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Is there a hangul syllable frequency list? (or most common every day hangul syllables?)

I want to create a hangul font but as I'm not going to do the full unicode block in one shot (or even at all) so I figured I could start with the most common/used syllables and release incremental ...
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How is the honorific informal form of verbes created?

From what I understood, if I want to talk about my teacher with my friend I have to use the honorific informal form, but how do I create this form? Do I just remove 다 from the verb to then make it ...
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Are the counters in the same word of the numbers?

I don't understand if the counters are in the same word of the numbers, for example do I write 한개 or 한 개?
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Using the subject marker with 있어요

I have seen these sentences in my textbook (Korean Made Easy for Beginners): 이 근처에 화장실 있어요? 마크 씨, 동생 있어요? So, I wonder if we could use the subject marker here: 이 근처에 화장실이 있어요? 마크 씨, 동생이 있어요? If ...
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About 게 and 거예요

I know that when 게 is used in a sentence, it means the speaker is somehow being affected and then decides what is going to do. But how about when 게 is used in a question. What is the difference ...
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Translation of "Pledge"

I have to write a text in Korean. In this text I must have a "Pledge" section where I must promise that I take full responsibility for what is presented in this text, however I don't know ...
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불안(不安) 부(不), 안(安) why is this liul inserted?

I know hangul was originally written as Kanji. 불안 should be written as 부안, because 부 is "不", 안 is "安". Why is 부안 written as 불안?
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Difference between 결림 vs 쑤심

Im confused with meaning of 결림. Is it "stabbing pain" (like a needle) or "stiff part of body" (like when every slow move is hard and painful)? Or does it mean both? Same with 쑤씸. ...
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되 conjugated: 돼, 되어 both acceptable?

For verbs ending in 되다: Can all such verbs conjugated as ~돼 for the infinitive form? And similarly can all such verbs also be conjugated as ~되어 for the infinitive form? Does it depend on the verb as ...
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Pronunciation of ㄷ(ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅌ, ㅊ, ㅆ, ㅉ) before ㄱ

I can't find information about right pronunciation of patchim ㄷ(ㅅ, ㅆ, ㅈ, ㅉ, ㅌ, ㅊ) before ㄱ. From what I can hear ㄷ should be silent. But I am not sure about it. For example in words like 웃겨 I hear 우껴 ...
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Are 있다 and 계시다 always interchangeable?

I learned that for 존댓말 you should replace 있다 with 계시다, however it seems like most of the examples are in relation to where someone is (such as 할아버지께 댁에 계세요). Can you also use 계시다 for possession? Can ...
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Can someone translate this "요즘 모하고지내요!" please

Can someone translate this in english "요즘 모하고지내요!"
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For 막— , how does "rough, low quality" semantically appertain to "last, final"?

The meanings of "rough, low quality" and "last, final" feel UNrelated to me. What semantic field underlies these meanings? Just because something is "last, final" doesn't ...
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What books or reliable websites list commonly used Sino-Korean vocabulary in 2021?

My boss is curious how much Modern Korean he can recognize from his fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin. He plans to start by learning solely Hanja, obviously to take advantage of his fluent Cantonese ...
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How do I read a tilde “~” in Korean?

I'm learning Korean and noticed that Korean contains a lot of phrases with the Tilde "~" . For example the sentence: 여행지의 기본 정보를 알아본 후 여행 상품을 2~3개 정도 고릅니다. I see this Tidle "~" ...
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the sound change following ㄹ

According to Naver dictionary, 볼거리 [볼꺼리] vs 갈기다 [갈기다] 일당 [일땅] vs 일다 [일:다] (For this pair, I guess it is because 일 in the second one is long. If that is true, since many Koreans do not differentiate ...
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Sticky Rice Culture (Korea) vs. Fluffy Rice Culture (West)

In a book I am reading, there is a reference to Korea as being '자 진밥 문화' (찹 쌀) and the U.S. '메진밥 문화'. The analogy seems to fit, but I have never heard of these phrases. Would the average Korean know ...
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What is wrong with: 저는 펜을 있어요

The sentence in the subject line is one of the four choices given in Question #1 of the the first mini-test of HTSK - the objective is identify the one and only one sentence with correct particle ...
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How do you say "Damsel in distress" in Korean?

