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Can you give an example for each pf these word pls? [closed]

Itโ€™ll mean a lot to me ๐Ÿฅบ Also,if any word that I copied was wrong, you can correct it :D help me as much as u wanted to but all of them will help me to learn Korean faster!! Tysm ๐Ÿ˜„ ์กฐ๊ธˆ = A little/A ...
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-๋ผ๊ณ  with (์œผ)๋ฉด ๋˜๋‹ค?

In my textbook I got the following phrase: "๋ญ๋ผ๊ณ ?"๋ผ๋Š” ๋ง์„ ๋Œ€์‚ฐํ•˜๋ ค๋ฉด "์–ด?"๋ผ๊ณ  ๋์„ ์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. I understand what the sentence wants to tell me, but can somebody explain it in more details to me, ...
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What does ์„ ์œจ์ ์ธ exactly mean?

I want to add the word melodious to a phrase which altogether means 'songs that are melodious' So is it right if i use the word ์„ ์œจ์ ์ธ with ๋…ธ๋ž˜ or ๊ฐ€๊ณก I want to know the exact English translation of ์„ ์œจ์ ์ธ ...
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Usage of ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ƒํ™ฉ vs. ํ˜ผ์ธ๊ด€๊ณ„

In my textbook, both ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ƒํ™ฉ and ํ˜ผ์ธ๊ด€๊ณ„ are translated as "marital status". Now, I'm not sure how to use them. ํ˜ผ์ธ๊ด€๊ณ„ is listed under personal information, so I guess it is used in a context of a ...
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์žˆ์–ด in the middle of a sentence

I found this sentence in my textbook: ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“œ๋Š” ์ง€๊ฐ‘์ด ์žˆ์–ด ์‚ฌ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ์ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋น„์ŒŒ๋‹ค. and its translation should be roughly: I intended to buy my favorite wallet, but the price was to high. My question is: what ...
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What does ์ซŒ mean?

I saw the following sticker in one of the shops: I tried looking it up on Naver Dict but there were no results (just 2 example sentences). So what does ์ซŒ mean? If possible, example sentences in which ...
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The usage of ๋  is not a word in my dictionary

I'm studying Korean language by a book about korean radio news. I ran into this sentence: ๊ณต์˜๊ฐœ๋ฐœ๋ฐฉ์‹์œผ๋กœ ์ง“๊ฒŒ ๋  ์‹ ๋„์‹œ์˜ ...of the new city **is a promising ** being built followed by public development policy ....
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How do you know if ์›ƒ๋‹ค means 'to laugh' or 'to smile'?

(to) smile can be translated as ์›ƒ๋‹ค or ๋ฏธ์†Œ ์ง“๋‹ค (to) laugh can be translated as ์›ƒ๋‹ค So if I read/heard a sentence like ์†Œํ”ผ๊ฐ€ ์›ƒ์–ด์š”., how do I know if Sophie (์†Œํ”ผ) is laughing (out loud) or smiling? Do I have ...
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In Kakaotalk, what is the meaning of ๊ผฐ๋Œ€ as a notification sound?

I was scrolling the notification sounds in Kakaotalk (English user interface) and saw one listed as: kkondae. I think it should be written as ๊ผฐ๋Œ€, which translates as 'braid'. But what is meant by this?...
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How many words does ์ง€๊ฒน๋‹ค require?

It seems ์ง€๊ฒน๋‹ค is a ๋‘ ์ž๋ฆฌ ์„œ์ˆ ์–ด: ๋‚˜๋Š” ์—ฌ์บ๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ฒน๋‹ค. I'm bored of female characters. If ์ง€๊ฒน๋‹ค is a ๋‘ ์ž๋ฆฌ ์„œ์ˆ ์–ด in this context, it will mean ์—ฌ์บ๊ฐ€ is the ๋ณด์–ด. But I've once been taught that the only words that require a ...
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How do you say 'unity in variety' in Korean?

Is there a exact translation for this term?
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What is the difference between ๊ฐ€์žฅ and ์ œ์ผ?

They both mean "most" (I think?) so what's the difference between them? Are they interchangeable?
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The function of ๋งŒ in ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋งŒ๋ณด๋‹ค and difference from ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋‹ค

After coming by the expression ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋งŒ ๋ณด๋‹ค, I spent more than two hours trying to find something on it, and just before posting that very question here, I got the bright idea of putting the whole term ...
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what the difference “๋ฐฑํ™”์ ” and “ํŽธ์˜์ ” from market in english?

