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Questions tagged [translation]

For questions on how to translate particular phrases, words, sentences, or idioms, in cases where the information cannot be found in a general reference such as a dictionary.

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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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What is the difference between 태자빈 and 황태자비?

So this is what i get from naver dict: 태자빈 太子嬪 [태자빈] - 황태자의 아내. 황태자비 皇太子妃 - 황태자의 아내. Both mean the same but from the book where I found these words, it seemed they had different meanings. Even ...
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translation of 귀족으로서 좀 더 긍지 높은 자세를 갖추세요

I'm a bit unsure about this sentence: "귀족으로서 좀 더 긍지 높은 자세를 갖추세요!" So the situation before that is that someone make a mistake, and thus she was scolded like that. I translate it as "as a noble, ...
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Mean of 그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야 in a deeper sense?

What does ‘그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야’ mean in English? I saw the pronunciation of it, but the translation from Korean to English sounds off. If anyone knows please let me know. Also, a better way to pronounce ...
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What does '되먹지 못한 자' means?

If i combine the individual word meaning, it doesn't feel make sense. Someone said this is a derogatory term but not commonly used these days.
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What are these characters?

This is perhaps an odd request, but can someone please help me to identify the Korean characters in this image? This is my brother's Tae Kwon Do black belt, mine managed to get accidentally thrown out ...
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Problems with translation

I have some problems to translate the following audio: Soundcloud What I got from it is: 안녕하세요 맥스입니다 안타깝게도 저는 독일이 아니라 한국 여행중이에요. 북한아니라 남한이요 한국여행은 정말 즐거워요 이거 알아요? 4월14일 여기서 싱글을 위한 날이에요 이날 만약 싱글이면 검정색 ...
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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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What is being said in this audio clip from the movie The Wolf Brigate?

I'm trying to understand what is being said in this audio clip taken from the movie Illang: The Wolf Brigade. I know that this movie should be available on Netflix with korean subtitles but sadly I ...
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What are these Bath Bomb ingredients called in Korean?

I think they're the following translations but I am not sure if it's the common way of saying it at like a 시장(market). 중조/Baking Soda 구연산/Citric Acid 옥수수 전분/Cornstarch 엡섬 소금/엡솜솔트/엡솜염/Epsom Salt ...
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Single letter answer options for quiz

I have a trivia game that I'm translating into korean. I usually use single letter answer options like: A. John B. Ashley C. Peter Would I have to present it differently for the Korean audience?
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Why is Rob translated as 롭이 instead of 로비?

According to a course at memrise.com, 저는 롭이에요 means I'm Rob (humble). I am wondering why Rob is translated as 롭이 instead of 로비. To me, the latter seems to be more natural and is easier to write.
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Can you help me fix my translation of 조금 걸리기는 했지만?

어째 가끔은 두려워하는 눈빛이 되었던 것이 조금 걸리기는 했지만. Is "although i feel a bit guilty because of his frightened look" right? Because i find that 걸리다 has some meaning such as hung, caught, feel guilty, bothering, etc....
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What does -라느니 mean?

I found it from this sentence "내가 다른 가문에서 보낸 첩자라느니 암살자라느니" But the translation from naver papago is "i'd rather be an assassin than a spy from another family" Idk if that translation is accurate. ...
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What does 도토리 키재기긴 한데 mean?

I've tried to translate this sentence '재보나 마나 도토리들 키재기긴 한데'. I looked up this phrase '도토리 키재기긴 한데' on Naver to find out it's used pretty often in many different situations. But I don't understand what ...
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Translation for “…걸려 나올 미끼…”

I'm not sure for the second sentence. Is this right? "Let's make it as a bait. There's a lot of hiding places, but esphere is going to come out to take the bait"
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Help me to translate this: “살림 만렙 안뜰살뜰 깔끔쟁이 우렁이와 바쁜 일상 속에…”

I found it on a manhwa synopsis: 살림 만렙 안뜰살뜰 깔끔쟁이 우렁이와 바쁜 일상 속에 지치고 외로운 승하의 상큼달콤한 힐링 동거 로맨스 I'm using papago but the translation is so bad. When i tried to figure it out by translating each word and ...
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Help me to translate 지치고 고된 퇴근 후에

How to put this sentence in english? 지치고 고된 퇴근 후에 Is it alright if i make it into this: 'after a hard day and leaves work'. It's sounds weird to put it altogether though.. Edit: the next sentence is ...
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Can someone translate these for me? Thanks [closed]

Translate these for me? Thanks. naui hoejeon-eun naui yeong-eolo mal-eul meomchunda
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whats this korean sentence mean? 배우 태연의 공중파 데뷔작은? Do they want a year and what they want?

What is the meaning of this Korean sentence? 배우 태연의 공중파 데뷔작은? Do they want a year and what they want ?
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What is the meaning of 헛짚기?

Here is the full sentence: 헛짚기도 이 정도면 예슬이다 And the translation is "even a straw is enough to make a false guess" but i can't find the particular meaning of 헛짚기
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What does 레이파니 mean in this sentence?

When I translated it, the word 레이파니 just translated as Reifany or Leifany but I don't know what that is. Even when I searched for it on google, I didn't find anything. 곧장 레이파니에 맡겨 뒀었지요 I left it ...
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Help to translate “No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot.”

Someone can help me to translate this in Korean please? "No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot."
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What is the meaning of 퍼트리?

Specifically 소문 퍼트리. I know that 소문 means rumor, but i can't find 퍼트리 in all translator machine either it's naver papago or google translate
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What is being said in this audio clip ( 4 seconds )?