Damsel in distress is used as a phrase to mean a woman who needs to be rescued by a man. Damsel is a woman with victim mentality.
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A ㅜ that looks like a ㄱ, a bit confusing, is this common?

It took me a long time to figure out the first syllable is actually 우, for me it looked like ㅁㄱ although that would not be a real syllable, and neither would be ㅇㄱ. It's not ambiguous but still ...
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How do you express betrayal

when should you use 배신 and 배반 ?
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What is the correct spelling for the ITF term ‘yon moo son’ meaning 'diagram'?

Background and question As is well known, ITF spelling of taekwon-do terminology is all over the place. In my experience, the following variants are the most prevalent: Double consonants are rarely ...
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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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What does this mean in regards to shelf life on a product? [duplicate]

What does 17 년 10 월 까지 mean in terms of shelf life on a product?
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Beginner learner of Hangul seeking clarifications

My goal is to learn all Hangul letters and their combinations in order to understand words I encounter and speak more fluently Korean. For this reason I have made the following, it is my own personal ...
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words about korean mythological creatures

I would like to know whats the word for "korean mythological creatures" in general and what groups are they divided into (such as ghosts, yokai, deities) and the korean words for that. Thank ...
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What does 수면풍 and 자연풍 mean on my Korean fan settings?

Living in Korea, I’ve never really changed my standing fan setting other than the fan speed but I keep accidentally pressing the 바람모드 button and turning on “수면풍”, “자연풍” or “off”. I couldn’t really ...
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Does foreknowledge of Cantonese, rather than Mandarin, assist you more in learning Korean?

This r/korean comment answers my question as "yes", but it contains factual errors like "Cantonese is also much closer to Middle Chinese than Mandarin is". This r/linguistics ...
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Don't Spicy Finger Me!

I slapped a Korean friend on the back, and he said, "때리지 마" and something about spicy. I thought i heard him say 손 or maybe it was 손가락...and the verb 매워. I asked him about it, and he laughed ...
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Scared vs Scary

In English, the sentences "I am scared" and "I am scary" have almost opposite meanings. However, every translator I have seen translates them both the same way: "나는 무서워요"....
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How do you say 'Are you laughing?' in Korean + Verb Question

I'm a few weeks into learning Korean and I learned how to write statemnts and questions via (습니 까 & 습니다). We take verbs, drop the -다 and apply the correct formula. However, my textbook also showed ...
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What is the meaning of 번져질지 모를 and what construction is it?

우리 전략군은 언제 실전으로 번져질지 모를 준엄한 정세의 요구에 맞게 고도의 격동상태를 유지하고 일단 명령이 내리면 즉시즉각에 화성포마다 멸적의 불줄기를 뿜을 수 있게 기동준비, 진지준비, 기술준비, 타격준비를 빈틈없이 갖추고 있다. In this example, what does 번져질지 모르다 mean and what construction does -...
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What is the meaning of 수상 in 수상보안​간부학교?

I guess, 수상보안​간부학교 is the school name. What does 수상 mean? I searched in the dictionary, and it has several usages. I doubt that it means senior school or prize-awarded school. Does somebody know?
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What does ...지군 하다 mean? When is it used?

