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거래처 possible meanings

I have a question about possible meanings of 거래처. In my textbook, it's defined as "client", but from the example sentence below, it seems like it can refer to a place as well. 빨리 갑시다. 거래처에서 ...
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What is the difference between 잘 살아봐요 vs 잘 살아요?

I see both positive and negative connotations for both. What is the nuance between the two?
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Is there an easy way to remember when to use ㅐ vs. ㅔ?

Okay, I did see When to use ㅐ, ㅒ as opposed to ㅔ,ㅖ? . But as of today that discussion is only about pronunciation, analogous situations in English, and history. On the problem of how to tell which, ...
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육, 륙 or 뉵 for number 6?

I have a doubt concerning how to properly write the digit 6 in hangeul. As far as I understood, its pronunciation varies between 육 and 뉵, but it's never written 뉵. I saw an extract from an older ...
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Meaning of 앞으로 남고 뒤로 밑지다

'앞으로 벌고 뒤로 손해본다'라고도 표현되는 것 같던데 현재 값어치/현금 유동성과 관련된 말인 것 같습니다만 정확히 어떤 의미로 쓰이는지 해석 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다. It seems to have something to do with the time value of money, but I can't wrap my head around it. Will ...
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What does "운전기사, 식모살이나 하는 주제에!!" mean?

I was reading a manhwwa when someone said "운전기사, 식모살이나 하는 주제에!" angrily to the protagonist. The protagonist's parents are a chauffer and a maid, so I think she is saying "The driver, ...
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Korean Name westernisation and addressing someone

I understand that typically Korean Names are in the format LastName FirstName, and the first name often has two characters (words). I have a LinkedIn connection that I want to email, and they have ...
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Does Korean have short expressions like German's schadenfreude or Japanese Ikigai?

I'm looking to study Korean, and am interested in language in general, and was curious if Korean had any such short expressions that represents a larger feeling/story.
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Is this old music video really from North Korea as opposed to South Korea?

When looking at this music video, apparently decades old, claimed to be from North Korea, I'm somewhat puzzled. Something about the office, the computers, the subway and how people dress and act makes ...
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Would this make sense in a religious context?

I want to say in a prayer to God "It's worth it, right? I want to see you." Based on some YouTube videos I have pieced this together: "힘들었지만 값진 일이었어, 지요? 보고싶습니다." The context of ...
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Thank you for your Patience to a Teacher

I have a Korean teacher that is very nice and Patient with me especially, as I'm trying to learn. How do I say, "Thank you for your Patience" I read this, but this seems more like a ...
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What does 부르노니 mean?

So I started watching 백설 공주와 일곱 난쟁이 and the Evil Queen says to the magic mirror: 캄캄한 어둠과 바람 속에서 내 너를 부르노니 나와 대답하여라. I'm trying to figure out exactly what is happening with '부르노니'. I understand that ...
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In the following sentences, are the pairs of prepositions 와/과 and 에게, 을/를 and 에게 correct and completely interchangeable, right?

I have sentence as follows: 저는 친구들과 연락을 해요 and 저는 친구들에게 연락을 해요 (I'm in touch with my friends) 나는 친구들을 도와줬어요 and 나는 친구들에게 도와줬어요 (I helped my friends) In this sentences, are the pairs of ...
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"Hello World" in Korean

I'm making a "Hello World" computer science shirt with multiple translations of the phrase "Hello World". What's the best translation for this in Korean?
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Giyeok ㄱ at bottom of syllable pronounced as th

Someone told me that ㄱ giyeok at the bottom end of syllable is pronounced as th sound. Is this true?
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Why do you say 먹었을 때 instead of 먹은 때

I am trying to make sense of the grammar behind ~ㄹ/을 때 for past sentences. As far as I know, ~ㄹ/을 때 is making use of the future tense modifier, used for example for the common construction ~(으)ㄹ 거예요, ...
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Why is ㅈ realized differently in 맞아요 than ㅊ in 꽃아니요?

I am completely new to Korean, so this question might just be the result of me hearing sounds incorrectly. I watched FluentForever’s videos on pronunciation and spelling rules to get a first approach ...
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What does "다며" mean in this text

I have a text as follows: 오랜만에 고등학교 때 단짝이었던 친구를 만났다. 이런저런 이야기를 하던 중 그 친구는 나에게 볼 만한 사진 전시회가 있다며 같이 가 보지 않겠냐고 물었다 What does "다며" mean in this text
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Can the 는 be replaced in 는 동안(에)?

