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When must I / may I use the plural -들 on nouns / pronouns?

Most nouns in Korean can stand for either one, or more than one, of the item in question. Without the use of 들, the listener will assume singular or plural as implied by the context, or things can ...
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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 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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Usage of -이자 and -인 as suffix for nouns

I think Usin answered well. But I didn't understand about what Usin write in second sentence. 'A인 B' means 'B who/that is A. '-인' is used when you want to speak subject(브라이언) as something subject is(...
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Usage of -이자 and -인 as suffix for nouns

"-이자" means "-인, 그리고". "-인" is a conjugated form of "-이다". The conjugation was intended to contain multiple sentences in a single sentence.
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오늘따라 - what is 따라 derived from?

따라 comes from 따르다 as you assumed. Note that 따르다 has a somewhat broader meaning than "to follow" in English. It can mean happening after or simultaneously with another thing (i.e. being ...
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Valid usage of -"십니다"?

-ㅂ니다 is for being polite to the person you are talking with, while -시- is for being polite to the person you are talking about. Let me give you some examples: if A and B are having a conversation and ...
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Meaning of Korean phrases structure suffixes

"곤 하다" doesn't have any meaning alone as an expression. For example, at least it must be used with "하". ("하곤 한다" / "하고는 한다") "곤" stands for "고는&...
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Usage of -이자 and -인 as suffix for nouns

이자 here means and. Here is another example I found: 제품 기획자이자 마케터 역할도 해야 하죠. You have to play the roll of both a product planner and a marketer. 인 is the the modifying form of the verb 이다, which ...
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What does 줬는데요 mean?

Careful, the ㅜ (주다) conjugated to ᅯ(줘) (not as ᅱ as said in the question). 줬는데요 has several things going on, lets break it down: The verb is 주다 (meaning: to give). 주다 has been conjugated into the ...

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