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Why is it 쓰는, 읊은 in #1 and #2 not 쓴 , 읊는 respectively?

Here are the definitions of two words from Naver dictionary. 표제: 서책의 겉에 쓰는 그 책의 이름 정가: 사랑을 읊은 노래 Why is it 쓰는, 읊은 in #1 and #2 not 쓴 , 읊는 respectively? Another example about 가진, 가지는: ...
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Usage of subject markers and topic markers

Q1: In certain sentences, either the subject or topic marker can be used for a particular noun, depending on the context and nuance. For example: 내 남동생이 예전에 노란 카나리아 한 마리를 키웠었는데, 아빠가 실수로 죽였어. 왜냐면 ...
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Why is 다 required in the sentence (like 내렸다는, 알았다면)?

In the following sentence: 지하철에서 내리자마자 물건을 놓고 내렸다는 것을 알았다면 내린 시간과 내린 곳의 정확한 위치를 확인하고서 바로 역무실에 가서 이야기하면 됩니다. 버스나 택시에 물건을 놓고 내렸을 때도 7일 이후에는 경찰 유실물 센터로 보내진다는 사실을 기억하시면 좋겠습니다. (연세한국어 듣기와 읽기 3-1 p. 59) ...
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Conjugation of 이시다

Could you please tell me if this is correct? 이다 --> 이시다 Present tense 야 / 이야 --> 셔 / 이셔 예요 / 이에요 --> 세요 / 이세요 인다 --> 이시다 입니다 --> 이십니다 Past tense 였어 --> 였셔 였어요 --> 였세요 였다 --> ...
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What's the difference between 할 수 있다 and 할 수 있어?

I don't get the difference between 할 수 있다 and 할 수 있어. (다 and 어). I want to write ‘I can do it’. I want to do a tattoo but I don't know which one is proper one?
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Is there a saying in Korean that "tall people are dull", or something like that?

There is a children's song in Korea called 맞아 맞아. It begins like this: 키크면 싱겁다는 옛날얘기가 맞아맞아 정말맞아 꼭맞아 (See here for the full lyrics.) I was struggling to figure out its meaning and this is what I ...
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When to use 별로 vs 그리?

In the following sentences (from duolingo): 그것은 그리 안 좋아요. I used 별로 instead of 그리 and got wrong. But I'm not sure what is the difference between them and when I should use one over the other. ...
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Question about this Korean slang term

Can someone help? A friend of mine came across this term. 하나 만들지 His girlfriend from Korea texted it to a friend when she was visiting the US. He thinks it might be very derogatory and even racist. ...
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Can someone explain about 온(溫)?

I was reading a comic but then come this part about this region... i found it on korean dict but don't quite understand: 우리나라 성(姓)의 하나. 본관은 경주(慶州), 금구(金溝), 청주(淸州) 등 10여 본이 현존한다. Or you can give me ...
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Please help me translate this sentence

What does it means? And please explain to me every words meaning and every particles used in this : 어쩐지, 좋은 느낌이 드는 여자야. 약간 그리운 느낌도 들고.
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Mean of 그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야 in a deeper sense?

What does ‘그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야’ mean in English? I saw the pronunciation of it, but the translation from Korean to English sounds off. If anyone knows please let me know. Also, a better way to pronounce ...
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what do these words mean? 들어군요, 찬다는, 하다가제, 어케, 몰아가기,정, 천리마띠로,묶는, 이내, 정조 글씨

들어군요, 찬다는, 하다가제, 어케, 몰아가기,정, 천리마띠로,묶는, 이내, 정조 글씨 동기 언니가 CCTV 확인해 보자고 확인하러 가려는 찰나에 갑자기 동기 오빠가 손을 [[슥]] 들어군요. 그래서 제가 자리에 멈춰서 쳐다만 보고 있으니까 기가 [[찬다는]] 표정으로 그래서 아 저는 진짜 진짜 괜찮다고 이런 실랑이를 계속 [[하다가제]] 등을 ...
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Is the use of Hanja in Korean associated with Traditional (rather than simplified) Chinese characters?

Is the use of Hanja in Korean associated with Traditional (rather than simplified) Chinese characters? Or, in written Korean, would it seem normal to render Sino-Korean words using simplified Chinese ...
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grammar 만들어: 우리는 매년 가족들과 송편을 만들어 먹어요

우리는 매년 가족들과 송편을 만들어 먹어요. I am a bit confused with the grammar used in 만들어 as above. What is the grammar point relating to 어 in 만들어 here? Thanks.
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Are there korean verbs which admit optionaly direct object complements?

피우다 needs a direct object complement. 가다 prohibits direct object complement. Are there korean verbs which admit optionaly direct object complements ?
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Silver Mark Translation Help

I have several silver cups that I recently purchased. The seller said they were brought back to the US during the Korean war, most likely in the mid 20th century. I was told that the mark is most ...
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What does the word "란" mean in TOPIK exam?

I read in the answer section of the TOPIK exam that there are a few words "답란" and "결시 확인란". Why is there the word "란" in these words? What does this word "란" ...
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What is earliest known usage of 불교의 만자 in Korea?

