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오늘따라 - what is 따라 derived from?

As I understand 오늘따라 means roughly "especially today", but it's hard to find the source of 따라. I assumed it was a suffix derived from 따르다 (to follow), but I can't see how "especially&...
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Three instances of the 은 particle in a row

I'm having a hard time trying to guess the meaning of the third 은 in this sentence: 남산은 놉은 산은 아니지만 참 아름답습니다. I know that this sentence means "Namsan is not a tall mountain, but it's really ...
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Valid usage of -"십니다"?

I came across this sentence in a textbook. 김선생님은 차 타고 서울로 가십니다. Meaning "Mr. Kim goes to Seoul by car". My doubt concerns the suffix -shimnida. Previously I came across the interrogative -...
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Usage of -이자 and -인 as suffix for nouns

I am using Google Translate to say the following sentence in Korean: Hello! I am Brian, a 2nd year computer science college student and a newcomer to Seoul. And this sentence came out: 안녕하세요! ...
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What does 줬는데요 mean?

What does 줬는데요 mean? What's the root word for 줬는데요? For example in this sentence from the vlive video 유니콘 인형도 있어요. 제가 이름도 붙여줬는데요. I have a unicorn doll. I gave a name to it. 이름도 붙여줬는데요 here means ...
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How should 미남이시라구요 be split?

The root word in 미남이시라구요 is 미남 (Noun) to mean a handsome man and the full translation for the sentence "changes the noun to adjective" to mean you're handsome or is it just a short form of the ...
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When must I / may I use the plural -들 on nouns / pronouns?

Unlike English, the plural suffix -들 is not always used even when the word indicates more than one of something: 포도 먹자! (Not "let's eat a grape" but "let's eat some grapes!" In general, it seems ...
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Usage of the plural -들 on adverbs and verbs

I've noticed that the plural form -들 is sometimes used in surprising places, i.e. following adverbs and verbs. For example: 어서들 와! (Come quickly [to more than one person]) 잘들 했다. (Everyone did ...