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What is the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다?

Derivation of 좋아하다 좋다 is an adjective that means good. Appending the 하 to its infinitive form 좋아 creates a compound, where it is given a notion of feeling. Thus, 좋아하다 has a "raw" meaning of something ...
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What's the adjective for feeling intense cold pain? (while at the dentist)

The word you are looking for is 시리다, meaning chilly or achingly/painfully cold. Rather than cold pain where cold complements and characterizes the pain, this one is the other way round: it is more ...
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Etymology of '괜찮다'

From Naver's online dictionary: 어원 : ←괜 [<空然] +하-+-지+아니-+하- Seems to be derived from 괜하지 않다 Also, from here: -찮다 is simply a contraction of -치 (cf. "-지 않다") + 않다 (않다 -> 아니하다 "to not ...
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Difference 동일한 vs 똑같은

They are largely used interchangeably, and 똑같은 can be used instead of 동일한 in your example. There are some subtle differences however. When comparing two or more objects (either abstract or concrete), ...
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이것 책상이다 - 이: noun or adjective

By itself, 이 is called a 관형사 - this is sometimes translated "undeclinable adjective", but it includes what are called determiners (like "this") in English as well as certain so-called adjectives, like ...
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What does 는 refer to in this sentence?

Usually words that end in 는 are "subjects" or "adjectives". It's probably worth distinguishing between two completely different '는' you will see (i.e. they are homonyms - they look the same, but are ...
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Does the suffix 다 identify verbs and adjectives?

First, the choice of -다 as "base dictionary form" is, in a sense, an arbitrary convention. Unlike English, Korean verbs always require a suffix. You will never see someone just saying "...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

You are right about the morphological controversy: because of the absence of *없는다 as a form, 없다 is indeed an adjective / descriptive verb according to this classification. But because of the lack of *...
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what is the difference between ~적인, ~스럽다 (~스러운) and ~답다 (~다운)?

1. ~적이다 can go with 한자어 공격적이다 - correct 공격스럽다 - wrong 공격답다 - makes sense 공격 is neither a feeling, an object nor a person, but an act. 공경적이다 - makes sense, not common though 공경스럽다 - wrong 공경답다 - ...
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How should 미남이시라구요 be split?

미남이시라구요 consists of one noun, two particles, and two verb endings. Let's decompose it like this: Take the noun 미남 and attach a particle (a copula) 이다, to make 미남이다, which makes it an adjective("...
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What is the difference between 혹 잘못이 and 잘못이?

"혹 잘못이 있어도"는 아래 문장들과 의미가 같습니다: 혹시 잘못이 있어도 혹시나 잘못이 있어도 혹여 잘못이 있어도 혹여나 잘못이 있어도 ... 일상 생활에서는 보통 '혹'이라고 혼자 쓰이기 보다는, '혹시', '혹여나' 등으로 더욱 자주 쓰입니다.
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What's the difference between '관형사' and '형용사'?

관형사 and 형용사 are different parts of speech (품사)1. Both could be compared to adjectives in English, but some 관형사 like 그 are more similar to English determiners. But they are distinct parts of speech ...
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What is the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다?

좋다 -> adjective, A(이/가) 좋다 describes that A is good 예) 날씨가 좋다 -> the weather is good 성격이 좋다 -> (have) a good character 좋아하다 -> verb, describes the act of liking something/one 예) 너를 좋아하다 ->(I) ...
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What is the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다?

Basically, '좋다' is a predicate. It can be used as an adjective, an adverb, and a verb. As others told, basically 좋다 is an adjective in many cases. However, if you try to use it to describe a behavior, ...
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What is the difference between 혹 잘못이 and 잘못이?

혹 a wen, a lump, a bump, a swelling, a protuberance a hump maybe, if (=혹시 = ~이/가 ~도 = ~이/가 ~다 해도) *혹 잘못이 있어도 .. = 혹시 잘못이 있어도 .. = 잘못이 있어도 .. = 잘못이 있다 해도 .. They have the same meaning. ...
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Which one sounds more correct / natural?

I assume that you are asking if the second usage is also logically correct. There are no problems unless you have chosen an adjective/verb that is unused with 안. Unlike the English not, 안 cannot ...
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Is the use of 해야 하다 with 수 있다 for a descriptive verb redundant/necessary/natural?

You are confused by the unusual structure of the sentence: "-해야" and "-할 수 있다" are, in fact, not connected together here. I think it's easier to understand a slightly longer ...
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Destructuring Korean characters

If you're looking for (or wanting to implement) a general Korean word "destructurer", it's not an easy problem. The problem is called "morphological analyzer" and in fact, there ...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

As was mentioned by Michaelyus, 있다 and 없다 are special in that they are adjectives / descriptive verbs yet take the verb's -는 ending when they make an attributive adjective to modify a noun. You will ...
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Is the use of 해야 하다 with 수 있다 for a descriptive verb redundant/necessary/natural?

From my viewpoint, it is incorrect to say "이게 똑똑해야 할 수 있거든요" (This does not use the pattern 해야 하다 as the others also said). The subject 이게 should not be the object for the verb 하다 (to do) or ...
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아리운 meaning, explanation

아리운 is just a nonstandard form of 아린, which is an adjective form of 아리다 = to ache with a tingling sensation. 아리다 commonly used in phrases like 아린 느낌 = tingling sensation; 매운 걸 먹었더니 혀가 아리다 = My tongue ...
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How to add adjectives to counter words

It is indeed ambiguous, open to multiple possible syntax trees. Syntactic ambiguity is inevitable when there's many modifiers. The best you can do to clarify it is put a comma or rephrase it. It is ...
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Scared vs Scary

Yes, 무섭다 can mean both "scared" and "scary". Other similar words also behave the same: 재미있다 (interested / interesting), 지루하다 (bored / boring), etc. Normally, to say "I'm ...
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what is the difference between ~적인, ~스럽다 (~스러운) and ~답다 (~다운)?

There is already a lot of good information in the other answers, but I'll add an additional perspective on ~적이다 and ~스럽다. ~적 attaches to a 한자어 concept noun (적 itself is 한자어 的 ) and forms the property ...
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what is the difference between ~적인, ~스럽다 (~스러운) and ~답다 (~다운)?

It's not talking about physical attack, so can we say 공격적인? I think it depends on what kind of marketing we're talking about. In Korean, 공격적 is closely related to 공격 "attack", and ...
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what is the difference between ~적인, ~스럽다 (~스러운) and ~답다 (~다운)?

If you adding ~적 to a noun, you can change it into the meaning of “relating to, or having the properties of’ the original. ex: 공격 mean attack. so if you add ~적 into 공격, it mean aggressive. ~스러운 and ~...
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Is the use of 해야 하다 with 수 있다 for a descriptive verb redundant/necessary/natural?

That sentence actually doesn't use the pattern "해야 하다" (meaning 'have to') - it uses the ending -야 in conjunction with the verb 하다 "to do"; The clause ending (어/아)야 is used to ...
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the difference between 형용사 and adjective

Both '형용사' and '관형사' describes '명사' (noun) Technically, in Korea, '형용사' and '관형사' describes '체언' (noun, pronoun, numeral) It is common thing between '형용사' and '관형사' However, the difference between ...
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Which one sounds more correct / natural?

I think so. I think it is like difference of do not and don't. First one is more natural to me, too, but second one is ok. Additionally, There are 2,570,000 google search result for 비싸지 않고 맛있는, and ...
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