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what does 그래서 누구냐고 무러본곤데 mean?

what does “ 그래서 누구냐고 무러본곤데” exactly mean in english? i tried translating it but it said “ Replying to @Fresh_Fresh“ in english which doesn’t make sense. please help me out!
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Difference betwen the honorofics 씨 vs 시

What is the difference between the honorifics 씨 vs 시 when used at the end of a name? 씨 as an honorific: https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/honorific-titles/ 시 as an honorific: https://en.wiktionary....
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What is the difference between ~ 수 있다 and 순 있다?

I was watching a show and it seem like there is a slight difference between them. So the conversation was A:3번 파트 할 수 있어? B:저요? 할 순 있어요. I get it that 순 is a short form of 수는 but why would you word it ...
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Meaning(s) of 덮치다?

I'm wondering if somebody could give me a comprehensive definition of the word 덮치다? I figured it's to do with attacking / invading, but if someone could give me a concise definition that would be ...
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What does 있어서는 안 되는데. mean?

What does 있어서는 안 되는데. mean? For full context the content is: 석진: 그래서, 오늘 경은 누나가 오늘 회사를 안 나왔죠? 현우: 사실은 회사에 오다가 아파서 다시 집으로 돌아갔어요. 이런 안타까운 일이. 있어서는 안 되는데. 지금 아파요. 많이 아파요. 그래서 이 주제를 생각하게 됐어요. 건강이 정말 중요한데,...
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Need help understanding a bad quality audio clip, help please

This is the audio clip I'm talking about. I really appreciate your help, thanks in advance!
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Why is ㅂ sometimes pronounced as ㅁ? What are the rules?

I'm brand new to learning Korean -- I have studied a little bit of Hangul to learn the sounds, and I just started Lesson 1 of Elementary Korean, 2nd ed. by King & Yeon. In this lesson there is a ...
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Unusual hangeul syllables in 1920's handwritten Korean?

(This is a question about handwritten Korean, I don't have enough reputation to create a new tag for handwriting.) My Korean grandfather's notebook contains a chronology of the places he went while ...
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How many words does 지겹다 require?

It seems 지겹다 is a 두 자리 서술어: 나는 여캐가 지겹다. I'm bored of female characters. If 지겹다 is a 두 자리 서술어 in this context, it will mean 여캐가 is the 보어. But I've once been taught that the only words that require a ...
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Nuance of using ~야 되다 in a request

I am watching 사랑의 불시착 aka Crash Landing On You. About five minutes into the first episode, the main character's father is revealed by her brother to be released from jail, to which her brother says: ...
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Where does 나름 come from?

The word 나름, as in ~기 나름이다 or 나름대로, appears to be formed by nominalizing 나르다. Is this the correct etymology or does 나름 come from something else?
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Meaning of ~드랬다

I was watching some program today and somebody said '내 마우스에서 나왔드랬죠'. I'm wondering what the '드랬다'part of this means. Does it just have the same meaning as '다고 했다'? Thanks.
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How to tell syllables apart

I’ve just started to learn Korean, so I might be asking something that’s obvious... but I sometimes struggle how to do syllabication when it comes to writing. For example ‘kakyeok’ I thought would be ...
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Why is 우 often romanized as "woo"?

Especially with names I have often seen this romanization, but also with other words. Here is an example where the word 우리 is transliterated as "woori". Other examples are the Korean bank &...
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Is the sentence 오늘(은) 제 생일입니다 right?

Is the sentence 오늘(은) 제 생일입니다 right? And if it is, what is the meaning of 제 in this sentence?
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What does 연화 mean?

I purchased the reword app and have found some odd translations. Particularly, 연화, which is being translated as "soft currency." Google translate translates it as softening, a google image ...
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Found a character on a texture and need help identifying it

I noticed on a texture I found there was this (what I presume is a) Korean character. For a while, this was what I was looking for: I managed to find a better picture: Although still not super clear....
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사무치다 뼈저리다 meaning

I'm trying to determine a suitable meaning for 사무치다 and 뼈저리다 in English. I understand that they have the meaning that some emotion is really strong/intense but can't find a translation in English. ...
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Why are the unaspirated (ㅂㅈㄷㄱㅅ) and aspirated (ㅋㅌㅊㅍ) consonants ordered differently on 두벌식 (dubeolsik) keyboard layout?

When I was first learning to type Hangul, I quickly found a lot of logic in the 두벌식 layout. Consonants on the left, jamo that can be doubled in the top row, nasals in the middle, aspirated in the ...
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Is ~려고 하면 and ~려면 synonym?

I have seen two grammatical structure to mean ‘if you attempt to do ~’. However, I’m not sure if these two grammars mean the exact same thing, or have slightly different nuances. So is there any ...
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How do you write “conquer” in Korean?

I want to get a tattoo in Korean that means “conquer”. Conquer as in overcoming a weakness or conquering your fears. Please let me know. Thank you for your help!
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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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Composing sentences

How do I compose a sentences using -아/어요, -ㅂ니다, -고 싶어요, -지 마세요 and -러 가요. Can someone please explain and show me examples? I’m really desperate
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How to translate a Chinese name 泽 to Korean?

I would like to convert my name to korean, but I am having trouble with "泽" which can be 석 or 택. I would assume the name would be 하석민 or 하택민 after conversion. Does it matter which one I use?
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What is the difference between 가장 and 제일?

