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Oldboy, Oh Dae-Su meaning “getting through one day at a time”

In the 2003 movie Oldboy, the main character says (in Korean): My Name, 'Oh Dae-Su', means getting through one day at a time. That's what 'Oh Dae-Su' means. Does this make sense in Korean? Is ...
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가족이 vs 가족을 보고 싶습니다

I saw the boldfaced sentence in my Korean textbook. 저는 2개월 전에 베트남에 왔습니다. 베트남에서 한국어를 가르칩니다. 선생님 들도 좋고 학생들도 착합니다. 베트남 음식도 맛있습니다. 베트남 생활은 재미있 지만 가끔 가족이 보고 싶습니다. Does the bold sentence mean "Life in ...
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기로 하다 VS. (으)려 하다

Are these two ending forms pretty much interchangable? Someone suggested that it is a matter of degree, with 기로 하다 being a strong intention (or promise) while (으)려 하다 being more a bit weaker, maybe ...