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How can I translate 신화 향유집단 to English?

I'm translating a research paper about 설문대할망 and I encountered this term. I think it means "people who enjoy mythology" but it doesn't sound natural when I translate it like that. Is there a specific ...
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How to say “affection”?

The dictionary calls affection "a gentle feeling of fondness or liking". Wikipedia says: Affection is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or ...
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What is the meaning of 의전서열?

I know the meaning of each word is 서열 序列 rank, grade 의전 儀典 ceremony, formality, protocol, etiquette as practiced on diplomatic occasions But i couldn't find the best term in english
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Single Korean word or phrases which expresses '억지로 끼워맞추다'

When I was grading some students' Korean writing in a class in which I give comments in Korean, I suddenly recognized that I don't know a single word which expresses something like 'putting unmatched ...
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What does the short form represent for Korean Parts of Speech?

Sometimes, I see these in dictionary word lists that has a short form for Korean Parts of Speech (POS) and I could figure out the "long-form", e.g. 감 = 감탄사 interjection, exclamation  관 = 관형사 ...
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Korean cheerleaders

I notice that at Korean sporting events, groups of fans will set a called cheer. So, what happens is a girl shouts out in cadence and calls for a cheer, then the fan group answers altogether with a ...
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Has something that sounds like Jin-hee or jin-hae any meaning in Korean?

Do you know a vocabulary, name of a person,place...Basically anything that sounds about like what I tried to write in Latin letters?
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What is the meaning of 가다듬어? Naver dictionary wasn't much help

I'm trying to find the meaning of 가다듬어, but naver dictionary wasn't being much help as it said 'straighten' but that didn't really fit with the sentence I had, and the other examples seemed to suggest ...
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How would you say “let's” in Korean?

I wanted to translate the following sentence: Let's make a website for remote sensing and photogrammetry real. A native Korean sent me the following information: Korean has two informal ...
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Schadenfreude in Korean

As I was trying to explain the concept of Schadenfreude in Korean a few days ago, I began to wonder if there was a specific Korean word that fits this feeling. The ko.wikipedia article just uses a ...
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How can I say skinned alive in Korean?

I am looking for a Korean equivalent of the expression in this sentence: "He'll skin me alive if he finds out I'm playing games in the class" or "I'll get skinned if he finds out I'm playing games ...
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Korean word for “marketing,” other than “마케팅”

What word would Koreans use to describe marketing before the language was influenced by English? (So can't use "마케팅") I am talking about the business sense: "process of moving goods from producer to ...
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Words or phrases which reflect gender stereotype about driving

In general, the prejudice that women can't drive well is common. Are there single words or phrases belittling female drivers in Korean?
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Is there a single word or phrase for “logical thinking capacity”?

Is there a single word or phrase in Korean that means logical thinking capacity? For example, I could like to say "He has a strong capacity of logical thinking" ___이 강하다.
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How to translate generic “you” or “one” in Korean?

Generalities in English are often introduced using a generic "you" or "one". For example, "when one is hungry, everything tastes good" "when you are a young teacher, you have a lot of work" Is ...