Questions tagged [word-choice]

Making the most appropriate choice between words that have similar or overlapping meanings.

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Is there any chance that a Korean language-learner uses ㅂ니다 ever?

I have learned that there are two forms of conjugates that functions for a polite declarative sentences: 요 and ㅂ니다. However, it seems that most people only use 요 and rarely use ㅂ니다, which I also heard ...
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If a wife works and her husband stays at home, are 집사람 and 바깥분 still appropriate for "wife" and "husband" respectively?

Have the 'inside-person' and 'outside-person' meanings of 집사람 and 바깥분 faded sufficiently that they still mean 'wife' and 'husband' in all cases? If someone is a house husband, might it seem like ...