What is ...지군 하다 ending used for? For example, 이어지군 하는데 or 하였다. 자기 일터에 대한 많고많은 자랑을 하나둘 꼽아갈 때마다 종업원들의 이야기는 저도모르게 직장장에 대한 이야기로 이어지군 하였다.
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제 번역을 확인해 주시길 바랍니다~

한국인 분들~ 다음 내용의 문법, 어휘 이용, 조사 등을 확인해 주시길 바랍니다!!!~ 감사합니다~ 베트남-한국: 25년간의 성공적인 협력 1992년 12월 22일에 베트남과 한국은 공식적으로 외교관계를 수립했습니다. 이는 양국 관계의 기반을 다지는 중요한 계기입니다. 지난 25년간 베트남과 한국은 강력한 발전을 달성했으며 모든 분야에서 큰 성과를 ...
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When we can use the construction ...로 하여금?

그로 하여금 편지를 쓰게 하다 - to make him write a letter. Can't we just use 그가 편지를 쓰게 하다?
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What is the meaning of 담겨져있다?

담기다 means to be put, so it's already a passive voice. But what means 담겨지다 and 담겨져있다? Where they can be used?
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Difference between 타다 and 타고 가다

I have learnt that 타다 means "to take" and "타고 가다" means "to take and go". But sometimes I see that these two are used interchangeably. e.g. Is the following translation ...
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Difference between 모르다 and 몰라하다

What's the difference between 모르다 and 몰라하다? Some adjectives can form verbs by adding -어/여/아 하다, but in this case, 모르다 is verb.
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What is construction of 그러시고는?

What means 그러시고는 (I guess, it means "after that") and what construction it has? E.g. 그러시고는 몸소 그 탁아소를 찾아주시였다 I guess, it is formed by verb 그렇다, but does the "h" disappear before 시?
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Does 면서 need both subjects to be the same?

가스를 사용하는 가정이 늘면서 가스 사고가 많이 발생하고 있다. 이것은 경제 상황이 나빠지면서 대학생들이 안정적인 직장을 원하게 된 것으로 보인다. 주식 시장이 활성화되면서 국내 경기가 더욱 호황을 누리고 있다. According to all articles teaching Korean I have seen so far, and my textbooks, ...
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What does 덩그러니 mean in the sentence 또 덩그러니 내게 남겨져있어?

I'm searching for the meaning of 덩그러니 word as I'm not able to find any correct meaning for this word. So can you please help me?
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만 vs 는/은 Difference in meaning

I thought I understood to some extent how the topic marking particle (는/은) worked, but I came across these two examples and now it's confused me again. 1.오늘만 일찍 왔어요 2.오늘은 일찍 왔어요 The way I translated ...
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Distinguish length of vowels?

I'm a native Korean speaker and have lived almost all my life in Seoul. I have thought that distinguishing meanings of words by the lengths of vowels have almost disappeared. But I recently heard that ...
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Confusion with 대 for quoted speech (please correct my sentences!)

She said she'll come later 나중에 온대 She said she was late 늦었대 She said she wasn't feeling well so she won't be going to class tomorrow 얘가 아파서 내일에 학교에 안 간대 I said I'm eating 먹는대 먹는다고 He said he ate it ...
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What does the word 지방근무 mean?

What does 지방근무 가능 mean? I found it in research-related job requirement. Is it similar to 잡무? Is there any negative meaning in this word? Dictionary suggests "fat" and "area" for 지방,...
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Difference and Sound Change

Hi I have a question about: 갇, 갓, 갔, 같 Why do these all romanize to gat, and what is the sound change between them (how can I decipher one from the other)?
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누구 omission of the subject marker

"누구예요?" In the following question/use of 누구, I was wondering several things: Why do we not use the subject marking particle 가 next to 누구? My understanding is that 누구 is not considered a ...
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공시가격 열람 - reviewing of official price?

공시가격 열람 - what is the meaning of 열람? In the dictionary, its translated like "reading". I assume in this context it means "review" of official price, right? Deciding whether the ...
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How is the polite particle 요 pronounced?

To me it sounds more like 여 (wider mouth) when used at the end of words, while standalone or mid-word 요 is pronounced with a more closed mouth. Example https://soundcloud.com/talktomeinkorean/ttmik-...

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