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Questions about the rules that govern and structure the language, and the composition of clauses, phrases and sentences. Also pertains to the syntax and morphology of the Korean language.

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Description of intonation variation with exclamative sentences (various cases envisaged)

In the question "description of intonation variation with declarative, interrogative, propositive, imperative, exclamative, …?" topo morto said that exclamative intonations intonations are ...
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Differences between 지 and 가(까) as a Nonfactive Complementiser

This questions is not about the general differences between 지 and 가(까), since 가(까) obviously has a usage not possessed by 지, that is to mark the interrogative illocutionary force at the end of the ...
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Is there the korean version of 'As' for when cause or reasonings

I was browsing ths Google to see if theres this exact word for nuance and meaning 'As' for reasons or effects rather than comparisons, but I found none, example: 'As the sun slowly sets, Shin-Hye is ...
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"재 한구거는 안 좋아요." Can I say it like this?

I know I can say "재 한구거는 좋지 않아요", but can I also use 안?
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I want to translate the title of a Korean children's reader into English

The title is 떼쓰지말고 말하렴. I searched several dictionaries fruitlessly to find a verb spelled 떼쓰다.
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What is the use of (으)로 here?

'오늘 그사람을 만나면 낯선 사람으로 대할 거예요' The only confusion I have here is 으로 which has the meaning of with, by or towards(a place).This sentence means 'If I meet that person today I am going to treat him like a ...
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Correction and explanation of "Sing like a singer"

What is the difference between the two following sentences? 가수처럼 노래해요 가수와 같이 노래해요 (Please correct the sentences if they're grammatically wrong). According to Korean - A comprehensive Guide section 3....
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Translate "How do I ask my girlfriend how cook pasta?"

I want to translate in korean the question: How do I ask my girlfriend how to cook pasta? I made an attempt: 제 여자친구한테 어떻게 파스타를 요리하다고 어떻게 칠문해요? The rationale behind it is How do I ask? -> 어떻게 ...
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What does this 알라 mean as in "거기서 내가 울고 있는 줄 알라"

I was reading a poem in Korean but could never understand this sentence. 거기서 내가 울고 있는 줄 알라 I am confused about the verb in the end 알라. Judging from its form, I think it might be either the ...
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I’m practicing “journal style” writing in Korean with a new book. Is this sentence correct?

다다음 주부터 가을방학 시작한다. The examples in my book don’t use a particle next to school vacation. I also wasn’t sure if “다다음“ is week after next? Is there a different informal way to say “in two weeks”? Thanks!...
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I am thinking about the sentence you wrote

A wonderful lady texted me a nice sentence yesterday. 생각해서 생각이 나온다. Which seems to translate as "thoughts lead to more thought". As I've been thinking about this sentence since yesterday I ...
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Translation "I always start working after exercising"

I am trying to translate: I always start working after exercising Or equivalently I always exercise before start working Or (sligthly different) I cannot work if I don't exercise My attempt: 저는 ...
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Translating "Because today the weather was hot I went to the coffee shop in the afternoon"

Trying to translate the following. Because today the weather was hot I went to a coffee shop in the afternoon My attempt 오늘 날씨는 뜨겁어서 오후에 커피쑢에서 널었어요. Is it correct?
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Translating "A: Can you buy some bread? B: I will buy it on my way home but I have to go to school now"

As exercise I am trying to translate the following: A: Can you buy some bread? B: I will buy it on my way home but I have to go to school now. My attempt. A: 빵를 사수 있어요? B: 집으로 가는 길에 사지만 지금 학교에 가요 ...
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Translating "Bonnie has a cat named Tia"

I have the following sentence I'd like to translate. I'll list all the steps I did so in the correction maybe I can spot more easily what I did wrong. Bonnie has a cat named Tia In my attempt I was ...
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What is the difference between 한국어 and 한국어를?

I am a beginner in studying Korean grammar, and I noticed the word 한국어를 one day while practicing. 한국 - Korean, 를 - plural, but it doesn't make sense to me. Example: 나는 한국어를 사랑. Why is the word 한국어 ...
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can you help me analyze this sentencce?

보기와 같이 ____에 들어갈 가장 알맞은 것을 고르싶시오 I know the general meaning,but I don't know how the part 들어갈 works,can you explain the sentence from grammatical perspective?
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what is the function of 은 in the sentence below?

I came across this sentence 철수 씨만큼은 술을 못 마셔요. but I don't know how 은 works in this sentence
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What is the difference between 에서 and 에다(가)?

Are these two different in some way? Are they interchangeable? I started reading a webtoon and saw this grammar being used in a dialogue: "너 진짜 길에다 토하면 버리고 갈 거야!" If instead it were: "...
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Difference between 었어 and 였어

What is the difference between 었어 and 였어? Does it have anything to do with the ending sound of the word being conjugated? When should I use which one?
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How to use 선물할 거다 in the grammar -게 아니라

This is the excercise Should I write “선물할 게 아니라 선물 받았어요.” Or what is the correct form of the sentence? Thanks
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What is the meaning of ~에를 and how is it different from just ~에?

In the following sentence: 오늘은 날씨가 너무 더워서 밖에를 못 나가겠어요. According to my dictionary, it seems to mean the location to which the verb does an action. But then what it the difference from just using 에? ...
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