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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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Please help with the correct translation of the following words to Korean

Please help with the correct translation of the following into Korean.I am starting a Clothing brand called "Further Living" - "The Living Network". I am asking here due to the ...
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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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Is this a common romanization?

I recently read an article that employed an interesting type of romanization. Here is an example: It looks like a mix of RR and Yale that replaces digraphs like eo or ng with IPA-like characters, but ...
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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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Difference between 진실 and 성실?

진실 sincerity (towards person) 성실 sincerity, devotion (towards work\hobby\mission, etc) Am I correct? If not, can u please explain the difference in nuances?
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Confusing use of quotations (among other things)

So I am listening to TTMIK’s Iyagi #14 about Taxis where 현우 is talking with 경은 about how taxi drivers in the provinces often use 반말 in contrast to their more polite Seoul counterparts: 기분이 나쁘지 않은 게, ...
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How do you say “because” in Korean? Moreover, what are the differences and usages?

I understand that this is not an easy question to answer, so I am going to list the ones I've found. ~어서, ~아서, ~어 and ~아 ~때문에, ~기 때문에 and ~기 때문이다 ~으니까, ~니까, ~으니 and ~니 ~ㄹ까 봐서, ~ㄹ까 봐, ~을까 봐서 and ~을까 봐 ...
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Future tense for “buy”

I started learning Korean recently and I’m learning future tense. I need some help regarding my approach to a word. 사다 - to buy Since 사 ends with a vowel, I assume it’s future tense would be: 살 거예요 ...
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쓰다 + ㄴ 채 in use?

Can somebody help me with the translation of this sentence: 그런데 좀 급하게 보내느라고 모임 장소도 안 쓴 채 보냈어요. I further do not quite understand the use of ㄴ채 with 쓰다 in this case.
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사람들에 대한 조사를 했다 vs 사람들에 대해 조사했다

사람들에 대한 조사를 했다 Made investigation about people 사람들에 대해 조사했다 Investigated about people Are both sentences correct? In first 대한 used like modificator, and in second 대해 acts like conjuction. Which ...
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ㄴ지 as unsure reason?

"너무 피곤한지 옷을 입은 채 자고 있는데 깨울까요? " is translated as He fell a sleep wearing his clothes on maybe because he is too tired. Should we wake him up? Can the ㄴ지 form can also be used as an unsure ...
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About the pronunciation of 시

Is the pronunciation of 시 same as "x" as in Mandarin ? It's sound similar to me, but I'm not sure if they are exactly the same. Do they have the same tongue position and mouth shape, having ...
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Words like 호랑이/고양이/아지랭이 vs. words like 호박잎/콩잎/부엌일, what is the difference regarding the consonant(s) before the final “ㅣ”?

It all started with this song titled 호박잎 (starts at 11:02 in the video, lyrics here) on Youtube, and I noticed that the singer's pronunciation of 호박잎 is different from the supposed "standard"...
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What is the correct pronunciation of 호박잎?

Is it /호방닙/ or /호방깁?/ I think it is the first one because of there is an insertion of ㅅ and ㄴ: 호박+ㅅ+ㄴ+잎, the ㅅ disappears and the ㄱ nasalizes under the influence of ㄴ. But in this children's song ...
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Why does Samsung company name means “Three stars” and not “Three castle”?

From Wikipedia: "The Samsung Group (Korean: 삼성)" I went to Google Translate and pasted the two words: 삼 = three 성 = castle (and other options, none of them being star) If I paste them together, 삼성,...
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Why did the father climb into his own bag? (띄어쓰기 농담)

I found this: 아빠 가방에 들어 가신다. But why did he climb into his own bag?
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Meaning of 애써 아무렇다

In Sunmi's Who Am I, the first words of the song are 애써 아무렇지 않은 척 / 쿨한 척 센 척은 필요 없어 which is apparently translated as "You don't need to pretend nothing's wrong, you don't need to pretend to be ...
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Difference between 었어 and 였어

What is the difference between 었어 and 였어? Does it have anything to do with the ending sound of the word being conjugated? When should I use which one?
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How do you properly pronounce 풀?

As a native English speaker this sound is really hard for me. It's like half an "Pu" sound and half an "ool" sound. The last bit is what trips me up, how do you pronounce that &...
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Can someone make this text more “native”?

I don't know Korean very well, but it's my korean friend's birthday and I want to make a surprise to her writing this in Korean. Can any korean make this little text sound more like a native? I ...
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Korean Passive Construction

I've been going through the "howtostudykorean.com" lessons and I'm really struggling with passive construction. These examples are given as passive: 저는 그것이 기억나요! = I remember that! 저는 땀이 나요! ...
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Can particles be used with (이)라고 하다?

(이)라고 하다 is used after a noun to make an indirect quotation. For example, 저는 외국인이라고 했어요. I said that I am a foreigner. Can particles (like 도, 부터,...) be used right before (이)라고 하다? For example, are ...
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Meaning of 거짓말처럼 in this sentence

In this sentence...i see no reason for lying or lies (untruths): 그런데 마치 엘리야의 기도를 들으셔서 3년 넘은 가뭄을 끝내는 단비가 내렸던 것처럼 기도회 도중에 거짓말처럼 천둥번개와 함께 폭우가 쏟아졌습니다 Is "거짓말처럼" an idiomatic phrase? It seems ...

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