Questions tagged [nouns]

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Are all words from Chinese characters (한자어) nouns?

It seems to me like all the common Chinese character-based words in Korean I've encountered are, in themselves, nouns (though many of them can be used with 하다 to create verbs). Even 'sayings' like ...
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What is the difference between "회사원" and "회사 사람"?

Both '회사원' and '회사 사람' roughly translates to "company person" or a person working for a company. But there seems to be a subtle difference that I can't quite pin point. How are those two different?
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Etymology and Differences, '나래' and '날개'

There is a sentence 희망의 나래를 편다. (Literally) Spread (Open) your wings of hope. And according to Naver Korean Dictionary, 나래 means 흔히 문학 작품 따위에서, ‘날개’를 이르는 말. ‘날개’보다 부드러운 어감을 준다. How are these ...
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What is the difference between 볼 and 뺨?

My dictionary translates them both as "cheek". Can they be used more or less interchangeably?
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What is the difference between ways to say "motivation", e.g. 자극 and 동기 부여?

It seems that both 자극 and 동기 부여 can be translations for "motivation". How do these words differ and what are example usages?
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What are the common tennis terms in Korean?

Particularly for advantage set / tiebreaker set game set match love (the term used for 0 or a no score situation) 15/30/40 deuce advantage in / advantage out
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이것 책상이다 - 이: noun or adjective

이것 책상이다 = This is a desk. I have just consulted my dictionary and it said as follows. 이 = this (it may be a noun or pronoun) 것 = thing (it is a noun) So 이것 = this thing. I am wondering if Korean ...
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Which form is correct, 책 읽기 or 책을 읽기?

Adding ~기 to the stem of a verb changes that verb into a noun. I read somewhere that when the verb phrase has an object we have to omit the object particle(을/를) before adding 기. Let's look at the ...
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is 명사 and 수사 a part of speech

수사 in Korean is a different part of speech with 명사,used for numberic words. ex) 하나,첫째 But as far as I can think, 수사 is only one form of 명사, which is similar to noun in English. Is 명사 defined in ...
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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?