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Is there any differences between 취향, 식성, and 입맛?

Is there any differences in terms of usages and meanings? Thanks!
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What purpose does 기 serve in this context?

I was watching a Kpop group answer some questions and one of the questions they got was “what do you want to do this year?” Their answer was to meet their fans (팬 만나기). So what purpose does the 기 ...
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What’s the difference between 뵙다, 뵈다, and 보다?

I’m pretty sure they all mean to see but is the difference just in formality? I’ve seen people say that 뵙다 is the most honorific and 보다 is the least, but I’ve seen those same people say that 뵙다 can ...
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Which personal pronouns should I use with the 요 form?

I know that when I use the ㅂ니다/습니다 form, if I want to say "I" I should say "저" and I know that when I speak in 반말 I should use "나" instead. But what about the ...
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Is my understanding of 는지(도) correct?

I have been following cine21's twitter and came across this tweet and am interested in this use of 는지도 모르다. I have read howtostudykorean.com's entry on 는지(도) 모르다 but am slightly confused when the ...
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Why was 不 (etymon of 아) pronounced *An in Old Korean?

The IPA for 不 in 2021 Mandarin is pʷu4, and in 2021 Cantonese is /pɐt5. These don't sound like *An. From what did An phonologically change? Can you please expound the steps of 不's phonological ...
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Why this sentence are wrong?

I read in a Korean textbook the following sentence: 그는 대학교에 합격해서 정말 기쁘다 The textbook said this is correct. But to the next sentence 그는 대학교에 합격해서 정말 기뻤어? This textbook said that the sentence is ...
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Three instances of the 은 particle in a row

I'm having a hard time trying to guess the meaning of the third 은 in this sentence: 남산은 놉은 산은 아니지만 참 아름답습니다. I know that this sentence means "Namsan is not a tall mountain, but it's really ...
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Use of 우리 for “my”

From what I've understood, when I talk about things that are not entirely mine I have to use the term 우리. In formal situations in which I'd have to use the ㅂ니다/습니다 form do I have to use 저희 instead?
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Need help translating a Korean word

There's this word that keeps coming up in a K-Drama - pantashe or pantachi something like that. What does it mean? The subtitles keep translating it differently. When entering subtitles into Google ...
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Does 은/는 always imply contrast? How do you know when it doesn’t?

I have looked at many different sources and they seem to be saying similar things. That these particles are used for emphasis on the predicate, contrast, and old information. What I’m confused about ...
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What is the informal/impolite interrogative form of 이다?

What is the interrogative informal form of 이다? Is it 냐/이냐? I wasn't able to find this answer anywhere so here I am asking ^^
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Usage of the 요 form for verbs

If I'm talking with a friend that is a few years older than me should I use the 요 form for verbs or should I use the completely informal speech?
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How to change the following sentences into ㄴ/는대요?

I know in Korean, ㄴ/는다고 하다 can be shortened to ㄴ/는대요. However, what about sentences ending in past tense or honorifics? For example, I have the following 2 sentences: 흐어 씨는 어제 도서관에 갔다고 했어요:Huong said ...
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Should I use ㅂ니다 in the sentence “this is an apple”?

Is it correct to say "이거는 사괍니다?
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Why Korean numbers when counting forward, but Sino numbers when counting backward?

https://korean.stackexchange.com/a/159 doesn't answer my question also mooted on HiNative. This distinction feels illogical and senseless to me. What's the reason or rationale? Here's one example from ...
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Are there factors other than VOT that distinguish the three types of Korean occulsives?

I mean 예사소리 (plain), 된소리 (tense), and 거센소리 (aspirated) by "the three types", in regard of voiceless occulsives, of course. As for voice onset time (VOT), it is well-known that 된소리 (ㄲ,ㄸ,ㅃ,ㅉ) ...
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How are the honorific forms of the verb 이다 created?

From what I understood, for the present tense there are the following forms that can be used depending on the situation. Here I've made some examples of these with the verb 하다 and I've written the ...
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What does “디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요” mean?

I have a short dialogue like this: 와, 스카프네요 올가을에 유행한다고 해요. 디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요. What does "디엠 씨도 멋쟁이가 되어 보라고 드리는 거예요" mean? I can't understand this sentence because it has the ...
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Where can I find the official “Hangul orthography” and “rules on pronunciations?”

Where can I find the official “Hangul orthography and rules on pronunciations?”
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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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Looking for someone to help me translate this passage to Korean

Financial markets offer some solace: After tumbling the most in more than two months on Wednesday in the wake of the April consumer price data, the S&P 500 Index jumped on Thursday and Friday. ...
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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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