Can the 는 be replaced with ㄴ/은/던 for past and ㄹ/을 for future? The way I see it, it’s (noun)+동안, and the 는 makes the verb a noun. So the other ways should work, right? However, I haven’t been able to ...
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How to say "Save yourselves!" in Korean?

What is a natural way to say "Save yourselves!" in Korean? Context: someone yelling this to his friends when danger is imminent, and they can leave everything and everyone behind.
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열 짱라고요? (열 + 장 = 열 짱?)

I was watching a drama and the character who was buying lottery tickets said: 열 장이요 but it sounded to my ears like /열 짱이요/. I have never seen fortis (i.e. tensing) happen this way and would like ...
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Why is 이해합니다 pronounced as ihaehamnida?

이해합니까 looks like it should should be pronounced as ihaehabnida but it's actually ihaehamnida What rule causes the ㅂ in 합 to change from a b sound to an m sound?
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What do 인 사상 and 다 싶으리 mean in the passage below?

I have a text as follows: 그러나 이 중에서 현대 한국인들의 사고에 큰 영향을 끼치고 있는 사상은 뭐니 뭐니 해도 조선 시대의 국교였던 유교라고 할 수 있다. 유교는 중국의 춘추 시대에 살았던 사상가 공자(기원전 551~479년)의 사상을 기본으로 한다. 공자는 첫째로, 항상 어진 마음을 가지고 생활해야 한다는 인 사상과 둘째로, ...
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When to use ㄴ/은 듯이 and when to use 았/었듯이?

I have been learning about the 듯이 structure. However, when I use it with the past tense, I see two expressions: ㄴ/은 듯이 and 았/었듯이. For example I have the following sentences: 친구가 화가 난 듯이 나를 쳐다보았다 친구가 ...
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why does the author use the 아/어라 structure in the commands highlighted below?

I'm studying an advanced Korean book. The book contains the following passage: 돈을 모으는 가장 쉬운 재테크는 자신이 가지고 있는 통장 관리를 어떻게 하느냐에 있다. 통장 관 리가 재테크의 기본이 되는 것이다. 자신의 통장을 용도별, 유형별로 잘 나누거나 합칠 필요가 있다. 통장 관리만 잘해도 ...
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"재 한구거는 안 좋아요." Can I say it like this?

I know I can say "재 한구거는 좋지 않아요", but can I also use 안?
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Difference between 혼자서 and 혼자

I am trying to understand the difference in usage between 혼자서 and 혼자. In particular, I have come across this sentence "아이가 혼자서 잘 놉니다" which is translated as "The girl plays well by ...
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What is the difference between 어때 and 어떻게?

I mostly understand the difference between them (what do you think about xx vs. how yy), but I’ve seen the sentence 그 여자에 대해 어떻게 생각해요? Does this mean that 어떻게 can also be used to say “what do you ...
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Differentiating-아/어서

This can be used as a temporal particle for related events—e.g. I cut the apples and then ate them—or as a particle to express cause—e.g. I am hungry so I want to eat. Thus, is there a reliable way to ...
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-기 vs -음 vs -은/는/을것

There doesn't seem to be a full elaboration of the nuances and uses between these three anywhere on the internet (in English for English → Korean learners). So I would like to ask here if someone more ...
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Is this Internet comment on how to distinguish 은/는 and 이/가 correct?

Like many other Korean learners, I also have a hard time distinguishing 은/는 and 이/가. Then I researched on the internet about this problem and found a video about it. You can watch that video below: ...
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The native understanding of 이/그/저-러/렇-다

I’ve been very interested in figuring out how natives understand these words. How being by what way are they conceptually understood and used. That is to say, when reading—or saying—something like 그런데 ...
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What does 얘오 mean after a name?

In the Korean show The Secret Life of My Secretary, when the character Veronica Park introduces herself, she says her name "Veronica Park" (pronounced like an English speaker), followed ...
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What do these korean workplace titles mean?

I'm here to ask a question, what do 실장 and 팀장 mean in a company scale like celebrity agency? Thanks in advance
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Why does Wikipedia and Wiktionary list [mʷəː] as the pronunciation for 뭐?

