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The character 切 has various meanings, not only 'to cut' or 'to disconnect'. According to Naver dictionary, 切 has following meanings, 끊다 베다 정성스럽다 <= 절 of 친절 used this meaning. 적절하다 중요하다(重要--) 절박하다(切迫--) 진맥하다 문지방(門地枋) 반절(反切: 한자의 음을 나타낼 때 다른 두 한자의 음을 반씩 따서 합치는 방법) 간절히(懇切-) a. 온통 (체) b. 모두 (체) When this character is used to express the meaning of a. and ...


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In this case, it's because of 두음 법칙 (Initial sound rule), which forbids ㄹ and 냐/녀/뇨/뉴/니 at a word-initial position. ㄹ becomes ㄴ, and 냐/녀/뇨/뉴/니 becomes 야/여/요/유/이 when it's placed in front of a word. Of course, loanwords are an exception (e.g., English radio -> 라디오 (NOT 나디오), Japanese ニス nisu -> 니스 (NOT 이스)). 력(力) turns into 역 when it is the first syllable of ...


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I found following information on google. (you can find more on google) http://bizkorea.org/company/view.asp?SEQ=665962 it seems that '희창기계' is a very small korean company located in Daegu and T.354-1904 is surely their telephone number. in korea, very small local companies usually ommit area codes in their telephone number, as they really don't need to ...


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切 is to cut as a verb. 切 is "desperate, sincere" as a adjective. Many of Chinese characters have several "parts of a speech" in their meaning. Usually each "part of speech" has nothing to do with the others. Those usages are historical. Nobody knows why.


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1) I'm pretty sure that 희창(Huichang) is a name of a male person. I(Korean) had a friend named 희창. I don't know the Chinese characters for the name, though. So, 희창기계 is must be a company founded by a guy named 희창 like Hewlett-Packard or Dell or Procter & Gamble. 2) T. 854 - 1904 is a telephone number. "T." is frequently used for the phone number in Korea....


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“팜레이 도장” written a fancy way. “Parmley(’s) dojo.”


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In the second photo,「絞筒」refers to the barrel of the gun. In the first photo, the unknown character looks like「⿱人布」. I suggest that this is a slightly altered way of writing 「⿱𠂉布」, since the shape「人」is sometimes altered to「𠂉」at the top of characters: At least in Chinese records, this is a variant of either「布」or「希」. If it's「布」, it ...


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Indeed, 威 comes from 戌 and 女 女 means women, and in ancient China, it especially points to those who are married. 戌 can mean the period of 7pm to 9pm, which is the time system used in the past. However for the word 威,戌 is referring to a tool used in execution to a criminal. In Han Dynasty, when women did anything seriously violating her responsibility as ...


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Just a note about the specific time: the Earthly Branches are as opaque to modern Chinese readers as they are to hanja-literate Koreans, i.e. extremely so. The link between what was originally "axe" 戌 to the 11th of 12 points (hence the 7-9pm slot of the day, the 11th 2-hour period counting from midnight to midnight) is not common knowledge, and is under ...


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The primary meaning of「切」means to cut. The extended meaning of this is close, near, analogous to English cutting it very close or drawing a fine line, from which the meanings urgent and relative「親切」arise. You don't need to memorise 10+ definitions for「切」 - the usage is mostly cut, close/near or pressing/urgent.


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