There are many Buddhist temples with the usage of 불교의 만자, but I can't find any informaiton about where the oldest symbol is. The book by Thomas Wilson addresses the history (pre-history) but does not ...
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Is there any mobile app that can pronounce the Hangul

I've been learning the Hangul for a while now (since July) and so far I've been able to recognize the chatacthers and interpret a few words. Now my problem is when a see a word, that I know the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I tell if a sentence is missing an optional subject marker?

I am reading BillyGo book and stumbled across the sentence 저는 오늘 기쁩니다. I am a little confused when reading it, "today" is just kind of slipping in there without any particle, so is "...
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Transcribe a short clip of a StarCraft match

Here is a legendary video clip from a StarCraft: Brood war match. (8 seconds) 전용준, also known as "Jeon" is a professional StarCraft caster who's commentating in this clip. Can someone please ...
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transcribe a 7sec clip?

I have a very short clip of three young women giving a holiday greeting in Korean. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3q5d92amtcs3orn/translate.mp4?dl=0 I know they're saying something along the lines of "...
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Which ebook would you reccomend?

I wanna buy a e-book from Welaaa but I don't know which one. I want it so I can listen while I can (not to listen to the book itself but rather to get used to the accent and overall improve my korean ...
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아래 두 문장의 의미 차이는 뭐십니까? [duplicate]

공부하지못해요 / 공부할 수 없어요: 같은 의미가 있어요? I checked in the Naver/Papago translator and in Google translate for how the 2 sentences differ. However, I could not detect a difference in usage or meaning.
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How would a North Korean say 고생 끝에 낙이 온다?

How would a Korean speaker from the North say 고생 끝에 낙이 온다 in his native dialect?
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What's the specific verb for listening to/enjoying a concert?

What's the verb specifically for listening to/enjoying a concert/music? I think there is a (Hanja) based verb for listening to/enjoying a concert/music. Unfortunately, dictionaries/translation tools ...
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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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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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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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Do any books exist in Korean Hangul online for free?

Do there exist any Korean etexts online, such as Samguk Yusa, in plain text format (i.e. not in PDF)? I saw this but I can't tell what is the actual underlying text, it's all intermingled with Chinese....
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Grammar: -러 가다 with 가러 가다?

I have a question about -러 가다 grammar. I wanted to write a small text and one sentence sounds 사람들은 바다에 가러 여행을 자주 가요. Is this possible? or do I need to change the form of 가러 to 가려 and 가요 to 해요? Thank ...
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Vowel Harmony and Umlaut in Korean

I've been reading up about the Yanbian dialect of Korean, and came across the concept of vowel harmony in this article. https://www.korean.go.kr/nkview/nklife/1998_4/8-8.html e.g. 모두 = 모도, 배우다 = 배오다, ...
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Need help with translating this Korean passage about Nyout

Would someone be kind enough to translate this paragraph for me, or at least comment on the unclear parts. Google Translate is great but some part seem odd, like "the water supply" :) Thanks, Joseph ...
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space: ~verb해 드립니다 or verb해드립니다

How does the space work in verb + 해드립니다? Please let us know whether it should be case 1 or case 2. Example 1. case 1. 반송해 드립니다 vs case 2. 반송해드립니다. Example 2. case 1. 포워드해 드립니다 vs case 2. ...
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How to use 선물할 거다 in the grammar -게 아니라

This is the excercise Should I write “선물할 게 아니라 선물 받았어요.” Or what is the correct form of the sentence? Thanks
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Why are people who collect cardboard called '폐지 줍는 노인'?

I learned that the term for a 'refuse picker' or person who looks for recyclables is '폐지 줍는 노인' or '폐지 줍는 사람'. But when I look for translations of that term, '폐지' seems to mean abolition, and '폐지 줍는 ...
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Translation "칭찬을 들으면 .... 생기게 된다" [closed]

Can you help me to translate this sentence into English: "칭찬을 들으면 그 기대에 부응해야 한다는 압박감 떄문에 자신의 실력을 제대로 발휘자지 못하게 되는 일이 생기게 된다".
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What is the meaning of ~에를 and how is it different from just ~에?

In the following sentence: 오늘은 날씨가 너무 더워서 밖에를 못 나가겠어요. According to my dictionary, it seems to mean the location to which the verb does an action. But then what it the difference from just using 에? ...
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What's "못할 수도 있지. 되게 뭐라고 하네"

This is from Youtube automatic subtitle, so I'm not sure it's a correct sentence though.
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How to know if the sentence asks for an action?

In a sentence like the one below: '10월 납부하실 금액 안내드립니다' How the payment will be made, how do I know? Sure the payment is to be made by the person who received the message, but then will the ...
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What's the difference between 아니, 아니요, and 아니에요?

아니, 아니요, and 아니에요 all translates to 'No'. So what's the difference between them?
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Help regarding terminology on Korean history: 정화오례신의, 주자가례, 진사시, 재지지주, 강남농법, 등

No matter how hard I try to understand these terms, I can't find clear explanations. If anyone cares to concisely describe each terms and what the English terms are, you'd save my life. -정화오례신의 -...
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Please help me translate this sentence and if possible, meaning of each word in it

Please translate this phrase for me, and if possible, please also explain the meaning of every word used in it: "눈 감으면 봄은 아득하고". Thank you in advance.
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What is the difference between 싸우다 and 싸움하다?

Both are translated as fight, struggle. Can both be used to mean "quarrel"?

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