In the resources I've used learning Korean (Pimsleur), "아세요" is used frequently, but Google translate uses the latter (아십니까). What are the differences between these words, and which is used ...
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When to use 은/는 or 이/가 after subject

I keep missing questions bc I don't know when to use 은/는 or 이/가 after the subject. Ex. 엄마가 냉면을 좋아합니다. 저도 컴퓨터가 있습니다. 이 컴퓨터는 얼마 입니까? 할아버지는 선생님 입니다. Can you help?
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How do I say "the following week" and "the week after next week"?

Automated translators throw up "그 다음 주" for "the following week", but I'm not sure it works well since "그" could refer to various things depending on context. I was thinking "다음 주가 끝난 후에 다음 주" for "...
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Are there any patterns or useful tricks for memorizing family relationships?

I have been trying to memorize the words one at a time and it isn't sticking.
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Basic steps to take when learning Korean

Can anyone list basic steps needed to start efficiently learning Korean independently? I do live in a hole geographically, and I highly doubt that I could find a Korean person in a 100 miles radius (...
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How can I use the weeks before starting a beginner’s Korean course?

I'm planning to attend a weekly course for Korean starting on Thursday 27 April. I have about one or two months before the course starts (I'm doing a Russian course for one more month, but I could ...