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Is the irregular verb 몰라요 an exception?

Yes this is an exception The irregularity isn't in the verb 몰라요 but it's root 모르다. Verb stems that end in 르 follow this irregular pattern. Here are some more examples of similar verbs: https://www....
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Do I use the 해라체 for personal notes?

It’s okay to use 해라체 in personal notes but in general it isn’t preferred. They’d rather write sentences without 상대 높임법 applied. A way to do that is to use 명사형 종결어미 like ~기 or ~음 which makes the ...
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What's the usage of 야 between a verb and past perfect marker "했었던"?

Let's focus on this final phrase: 말해야 했었던 널 향한 사랑의 말이야 First off, see that 의 말이야 is a form of that's what i'm talking about. In other words, 사랑의 말이야 is then, love is what I'm talking about. Now, ...
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How to understand the -하다고 suffix?

-(하다)고 corresponds, more or less, to English "that". It packages the whole inner sentence so that it can be used as an object of the outer verb. 행복하다고 느낍니까? = Do you feel that you are ...
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How the honorific verb 뵙다 becomes 봬요 in informal style & standard politeness?

Yes, 뵙다 is an honorific verb of 보다, but to be precise, we need to distinguish between two types of such verbs: 1) raising the subject, 2) lowering the subject. More on this below. It is not ...
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What does 부르노니 mean?

This is the even more ancient way of saying 느니라, which itself is already archaic. 느니라 according to the 표준국어대사전 and 고려대한국어대사전 respectively: (예스러운 표현으로) 해라할 자리에 쓰여, 진리나 으레 있는 사실을 가르쳐 줌을 나타내는 종결 어미 동사나 ...
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How is 뵙다 conjugated to 뵐게요?

뵙다 is an unusual verb. It's pretty much the same as 뵈다 (except maybe a little more polite), but unlike 뵈다, 뵙다 can only combine with a suffix starting with a consonant other than ㄹ. (But see below ...
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What is the difference between 네 and 네요 to express admiration?

It's really just a difference in politeness levels. -네 is used in talking with very close friends or younger people, or in making a comment to yourself. -네요 is used when making a comment to someone ...
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How to say "something is broken (in the past)"?

You cannot take tense from one language, apply to another language, and expect no change. Remember, there's no such thing as "pure past tense". What you're asking about is an English ...
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What's the usage of 야 between a verb and past perfect marker "했었던"?

말해: to say 말해야 해: have to say 말해야만 해: have to say(emphasis) 말해야 했어: had to say I hope this helps you.
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How do i conjugate 공부하다?

Korean has lots of different speech levels, as described in this Wikipedia page. When you said 나는 책을 공부해. That's fine - it's the kind of thing you could say to a friend. That was using the 'Hae-...
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춤추다 conjugated to 춤을 춥니다 rather than 춤춥니다

It's not really related to the ending that is added. There are many cases of verbs that are composed of a noun + verb. In many of these words, it can be expressed in 2 ways: As one word: NounVerb (...
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What does 는 mean in 믿는다?

It is the conjugated form of 믿다 in the formal non-polite (해라체) form, in the present tense, in the indicative (non-interrogative/non-question) mood. Why does it have to insert a 는? Maybe one could ...
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How to understand the -하다고 suffix?

고 means indirect quotation 요즘, 행복하다고 느끼나요 ? This sentence can be used in the following situation : A : C earn a big money so that C is happy B : Oh. B : I heard that you are happy 요즘 행복하다고 하던데. ...
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The verb affix -오리-

These inflections are in the “…하오” register (하오체 Hao-che): “-(으)리다” (e.g. “지키리다,” “먹으리다.”) “-(으)리이다” (e.g. “지키리이다,” “먹으리이다.”) and these are in the “…하십시오/합쇼” register (하십시오체/합쇼체 Hasipsio-che/Hapsyo-...
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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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The verb affix -오리-

① First, in terms of word-searching, you can try and look up for 어미 '-오리다'. In 표준국어대사전, -오리다² 【어미】(←종결어미, conclusive ending)  「참고 어휘」: -으오리다 (←이형태) ((받침 없는 용언의 어간, 'ㄹ' 받침인 용언의 어간 또는 어미 '-으시-' 뒤에 붙어)) 「...
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How is the honorific informal form of verbes created?

Yes. Except for some words that you have to use different words instead when putting into honorific forms. “먹다” → “먹으셔” (from “먹다”) (incorrect) “드셔” (from “들다”) (correct) “잡수셔” (from “잡수다”) (correct)...
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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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How do you say 'Are you laughing?' in Korean + Verb Question

It is only a matter of formality. 웃습니까? -> 'Are you laughing?' (Formal) 웃어요? -> 'Are you laughing?' (Informal polite) 웃어? -> 'Are you laughing?' (Informal) You will most likely learn about ...
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What does ...지군 하다 mean? When is it used?

It should be "~하곤 하다", NOT "~하군 하다". 자기 일터에 대한 많고많은 자랑을 하나둘 꼽아갈 때마다 종업원들의 이야기는 저도모르게 직장장에 대한 이야기로 이어지군 하였다. Above sentence could be translated as follows: As keep mentioning ...
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What does ...지군 하다 mean? When is it used?

I felt the entire sentence felt awkward though I get the meaning, and I figrued out why with Klmo's clarification in the comment. So, it's NK dialect? I think it should mean ~지곤 하다 in SK language. Its ...
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Do you add still use 네/당신 when using the conjugation 어때?

Korean is a very contextual language, meaning that you can leave out a lot of parts of the sentence if it's obvious what you mean from who you're talking to, or what you're looking at, or what you ...
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present tense of "deceive" in this sentence using "속았으며"

속이다 is actually the causative form (사동사) of 속다, not the passive. It's quite confusing sometimes, as the same ending 이다 is the passive suffix for some verbs but the causative suffix for others. In ...
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Conjugation of 이시다

이다 --> 이시다 Present tense 야 / 이야 --> 셔 / 이셔 예요 / 이에요 --> 세요 / 이세요 이다 --> 이시다 입니다 --> 이십니다 Past tense 였어 / 이었어 --> 셨어 / 이셨어 였어요 / 이었어요 --> 셨어요 / 이셨어요 였다 / 이었다 --> 셨다 / 이셨다 였습니다 / 이었습니다 --> ...
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What do the different forms of 있다 mean?

These are all different grammar forms, and thus they give a certain meaning to 있다 when attached to the verb-stem. I recommend you to start learning Korean grammar from e.g. www.talktomeinkorean.com or ...
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Difference between 보고싶어 and 보고싶다

1) 보고 싶다 나는 그녀가 보고 싶다. I miss her. (Usually, we use this form in a diary) 2) 보고 싶어. 니가 보고 싶어 I miss you. (Usually, in conversation when talker is older than or equal to listener. When listener is ...
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How do i conjugate 공부하다?

I'm pretty sure you mean 공부한다 to study so the "dictionary form" is 공부하다. from there it can be conjugated many many different ways, but let me focus a minute just on why the ㄴ다 was added. Verbs ...
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