Hopefully this is the last question of this kind I post on this forum for long time. I'm sorry for bothering with this probably annoying format, I'm trying to translate a movie from subtitles that are ...
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What is being said in this audio clip?

Here is the audio. The translation I have available for now is this one: Do you want that kind of money? Anyone there? There is still a public relations section. Give me special reporting policy! ...
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What is being said in this short audio clip? (4 seconds)

Here is the audio source. My current translation is "You almost got kicked out of the union. You're so resilient". I got some doubt about the "You're so resilient" part. Is it correct? Thanks in ...
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Korean for “commit” as in code

I'm working on a project that uses version control. I'm having trouble translating "commit" as in git commit. A sample sentence would be "After you've fixed the bug you'll need to commit your code." ...
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What is being said in this short audio clip? (10 seconds)

Here is the audio clip. Thanks for your help, I apreciate that. The translation I currently have is "Think of it as a holiday and mess with the auditors".
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Translation of 오늘 조퇴한다하고 자퇴는 참아줘요

'Just call in sick and don’t drop out of school'? 오늘 조퇴한다하고 자퇴는 참아줘요
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Please translate this had written text to English [closed]

please translate to English or anything that is understood it.topic ect...
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What's being said in these three audio clips? (7 seconds total)

I'm trying to understand what's being said in these three audio clips. Clip 1 --> my english subtitles report as translation "show off". I'm trying to understand whether they mean to "make yourself ...
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What is being said in this short audio? (Attempt provided)

Here is the link. The translation I have here with me is this: Humans in the living world, and the souls in the Afterlife, they must be wise to a limit, and react only to the given situation, but if ...
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What does 소취곡 mean?

Challenging myself to translate a pretty big korean note and got stuck on this sentence '욕심이자 바람으로 팬들의 소취곡 퀸을 세상에 나오게 하고 싶어'.
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“To give someone space”

I was looking for an equal word to say "to give someone space" in Korean but I couldn't find it. Even in Naver. I did find one, it's : 공간을 주다 but I'm not sure if it's the one I'm looking for. How do ...
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What does “위해” mean here? Not “harm” or “benefit”

What does "위해" mean in the below text? I'm trying to translate a post on O.LAB's Facebook page. Here is the first sentence: 근본주의 본래 다양한 형태의 극보수적-반근대적 운동들을 폭넓게 가리키기 위해 사용되는 용어. I'm just ...
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How do I translate a sentence asking about travel plans?

How do I translate: “May I know when will Max return to Korea? And which flight?” Please keep Max in English. Google Translate does not seem to translate this correctly.
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마음처럼 what does it mean?

In the phrase 마음처럼 쉬운 게 없고, what does 마음처럼 refer to? This is followed by 사람들이 점점 미워지고, which I understand to be people slowly grow to become unlikeable I know 마음 has many interpretations (mind, ...
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Translate Picture

Hi can somebody translate accurately the meaning of this? Please put the format in Original Korean Text and word by word translation and then the corresponding phrase translation. Regards
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What does “어정쩡” and “어버버” in EXO Tempo Lyrics

I was trying to translate EXO Tempo lyrics to english 1 by 1... then I encountered "어정쩡" and "어버버"... what do they mean? This is the verse where the two words appeared: 밖으로 나갈 채비 미리 해 둬 Are you ...
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What does 남달라 mean in EXO's Tempo?

Short question: I came across 남달라 when reading/trying to translate the lyrics of EXO's Tempo... I went to Papago translate and google translate but seems very difficult to get results from them... ...
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What do the characters I've found on this old gun mean?

On an antique shotgun I was told had Korean origin I found the following (what I presume are Hanja?) characters. Four out of five I believe I have correctly identified. One character I could not find ...
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Difference between 당신이 잠든 사이 and 당신이 잠든 사이에

There are two Korean TV shows with titles that were translated as "While You Were Sleeping" in English. What's the difference between them? 당신이 잠든 사이 당신이 잠든 사이에
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Is the Korean on this van referring to a church?

Is the Korean written on the side of this van referring to some sort of church? Or, what is it saying? credit: Office
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Differences between 외, 바깥, 밭 and difference between 안 and 내

I've been trying to make sense out of some Korean names for Judo techniques with a friend. Our main source is a Wikipedia page: https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/유도 along with https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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How can I translate these sentences into English?

I need English translation for those lines please 제니가 그닥이라고?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ존나 띄워주는 손나은같은애들보다 독보적으로 매력있는데ㅋㄱㅋ막눈인가 and this 연예인 빨아주는 빠들이 존재하니 이런 애들도 저렇게 살수있는거지."
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Speaking about concerns with one's employment

I am trying to make it a habit of writing/typing Korean. Could you see if the following makes sense and perhaps help me correct and make sound more natural? 내가 성인 돼 버렸다. 2018년 7월 23일은 내 졸업식이었는데도 내 ...
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What does 에 mean here?

In this expression: "한국에서, 지켜야 할 예절에는, 어떤 것이 있을까요?" Question: 1. Why is ~에 attached to 예절? What meaning does it add?
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Translation of 야. 너 인생 그렇게 살지마

What is the translation of 야. 너 인생 그렇게 살지마. ? All I know is that it is rude.
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What is an idiomatic translation of “Are you in?”

A friend recently asked me if I wanted to join a project he was working on. He ended with the sentence: Are you in? It was a succinct way of ending and asking for an answer. It got me wondering, ...