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춤추다 conjugated to 춤을 춥니다 rather than 춤춥니다

The uninflected verb "to dance" is 춤추다, yet Duolingo has informed me that if I wish t say that "subject dances" (with a deferential ending) then the sentence will be "subject 춤을 춥니다" Why is this ...
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Is 춥다 an irregular verb?

I’m learning to conjugate into past tense in formal language (합쇼체). From what I’ve learned, if a verb stem ends in a consonant, you add “았습니다” or “있습니다” after it depending on the vowel before. ...
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What do the different forms of 있다 mean?

있다 means: to be to lie to take place In the text book I only learnt 있어요 While watching K-dramas, I saw SOOOO many forms that I've no idea what they mean: 있어: Is this because the 요 is dropped? 있는, ...
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Difference between 보고싶어 and 보고싶다

I know this question gets asked a lot but, I've yet to find an answer which really gives me an explanation. My understanding of korean grammar is a bit basic but here's what I know: 보고싶다 = Dictionary ...
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How to understand the -하다고 suffix?

I found myself completely unable to explain the -하다고 suffix to someone. For example, 행복하다고 느낍니까? which means, "Do you feel that you're happy?" Actually, no, there's a nuance there. I think it ...
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What's the usage of 야 between a verb and past perfect marker “했었던”?

There is a Korean song that i get addicted to it these day, so i said way not try to get what it says, so i started to analyse it, and i had to say Korean is truly a hard one. well here is where i ...
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How do i conjugate 공부하다?

I am learning Korean and am practicing verb conjugation. I decided to write "I study a book". Following the conjugation for "하다" verbs, i wrote: 나는 책을 공부해. But when i checked a translation ...
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Future tense quoted sentences

The two different websites I have visited have introduced different versions of quoting future tense sentences. Here's my example sentence using the two versions: 곧 도착할거라고 했습니다 = He said he'll be ...
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알다 (to know) and its Many Forms and Usages

I would like to get to the bottom of something that's been bugging me for years: How Koreans think about 알다 and its conjugation when responding to someone telling them something. Ex.) Manager: 이 ...