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Difference between 나는 and 저는

Simply put, 나는 is plain form/not formal. On the other hand, 저는 is used as a sign of deference to the person you are speaking with. It is the "humble" form of 'I'. Use 나는 when you are speaking about ...
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What's the difference between 이 and 이거?

이것 is used when you're saying this thing, whereas 이 is used before the actual thing 이 + noun. Example: 이 사과는 맛있어 -> this apple is delicious 이것은 사과입니다 -> this thing, is an apple. note that: ...
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How do you pronounce 너 + 가 = 네가?

This is pretty much an exception: it is indeed mostly pronounced as [니]. However, do note that it is technically [네] (dictionaries list this as the phonetic spelling), and it's only the common usage ...
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What is the difference between "이곳" and "여기"?

여기 = here. 이곳 = this place (이 = this, 곳 = place). I believe 여기 is the more informal one of the two. They are usually interchangeable, but 이곳 probably works better when you are referring to a place ...
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What's the difference between 이 and 이거?

이 : 1) 관형사 decoration for noun : 이 옷이 좋다. This clothes is better. 이 말은 듣기좋다. This word is heard sweetly. 이 공원에서 쉬자. Let's have a break time at this park. 2) 지시 대명사 demonstrative pronoun : 이는 ...
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How do you pronounce 너 + 가 = 네가?

The correct pronunciation is '네가'. However almost nobody speaks like that. People usually say "너가" or "니가", although they know it's wrong to do that.
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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's the difference between 이 and 이거?

이 and 이거 can both be translated to this. However there are some differences. 이, 그, 저 이거, 그거, 저거 이것, 그것, 저것 이것저것 Group 1 are called 관형사. They are used to modify nouns. 이 가방. 그 책. Group 2 are ...
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Which personal pronouns should I use with the 요 form?

You can use both 저 and 나 in a sentence ending with -요. It is kind of midway between -ㅂ니다/습니다 and 반말 sentence, so it can go both ways. Examples: 내가 먼저 하겠습니다 (X). Very strange. 제가 먼저 할게 (X). Even ...
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Use of 우리 for "my"

Yes. “우리,” be it “our” or “my,” always becomes “저희” in formal situations.
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How to address the listener when you do not know his or her name or title?

I think this question is hard to answer, because I think we(Koreans) always care about the relationship between the listener and ourselves. What happens when the listener says, "누구요?" and you need ...
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