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Is ᄉ voiced under the same conditions that cause ᄀ, ᄃ, ᄌ and ᄇ to be voiced?

The Wikipedia article on Korean phonology says ᄉ can be voiced just like ᄀ, ᄃ, ᄌ and ᄇ: [The] characteristics [of /s/] are nearest to those of plain stops, as it generally undergoes intervocalic ...
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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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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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Pronunciation of 잘 - /jal/ or /jai/

I am wondering about the pronunciation of Korean sentence before eating below. 잘 먹겠습니다 - (Jal moke get sum nida) I am confused about the pronunciation of 잘. Is it /jal/ or /jai/? As I learned ㄹ ...
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How is 깨끗하다 pronounced?

I can pronounce it both ways below: 깨끋타다 깨끄타다 I think #2 is the correct way but when I listen to this word's pronunciation on Google Translate, which you can slow down, it sounds like #1.
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센스 vs 눈치 - Notable differences?

I asked a question about 눈치 and have a good understanding of what it means. 센스 is another word that I understand as well but what would be a good way to differentiate between the 2? 눈치 없다 - has no ...
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Korean child was not accepted to college, what's next for her?

My native Korean brother-in-law living in Seoul has what I would call a "star" child/pupil. She won piano competitions, she is always studying, and she graduated #1 in her high school class (not an ...
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which picture book translation is better?

I'm having a children's picture book translated into Korean. I have a couple questions about the translations for i) the title and ii) the first two sentences. I would appreciate any advice possible....
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Are both these sentences correct?

'벌써 추운 겨울이 가고 따뜻한 봄이 왔습니다' and '벌써 추운 겨울이 갔고 따뜻한 봄이 벌써 추운 겨울이 가고 따뜻한 봄이 왔습니다' In an example the first sentence was givem.. However when 오다 is in past form shouldn't we be using the past form of 가다?
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What does the expression 동병상련 mean?

I heard this expression on a variety show, 동병상련. The subtitles translated it as Misery loves company. Would this be an accurate translation? And even if it isn't, would this expression be along ...
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How did 아프다 conjugate to 아파?

When conjugating the word 아프다, how did we drop the vowel before 다(-da) and add the 아 (-a) to it? Is it a normal conjugation rule for verbs? E.g. in the sentence 하네요 여기가 아파. I'm just saying, it ...
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How do I say “Please do not add too much oil” in Korean?

I plan to visit a Korean restaurant and would like to avoid eating oily foods. Can someone please tell me how to ask the waiter to not add too much oil to the foods?
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How do I use '더라도'?

클라라는 가더라도 저는 안 올 거예요. Please tell me if my use of '더라도' is right. If it's not, then please explain to me how to use it. Thank you.
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Negative Sentences [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between 지 않다 and the short form 안 to negate a sentence. • Why 안 can only be used to selected verb/adjective? And what are those verbs/adjectives in general? • Between the ...
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Is it really impossible to speak [쳐]?

Phonetically, the IPA transcription of [처] and [치어] is [ʨʰʌ] and [ʨʰi.ʌ]. Their phonetical difference is the number of syllables and the presence of [i]. But what is the phonological difference? ...
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How can I recognize a romanized word after learning the Korean Alphabet? [closed]

I know how to write and pronounce the Korean Alphabet (Hangul). However, whenever I want to type/say something, I have to be aware that some words are romanized or changed into something else. For ...
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What are some language exchange phrases?

What are some good resources for learning phrases for a language exchange? Where should I start?
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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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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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Why are Korean females so strict about pronunciation, grammar and language is general?

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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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?
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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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Great Korean Learning Textbooks: i.e TTMIK

So I'm looking for a good textbook that will have auditory and comprehensive applications. I tried the Integrated Korean, but I did not feel like it helped me with speaking Korean proficiently as well ...
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How to use the grammar 을/ㄹ 게 아니라?

It looks like the future form of 는 게 아니라, I just want to know how different are its nuances compared to 는 게 아니라. It's difficult to find examples, so that's something that has kept me from fully ...
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Difference between Patchim swallowing & consonant shift

I didn't quite understand what the difference between Patchim swallowing & consonant shift is. Please explain with simple English and examples
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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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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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How do you convert chinese name to korean name

I would like to convert my chinese name into korean name ,how do i do it? My chinese name is 梁博勋
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Which ebook would you reccomend?

I wanna buy a e-book from Welaaa but I don't know which one. I want it so I can listen while I can (not to listen to the book itself but rather to get used to the accent and overall improve my korean ...
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How would a North Korean say 고생 끝에 낙이 온다?

How would a Korean speaker from the North say 고생 끝에 낙이 온다 in his native dialect?

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