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Happiness, Love, and Death

I have to translate this sentence. 사람은 죽을 만큼 사랑하는 사람을 만나거나 죽을 만큼 사랑하는 일을 만날 때 행복합니다. Note that the translation is preparatory for a live translation; and as such, leading with the same word as the ...
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Why do some verbs whose stems end with ㄷ(듣다 , 묻다) change to ㄹ when they are conjugated?

I was looking at the conjugations for the verbs that have a ㄷ right before 다. For example, 걷다, 믿다, 닫다, 싣다, 묻다, and 듣다. When most of these conjugate, it makes sense to me. 걷다 becomes 걷아, 믿다 becomes 믿어, ...
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그러지 마세요 Is this polite or annoyed?

I am confused because of the addition of 세요 to the end. Since this means "please" I thought this could mean a polite request. However 그러지 마 sounds a strong,assertive way to tell someone to ...
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알았으니까 What does this mean?

I understand this means "okay. I got it". But is this phrase actually an impolite way of saying so? Like when if you are annoyed or frustration with someone telling you the same thing over ...
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How do you translate 생일도?

I understand that it means "birthday too". But when used in a sentence as the one below, how does it translate? 내 생일도 잊을 정도로 바쁘다는 사람을… This is from a manhwa I am reading. I translated this ...
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When used between spouses is 당신 seen as polite or endearing?

I understand 당신 is a very intimate form of "you" when used between spouses. But is it only used as a term to convey romantic feelings? Could it also be used as a kind or polite personal ...
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Please help me with this sentence:당신이 원하는거면 나는 다 좋으니까

I've been reading a manhwa using machine translation and I came across a line that goes: "하고싶은대로해...당신이 원하는거면 나는 다 좋으니까" I understand that the first sentence is "suit yourself" or ...
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meaning of (noun?)조차

I was watching a youtube video earlier and I found two of these "조차" particles come up in the video: 모든 인간관계의 문제, 모든 범죄조차도 저는 그 통제권을 가지려는 욕망에서 온다고 생각 하거든요. 그리고 보통 이런 사람은 본인조차도 통제하지 못하고 있을 ...
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Korean causative verbs vs. English causative verbs

Kind of a weird question, but please bear with me. I want to know whether Korean and English behave similarly with respect to how causative verbs are formed. In English there are two types of ...
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What do these korean workplace titles mean?

I'm here to ask a question, what do 실장 and 팀장 mean in a company scale like celebrity agency? Thanks in advance
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Korean word for "right" as opposed to "left" is 오른, which sounds similar to 옳은, the word for "right" as opposed to "wrong". Is this a coincidence?

If the word 오른 is related to 옳은, it mean that in the Korean language, these concepts are associated, like in English. But no association between these two concepts is found in Japanese or Chinese, ...
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humbly requesting feedback on poem translation!

I'm learning Korean and had to translate a poem for a translation class. the poem is 옛날의 노래 by Kim Myeongsoon. I would love to get some feedback from a Korean speaker on my translation! Here's the ...
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Korean to English Seal translation [duplicate]

I have a seal that I received from my fathers estate... I am not sure what it says. Is there a way someone can look at the picture and help with translating it for me? Please excuse my lack of skills ...
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What does 참코 애발매일 mean?

So I’m trying to join a silent chat room and it requires a passcode. The passcode hint is ‘참코 애발매일 YYMMDD’. What does it mean?
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Need help translating a Korean word

There's this word that keeps coming up in a K-Drama - pantashe or pantachi something like that. What does it mean? The subtitles keep translating it differently. When entering subtitles into Google ...
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Why does Samsung company name means "Three stars" and not "Three castle"?

From Wikipedia: "The Samsung Group (Korean: 삼성)" I went to Google Translate and pasted the two words: 삼 = three 성 = castle (and other options, none of them being star) If I paste them together, 삼성,...
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How to I translate this sentence to English?