์•ˆ๋…• ํ•˜์„ธ์š”!! I have the problem about this. I often hear these two words. I'm still confused to distinguish the two. Like: ๋ฐฑํ™”์  ๊ฐˆ๋ž˜? (Do you want to go to market?) or ํŽธ์˜์  ๊ฐˆ๋ž˜? what the difference ...
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Difference between ์“ฐ๋‹ค and ์ ๋‹ค

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”! I am a bit curious about the difference between ์“ฐ๋‹ค and ์ ๋‹ค. For example which one is a better translation for "The woman writes a book": ์—ฌ์ž๋Š” ์ฑ…์„ ์”๋‹ˆ๋‹ค; ์—ฌ์ž๋Š” ์ฑ…์„ ์ ์Šต์ด๋‹ค; ??
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When to use ๋˜๋‹ค?

I learned from a Talk to Me in Korean lesson that the verb ๋˜๋‹ค means "to be done" or "to be possible," and is often used in the format (verb)+ ์•ผ + ๋˜๋‹ค to describe what one must or should do. However, I ...
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Grammar: -๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋‹ค with ๊ฐ€๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋‹ค?

I have a question about -๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋‹ค grammar. I wanted to write a small text and one sentence sounds ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ๋ฐ”๋‹ค์— ๊ฐ€๋Ÿฌ ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ์ž์ฃผ ๊ฐ€์š”. Is this possible? or do I need to change the form of ๊ฐ€๋Ÿฌ to ๊ฐ€๋ ค and ๊ฐ€์š” to ํ•ด์š”? Thank ...
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What is the difference between “๊ท€์—ฝ๋‹ค” and “๊นœ์ฐํ•˜๋‹ค”?

A lot of people that I met have been calling me like this and I want to know the difference between them. (I mean, I actually do look quite cute.)
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์ •๋ง์ด ๊ฐ€์กฑ๊ณผ ๊ฐ์ •ํ•˜์š” ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค does this make sense?

I am trying to say 'I really do care and love this family' I have also tried: ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ •๋ง๋กœ์ด ๊ฐ€์กฑ์„ ๋Œ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค Tandem and google translate and naver all seem to have different ideas on how it should be spelt.
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What does ์‹œ์›์น˜ ์•Š๋‹ค mean?

In the following sentence: ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋ฐ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต์œผ๋กœ ์„ธ์›Œ ๋†“๊ณ ๋„ ํŒฌ๋“ค์˜ ๋Œ€์ ‘์€ ์‹œ์›์น˜ ์•Š์€ ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ์ž ์ž๊ธฐ์˜ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ์ฐพ๋Š๋ผ ๋ถ€์‚ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์„œ๋Š” ์˜ค๋กœ์ง€ ๋…ธ๋ž˜ ์‹ค๋ ฅ๋งŒ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค. (Source: ๋Œ€ํ•™ ๊ฐ•์˜ ์ˆ˜๊ฐ•์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด ์ฝ๊ธฐ ์ค‘๊ธ‰2 P.66) There is no entry in any of my ...
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What is the difference between ๋Š๊ธฐ๋‹ค and ๋Š์–ด์ง€๋‹ค?

There are two similar words - ๋Š์–ด์ง€๋‹ค and ๋Š๊ธฐ๋‹ค in Korean. Both seem to be intransitive verbs and are different from ๋Š๋‹ค. But except that, is there any difference between them? I could not detect anything ...
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What is the difference between ๋น ์ ธ๋“ค๋‹ค and ๋น ์ง€๋‹ค?

I found out there are two similar words that mean "fall into" or "drowned". Both ๋น ์ ธ๋“ค๋‹ค and ๋น ์ง€๋‹ค mean it, although in my dictionary there is no entry for ๋น ์ ธ๋“ค๋‹ค and I only saw it online. But I don't ...
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Is there a word “ํ˜ธ์ –ํ•˜๋‹ค” in Korean?