They both mean "most" (I think?) so what's the difference between them? Are they interchangeable?
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What does 까지 mean after a date ? Is the expiry date for distribution or for consumption?

I bought 불닭떡볶이 and below the packaging is printed 2020.07.16 까지 And today it's 2020.07.17, so can I eat safely or the product is expired?
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The function of 만 in 바라만보다 and difference from 바라보다

After coming by the expression 바라만 보다, 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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How to use the grammar 을/ㄹ 게 아니라?

It looks like the future form of 는 게 아니라, I just want to know how different are its nuances compared to 는 게 아니라. It's difficult to find examples, so that's something that has kept me from fully ...
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Meaning of proverb 어물전 망신은 꼴뚜기가 시킨다

What is this 속담 (어물전 망신은 꼴뚜기가 시킨다) supposed to mean? What is its literal meaning? From what I understand, it is sort of an equivalent of the English proverb "one bad apple spoils the bunch", ...
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Words similar to 대여섯?

I know that 대여섯 means five or six, but I'm wondering why the '대' takes the meaning of 'five' here? Are there other words similar to this that mean 'A and A+1'. Thanks a lot.
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Meaning of 머슴살이 and origin?

I've come across the word 머슴살이 and read in the dictionary that it means doing farm work. But looking around on the internet I'm not sure if there's some sort of historical meaning associated with the ...
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Why does 오다 turn into 와요?

Sorry if it's a stupid question, I've picked up the Talk To Me In Korean Real Life Conversations E-Book as previously advised in my first question on here. There could just be several grammatical ...
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Meaning of 마지노선?

I'd like to know about the meaning and usage of 마지노선. Of course, I know that this literally means Maginot Line, but I also know it must have another meaning for everyday conversation. I saw this in a ...
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Meaning of 열악하다?

Just a simple question this time! :D What is the meaning of 열악하다? From what I figured it means poor (quality) or to be deteriorated, but I'd like to check what it means. Thanks in advance!
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What's the difference between 곁에 and 곁엔?

so 곁에 and 곁엔 are pronounced differently but is there a difference in meaning? google translate says the first one means 'beside' and the second one is 'by the side' so I'm confused, how is it ...
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Meaning of 농담이 심하다

This expression appeared on my vocabulary textbook as a collocation of the word "joke" 농담(弄談). What I could not understand is the exact meaning of 심하다(甚하다) in this collocation. Does is it ...
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What app do you prefer for flashcard use, pre-made?

There are plenty of Topik and flashcard apps but I'm being picky. I want decks of smaller sizes that cover most of the TOPIK books. I specifically want an app that keeps track of the flashcards I don'...
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Is it possible to use the honorific 으시 in the plain form?

I'm aware the plain form or 해라체 is an impersonal form, so it would be rarely correct to use honorifics in plain form. However, I've found some instances in some textbooks in which saying (으)신다 is ...
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I want to translate the title of a Korean children's reader into English

The title is 떼쓰지말고 말하렴. I searched several dictionaries fruitlessly to find a verb spelled 떼쓰다.
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I am studying from Yonsei University textbook which has no answers and I need to know which sentence is correct: 창문을 닫아주십시오 or 창문을 닫어주십시오?

Which sentence is correct: 창문을 닫아주십시오 or 창문을 닫어주십시오?
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Negative Sentences [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between 지 않다 and the short form 안 to negate a sentence. • Why 안 can only be used to selected verb/adjective? And what are those verbs/adjectives in general? • Between the ...
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Image Provided - Why is 는 used in only one if the following answers but both are correct?

In the pictures shown I am learning korean using the app lingodeer and its been great and I understand why things are done alot of the time, but here : Why is 는 only used in one of the answers when ...
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Difference between Patchim swallowing & consonant shift

I didn't quite understand what the difference between Patchim swallowing & consonant shift is. Please explain with simple English and examples
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How to express " I had already quit this company at the end of May 2020." in Korean?

I've been creating my resume in Korean and I'd like to write my experience next I'm not sure how to express below sentence in Korean. " I had already quit this company at the end of May 2020.&...
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Extended consonant sounds in Korean

I noticed that many Korean speakers in order to emphasize some words tend to make the syllables longer and more intense (pretty much just like any other language). But this applies specially some to ...
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Meaning and grammar of 매달리다 and hand gestures

In this song lyrics there is the phrase "이제와 울고불고 매달리지마". What I can get from the sentence is something on the lines of "quit crying around", but I am not sure. Also, what role does the particle 와 ...
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Meaning of 난 in 해가지고난후

I just encountered the phrase: 해가지고난후 In which I interpreted as After the sun sets. 해가지다 means sunset, and 후 means after. I also understand that the connecting particle 고 is like "and" in English. ...
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Does removing 요 makes the sentence informal?

I am just confused with the role of 요 in the sentence, does removing it makes it informal? Example: 나는 사과를 샀어. 저는 사과를 샀어요. I assume both of the sentence is correct? Thank you!
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Do you add still use 네/당신 when using the conjugation 어때?

I am just a bit confused when using 어때, I have read in some blogs online that some of them no longer uses "your" or 네/당신 when using 어때. Example: Do I use 형은 어때 or 네 형은 어때? when I'm asking about my ...
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What grammar is being used in "자나 깨나"

So in a film I am watching, a teacher is warning another male teacher to be careful while working at an all-girls high school: 자나 깨나 여자 조심 "Whether Asleep or awake, be careful of girls" ...

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