How do I translate this to English? “사제만 곁에 있으면 불가능한 일 은 아니야.무리하지 말라는 말 잊 지 말라고.” ‘길을 막지 말라고? 보내지 않으면 길을 막는다는 거야 뭐야?’ 근무지로 복귀하면서 내내 함 대장 의 말이 걸렸다. It appears that the sentences don't have anything to ...
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How can I translate the word 지룡전 into English? I am not able to find any translation in google

How do I translate 지룡전? 지룡 is being used a lot and used to a lot of sentences, but I can't find any good translation, google translated it as Earth Dragon. It is sometimes used as a name like 지룡님. I ...
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Translation Help 2

I’m translating a romance comic and there’s a scene that shows an interaction between two characters, let’s call them character A and character B. Character A says to character B the following (B is ...
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Examples with the phrase "웃기는 소리 하고 있네"

I'm translating a short comic and I need to understand the phrase "웃기는 소리 하고 있네". My korean's that of a beginner so it's kinda advanced for me. I understand that 웃기는 소리 means 'funny sounds' ...
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Translating and comparing the sentences

I need some examples of how to translate the two sentences below: 다음에 연습 좀 해와요. 박서준 씨나 제대로 연습해 오세요. Would you translate the first one as ‘Next time you should come and get more practice’? What else ...
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Is this a saying?

Sentence: 비나 와라. 비나 와 버려라. Papago translates it as "Come rain. Come rain" which sounds like a saying to me. Does it mean something specific? The paragraph is just about a guy needing to ...
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밭인 and 주장 meaning

The sentence is: 너한테 필요한 건 키만 크고 얼굴이 여드름 밭인 농구부 주장이 아니야. According to Naver 밭이다 means to be filtered? Which doesn't really make sense? Or is it like his face was a field of acne? 주장 also means like, ...
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Is it a metaphor? 장마철의 보충수업 기간

I'm trying to read 보건교사 안은영 by 정세랑. Aaaand I got stuck on the first sentence. 장마철의 보충수업 기간, 학교에 들어서는 순간 신발장 냄새가 진했다. So the papago translation is: During the rainy season, the smell of shoe rack ...
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Is 새끼 고양이 입 used as a term related to not liking spicy or hot (temperature) food?

I had an acquaintance who told me that Korean has a nice term for not being able to tolerate hot food. I can't eat hot food because the spice burns, but I also can't drink hot drinks, because there is ...
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What is the difference between ~ 수 있다 and 순 있다?

I was watching a show and it seem like there is a slight difference between them. So the conversation was A:3번 파트 할 수 있어? B:저요? 할 순 있어요. I get it that 순 is a short form of 수는 but why would you word it ...
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When to use 되다?

I learned from a Talk to Me in Korean lesson that the verb 되다 means "to be done" or "to be possible," and is often used in the format (verb)+ 야 + 되다 to describe what one must or should do. However, I ...
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Why are Korean females so strict about pronunciation, grammar and language is general? [closed]

Example #1: https://youtu.be/9BNN4tlBy-g?t=209 A group of people are sitting around a table in a North Korean pizzeria. An American white female says: "Picante". The (very charming and beautiful) ...
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Which one of these sentences is correct?

For 'I forgot how to swim',will it be: 자는 수영하기 잊었어요. 저는 수영하는 (것을) 잊었어요. 저는 수영하를 잊었어요.
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What's the use of ~기 in sentences?

So I learnt that we add 기 to verbs to make them nouns. I know that some structures require verbs to be changed to nouns like ~때문에 but what is/are the actual use(s) and need of this addition? Please ...
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How say in Korean 'I learnt to ride a bike'?

Also 법 is a related word to its translation,how is it used?
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Difference between (으)ㄹ 거예요 and ~겠

From what I know they both are used for future tense, what's the difference and can they be used interchangeably?
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How to say 'Is this you in this photo'?