I'm now using the following Memrise course and found the following word: ํ˜ธ์ –ํ•˜๋‹ค quiet/lonesome (๊ณ ์ ํ•˜๋‹ค/ํ•œ์ ํ•˜๋‹ค/์ ์ ํ•˜๋‹ค) But when I search on the web, the first and second results are the aforementioned ...
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Synonymous hanjas list (most frequent ones)

We know that there are at least 2500 hanjas that are used in modern Korean. I want to know synonymous hanjas like ๋ถˆ and ๋ฌด (๋ฌด๋ฃŒ and ๋ถˆํ•ฉ๊ฒฉ). These two hanjas are kind of negation prefixes. There might be ...
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Why do we use ๊ฒ  and not ๊ฐฐ, any rational explanation?

As I always make mistake with ใ…” and ใ…, I always wondered why we use ๊ฒ  and not ๊ฐฐ, like in ์•Œ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. Also, if there is any heuristic for ใ…” and ใ…, please let me know.
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What is the proper explanation for the -๋ ค๋‚˜/์œผ๋ ค๋‚˜ (-ใ„น/์„๋ผ๋‚˜ )grammar?

In case I missed it, please suggest the correct grammar form since I am asking based on what I get across in the oral conversations. So what is the proper grammar for -๋ ค๋‚˜/์œผ๋ ค๋‚˜ (-ใ„น/์„๋ผ๋‚˜ )? An example ...
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The difference between '๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•  ๊ธˆ์•ก' vs '๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•ด์•ผ ํ•  ๊ธˆ์•ก'?

So what is the difference between '๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•  ๊ธˆ์•ก' vs '๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•ด์•ผ ํ•  ๊ธˆ์•ก' in the following sentence and in general: '10์›” ๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•˜์‹ค ๊ธˆ์•ก ์•ˆ๋‚ด๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค' The sentence can be translated as '(we are) informing the amount to be paid ...
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How to know if the sentence asks for an action?

In a sentence like the one below: '10์›” ๋‚ฉ๋ถ€ํ•˜์‹ค ๊ธˆ์•ก ์•ˆ๋‚ด๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค' How the payment will be made, how do I know? Sure the payment is to be made by the person who received the message, but then will the ...
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To say “I like something” in Korean, should I use ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ or ๋‚˜๋Š”?

Hello everyone I am new in this amazing language while I came from youtube I was watched a video from of Kpop a singer girl say this word: ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ that if you looking for its meaning is: I, me, my I ...
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What is the difference between ์‚ถ๋‹ค and ๋“๋‹ค?

I think both mean "to boil" but what is the difference between them? Both seem to be used in the context of cooking.
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What is the difference between ์„ญ์„ญํ•˜๋‹ค and ์Šฌํ”„๋‹ค?

I found there are two adjectives to mean "sad" in Korean - ์„ญ์„ญํ•˜๋‹ค and ์Šฌํ”„๋‹ค. But I don't understand the difference between the two. What is the difference and how can I use them apart properly?
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What is the meaning of ์นผ๊ณ ํ•˜๋‹ค?

I'm playing online game with other korean people, there's 1 word which is ์นผ๊ณ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค that they use a lot and I don't understand the meaning of it. I couldn't find any translation on the internet. Example :...
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When to use ๋ณ„๋กœ vs ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ?

In the following sentences (from duolingo): ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ ์•ˆ ์ข‹์•„์š”. I used ๋ณ„๋กœ instead of ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ and got wrong. But I'm not sure what is the difference between them and when I should use one over the other. ...
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The difference between ๋„ˆ๋ฌด and ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ์ด?

In the following sentences: ์†๋‹˜, ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๊ฑฑ์ •ํ•˜์ง€ ๋งˆ์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค. ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ์ด ์šด๋™ํ•˜์ง€ ๋งˆ์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค. These sentences mean: Sir, don't worry too much. Don't exercise too much. But I don't understand then what is the difference between ...
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Somebody else's relatives

Is there any site where I can see how somebody else's relatives are called? Do all relatives' name vary if they are my relatives or somebody else's relatives? I mean, for example, it's not the same ...
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Formal and informal words for sexual body parts

Which are the formal and the informal words for these parts? (My dictionary gives me lots of words but I don't know which are the most frequently used ones and if they are polite or not) Penis = ํŽ˜๋‹ˆ์Šค /...
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Family-in-law terms

Are these terms OK? Father-in-law (my wife's father) = ์žฅ์ธ ์–ด๋ฅธ Father-in-law (my husband's father) = ์•„๋ฒ„๋‹˜ Mother-in-law (my wife's mother) = ์žฅ๋ชจ๋‹˜ Mother-in-law (my husband's mother) = ์–ด๋จธ๋‹˜ Brother-in-...
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What's a natural way to say that someone works somewhere (for a job)?

