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What is the difference between 과의 and just 과?

I found that sometimes 과의 is used instead of 과. For example, 대통령과의 인터뷰 The meaning seems to be the same however, in that it means "and" or "with". So what is the reason you use 과의, instead of ...
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When to add 속 to mean "in the ~"?

I find it really hard to decide when to add 속 to express "in ~" in Korean. For example, 저는 집에서 놀아요. 곰 새끼는 푸른 풀 속에서 놀아요. Can I change the sentences above to the following? 저는 집 속에서 놀아요. 곰 ...
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Why would you ever use -에서?

The following quotation is from this answer. 북한에서는 동무라느니 수령이라느니 이런 말을 쓴다 In north Korea, north Koreans use such words saying that A is 동무 and that B is 수령. I am trying to understand that first word. ...
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How to make passives with the 에게 form

In these passive sentences, 에게 means "by" (by the policeman, by me) 범죄자가 경찰에게 잡혔다. 내 여자친구가 나에게 차였다. However, when I tried to make some more sentences like this, using passive verbs, I have had ...
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Why do we even need subject particles (이/가)?

In German, Icelandic, Russian, etc, the default 'dictionary' form of the word is in nominative/subject form already. That is, when you see a word in the dictionary, it's already in subject form, and ...