Is it '이 사진을 너는 예요?'or '이 너의 사진 예요'? I also read somewhere that's it's '사진에 넌 예요?' If yes why 에?
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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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Please explain this sentence '요즘 뭐하고 지내세요?'

'요즘 뭐하고 지내세요?'..I know that it means how are doing but if this sentence is 뭐(what) + 하고 (and/with)+지내다(spend time)..it should mean what do you do to spend your time? Then why is 하고 added? And is this ...
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Why is 있는 added here?

I understood that 있는 + noun means 'having the noun mentioned' ,however this sentence is not making sense which I saw in a video: 또한 프랑스에 있는 한국 회사에서 일을 하고 있습니다.
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'서울에는 인사동 있어요 ' can this also be the correct sentence for Insadong in in Seoul or I should just say ' 인사동은 서울에 있어요'?

Are both the sentences correct and can be used? I did the translation on several apps and '서울에는 인사동 있어요 ' was translated as There is Insadong in Korea.
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Use of the word 한걸요

When and why do we use '한걸요'? Like I have seen sentences like 그대의 꿈이 너무 소중한걸요 (Your dream is so precious) and 그대의 꿈이 너무 달콤한걸요 (Your dream is so sweet). I looked up the meaning of 한걸요 and ...
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Translation check - exam question

I need to make sure I have translated this passage correctly. 잘 부탁드립니다! How does this text explore the issue of discrimination? 이 텍스트는 차별 문제를 어떻게 탐구합니까? Evaluate/explain the content of the article....
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Why does the North Korean guide in this video not seem to understand written Korean letters?

Ever since I first saw this seven-and-a-half-minute video five years ago, I've been puzzled over a certain moment, at 2:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BNN4tlBy-g&t=150 The guide appears to ...
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Are Korean names ever written camelcase in English, e.g., HaYoon

I just came across McCune–Reischauer romanization, but would prefer to use Korean names in camelcase, where the hyphen is deleted and the second name is capitalized, e.g., JiYoo. Is there historical ...
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Verification of translation of word on KPOP album

I recently my friend bought a KPOP album and one of the photo cards had a message on it :) I was just wondering whether I translated it right. the message said: 항상 우리 곁에 있어줘서 고마워요~ Does this roughly ...
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What is the English equivalent to 눈치?

I understand what 눈치 means, but don't know how I would describe it to someone who does not know what this is. The best way I would describe it to someone would be to have an awareness of your ...
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Problems with translation

I have some problems to translate the following audio: Soundcloud What I got from it is: 안녕하세요 맥스입니다 안타깝게도 저는 독일이 아니라 한국 여행중이에요. 북한아니라 남한이요 한국여행은 정말 즐거워요 이거 알아요? 4월14일 여기서 싱글을 위한 날이에요 이날 만약 싱글이면 검정색 ...
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Korean dialogue in a comic

I'm brazilian, and reading a comic in english. It's named "Shortcomings", by Adrian Tomine. This comic is about problems of some asian-american young adults. At some point, the main character (Ben ...
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whats this korean sentence mean? 배우 태연의 공중파 데뷔작은? Do they want a year and what they want?

What is the meaning of this Korean sentence? 배우 태연의 공중파 데뷔작은? Do they want a year and what they want ?
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Please translate this had written text to English [closed]

please translate to English or anything that is understood it.topic ect...
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What's the meanings of 다구리, 뭉쳐, 스릉 and so on?

How do you say this in English? 1- 하지만 어떻게 해야 이기는지 알아 2- 다구리다 3- 뭉쳐 4- 스릉 5- 뒈질래
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What is the difference in pronunciation between 왜 and 웨?

What is the difference in pronunciation and meaning between these syllables?
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When should Native Numbers be used? [duplicate]

When you are numbering things, like pages, which set of Korean numbers would one use? Also, when counting objects, which are you supposed to use? I have seen people specify months, phone numbers, ...
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