Normally I would use ์ผ ํ•˜๋‹ค to express that I (or someone else) works somewhere - e.g. ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ถœํŒ์‚ฌ์—์„œ ์ผํ•œ๋‹ค. But I wonder if this is a bit 'childish', or if it focuses on the action of working rather than the ...
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Is there an opposite expression for ๊ดœํžˆ?

I feel like I learned a word thatโ€™s somewhat an opposite for ๊ดœํžˆ but I cannot remember what it was. The specific situation is... For ๊ดœํžˆ... after being invited by a friend to a party and realizing it ...
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Differences between ์™ธ, ๋ฐ”๊นฅ, ๋ฐญ and difference between ์•ˆ and ๋‚ด

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/์œ ๋„ along with https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Vocabularies often appear on textbook but seldom used in real life

์ฒœ๋งŒ์—์š” is a well-known Korean expression which almost always appear on Korean language textbooks. But that expression is rarely used in real life. (To be more precise, I think the frequency of that ...
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What is the difference between ์‘์šฉํ•˜๋‹ค and ์šด์šฉํ•˜๋‹ค?

I understand them both as "to apply", although the dictionary says ์‘์šฉ is "practical application." Are they more or less interchangeable? I would be particularly interested to hear cases where one can ...
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What is the difference between ์‚ฌ์—… and ๊ธฐ์—…?

I understand them both as enterprise or business, but I am wondering about the difference and nuance and usage. One question might be why are the big corporations called ๋Œ€๊ธฐ์—… and not ๋Œ€์‚ฌ์—…?
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What is the meaning of ๋งŒ in ๋น ์ ธ๋“ค๊ณ ๋งŒ ์‹ถ์€?

I'm still new to learning Korean so my apologies if I'm misunderstanding something here but, I was curious about how the grammar worked for the phrase "๋น ์ ธ๋“ค๊ณ ๋งŒ ์‹ถ์€". If I understand it correctly, you ...
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What's the difference between ์ตœ์ €์‹œ๊ธ‰ versus ์ตœ์ €์ž„๊ธˆ?

I've recently been talking with people about the rising minimum wage in Korea and colloquially heard them refer to it as ์ตœ์ €์‹œ๊ธ‰. I looked this phrase up in the dictionary, however, and couldn't find ...
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A Word A Day for Korean

Does anyone know of any Korean service that sends or publishes a regular A Word A Day for native Korean speakers to expand their own vocabulary? I'm having trouble finding one, even though these are ...
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๋ชจ๋‘ versus ๋‹ค as an adverb. What is the difference in this practical example?

Is there any difference in nuance between ๋ชจ๋‘ and ๋‹ค? Are there times when it is more appropriate to use one over the other? Here is a practical example I have been looking at: ์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ค€๋น„๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ...
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How can one use the post position -(์ด)๋ผ๋“ ์ง€?

Most uses of -(์ด)๋ผ๋“ ์ง€ that I have seen are used in the context of "either this or that" ์น˜ํ‚จ์ด๋ผ๋“ ์ง€ ํ”ผ์ž๋ผ๋“ ์ง€ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ์Œ์‹์„ ๋จน๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค. (I want to eat American food, whether it be chicken or pizza). However, it ...
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What is the difference between ์Šค์Šค๋กœ and ์ž๊ธฐ?

What is the difference between ์Šค์Šค๋กœ and ์ž๊ธฐ? I recently wrote the following sentence: ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์ž๊ธฐ์˜ ๋„์ „์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. I am thinking of it as just a challenge for myself. A helpful soul helped me correct it ...
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One word sentence without space

While watching some drama, I encounter this sentence: Korean: ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๋‚˜์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹คํ™”์žฅํ’ˆ๋šœ๊ป‘์—์ฐํžŒ์ง€๋ฌธ์€๋ญ‰๊ฐœ์กŒ๋Š”๋ฐ Subtitle: The result is out. The fingerprints on the outside of the cosmetic container were smeared and could not ...