I've noticed that some articles on Wikipedia and Wiktionary on Korean claim that the Korean word 뭐 is transcribed as [mwɘ(ː)] in IPA, with [ɘ] being the IPA symbol for the close-mid central unrounded ...
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형이다마는 in this sentence is wrong, right?

I am learning the ㄴ/는다마는 structure, and i have a sentence as follows: 그 사람이 내 형이다마는 서로 얼굴을 안 본 지 오래되었어요. (That person is my brother, but we haven't seen each other for a long time) As far as I ...
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Meaning of Korean phrases structure suffixes

Do korean structure suffixes have any meaning alone or they only have meaning when used with verbs, adjectives, etc? For example V+곤 하다. Does "곤 하다" have any meaning alone as an expression? ...
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Can (으)ㄹ바에는 and 기보다 be completely interchangeable?

i have 2 sentence as follows: 맛없는 밥을 먹을 바에는 차라리 굶는 것이 더 낫습니다.(Better to starve than to eat tasteless rice) 그 사람이랑 여행을 갈 바에는 차라리 그냥 집에 있겠어요 (If I have to go on a trip with him, I would rather just ...
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Is there a repetition sign in Hangul?

By repetition sign, I mean something that is like 々 in Japanese and Chinese. In both Japanese and Chinese, 々 can be used to suggest a repetition of the previous character. For example, 人人 can be ...
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Destructuring Korean characters

what i'm trying to do is get some korean verb or adjective and turn it to it's dictionary form. So let's say that someone typed '추워요', which is the adjective for cold. It's dictionary form is '춥다'. Is ...
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What is the difference, if any, between 필업 and 졸업?

I learned a word 필업식 but I'm not sure what is the difference between 필업 and 졸업. So far I have only heard the word 졸업. Is there any difference, even just a subtle nuance, between these two words?
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Spacing rules for the verb 이다

Recently I was studying and saw the verb 이다 being written along with the object, like 저는 한국 사람입니다, but I have also seen it written apart (as I thought was the correct form), like this 저는 한국 사람 입니다. ...
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Could someone clarify the use of -(아/어)하다 with adjectives?

I know that (아/어)하다 is used for other people’s desires (3rd person). For 1st and 2nd, you would just use the regular form. However, it is acceptable to use (아/어)하다 in 1st person if you are referring ...
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Which is the correct verb for ‘to correct (straighten) one’s uniform’?

Using zKorean, I came across numerous entries when searching for the verb ‘to correct’: 정정하다 (jeongjeonghada) 정오하다 (jeong-o-hada) 첨삭하다 (cheomsaghada) 교정하다 (gyojeonghada) 수정하다 (sujeonghada) 보정하다 (...
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So, I found this word (한 ) / HAN / HANN. I first encountered it on a KPOP song ((G)-IDLE). Can I use it?

I wanted to use the (한 ) / HAN / HANN word as the title of my story. But, when I searched the meaning of that word I got the results that it is rooted in Korean culture, I wanted to ask if it's okay ...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

Previously I thought there is no structural difference between adjectives and verbs in Korean, since all Korean words which are translated as adjectives into English are actually verbs which express ...
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Is there a pronunciation exercise for ㄹ. (I am a French native speaker)

I understand the general pronunciation rules for the consonant ㄹ but my problem is that I'm not able to pronounce the Korean ㄹ when it should be between the American R and L. I am a native French ...
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Why 갖다 instead of 가져 in "차를 갖다 드릴까요"

Even though I've already asked a question about 갖다 as shown here, I just stumbled upon a usage of 갖다 which I find intriguing. The concerned phrase is 차를 갖다 드릴까요?. I know this means "Shall I bring ...
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갖다 vs 가지다: much like 해 instead of 하?

I'm a post-beginner in Korean. Before I go to the point, I guess I should summarize what I know about Korean grammar likely related to this question. I know that, in Korean, the radical of the verbs (...
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How is the word '등' used in this sentence?

등's definition is: a bound noun used to indicate that there are other things of the same kind as the thing that was just mentioned. 우크라이나 수도 키우프 제2 도시 하리코프에 집중 포격을 가하는 등 공격의 고삐를 늦추지 않았습니다. I can't ...
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