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why does 좋아하다 pronounce as 조아하다?

ㅎ 탈락 (H-dropping) Standard Korean §2.4.12.4 ‘ㅎ(ㄶ, ㅀ)’ 뒤에 모음으로 시작된 어미나 접미사가 결합되는 경우에는, ‘ㅎ’을 발음하지 않는다. A “ㅎ” (or that in “ㄶ,” “ㅀ”) followed by a conjugation/suffix that doesn’t have an initial ...
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Thank you for your Patience to a Teacher

참다 can bear a negative underlying tone, so it's better left untouched when expressing gratitude. Literal translation though grammatically correct can mess up the semantics! I may be overly polite ...
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Why is ㅈ realized differently in 맞아요 than ㅊ in 꽃아니요?

The simple answer is that while 맞아요 is a conjugated verb and works as a single word, 꽃아니요 is in fact two words; "꽃" (noun), "아니요" (negative copula) (as explained in the linked ...
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Why does Wikipedia and Wiktionary list [mʷəː] as the pronunciation for 뭐?

We can see that in relatively conservative standard Korean, e.g. from the 1996 국어 음성학 by 이호영, as found on Wikimedia, the values of the short 어 and the long 어 are very different: the long 어 is much ...
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How is the phrase 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 in Squid Game pronounced causally versus formally?

The first one (mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida) is the correct pronunciation. All the others have some inaccuracies in them. "kk" in "kkochi" is what's called "tensed consonant&...
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육, 륙 or 뉵 for number 6?

It will help to think of spelling and pronunciation separately. spelling 6 in all single or multi-digit numbers are written as 육. So 16 is written as 십육 and pronounced as /심뉵/. When the word is read ...
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Why is 이해합니다 pronounced as ihaehamnida?

This consonant assimilation is actually very common and almost ubiquitous across all languages. In this specific case, the stop sound /p/ meets a nasal /n/ and becomes a nasal /m/ at the same location ...
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How to distinguish the sounds of the two vowels in Korean ᅭ ᅲ?

We pronounce ㅛ as yo, as you guessed. ex) 요리(cooking) is pronounced as yo(요)li(리) 요청(request) is pronounced as yo(요)cheong(청) But, We pronounce ㅠ as yu (or you in some cases, maybe). ex) 우유(milk) ...

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