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Difference between Seat: 자리 and 좌석?

좌석 is more used to represent the concept of a seat as a product or a service. e.g. In a theater : 남은 좌석 있나요? or 남은 자리 있나요? In an airport : 좌석 업그레이드 가능한가요? In a classroom : 이 자리 누구 자리야?
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Installed Korean fonts in Apple Font Book all have "동" where in English we would have "Aa"—why?

Probably because the first example texts in Korean fonts are the Korean national anthem, which starts with: 동해 물과 백두산이 마르고 닳도록 The first letter '동' is shown in icon.
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Difference between 반 and 수업?

반 and 수업 mean different things that happen to correspond to the English word "class." 반 is a group of students who share the same classroom - they go to the same room every morning, have the ...
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Moving Story Ending: 결말 or 엔딩

결말 (end, resolution) is a widely used word referring to stories or real life matters. 엔딩 is hardly used except in some common phrases like 해피 엔딩 (or 해피엔드). Here are words for "beginning" ...
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아리운 meaning, explanation

아리운 is just a nonstandard form of 아린, which is an adjective form of 아리다 = to ache with a tingling sensation. 아리다 commonly used in phrases like 아린 느낌 = tingling sensation; 매운 걸 먹었더니 혀가 아리다 = My tongue ...
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What is the word after '여러분' in this audio recording?

"하바라기 여러분, 안녕하세요." It's a fandom name. It seems to appear on an official transcription. Historically from 해바라기, (anything)바라기 is often used to form names for fandoms or hobby clubs. I had ...
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Is 아버님 only used in"연인사이"?

The most common use of 아버님 어머님 is traditionally by married couples, especially the wife. The wife always calls her parents-in-law (i.e. the husband's parents) 아버님 and 어머님. The husband calls his wife'...
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What is the difference between 강사 and 선생님

I'd prefer to translate "강사" as "lecturer". It refers to a person who teaches in a hagwon or a university (but not a professor). It's more like an occupation rather than a role or ...
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What is the base form for 되세요?

It is 되시다, which is an honorific form of 되다 (to become, to work out). 되시(다) + 어요 => 되시어요 => 되셔요 => 되세요. 시어 contracting to 셔 is a case of the common 이어->여 pattern, whereas 셔요 becoming 세요 ...
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Korean Sports: More commonly used Synonyms

권투 and 복싱 are both frequently used. But I can agree with your teacher's opinion enough. But you don't have to worry about the difference of usage, there are almost same. I think it is useless to ...
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Korean Sports: More commonly used Synonyms

권투 is boxing (the sport). 역도 is weightlifting as sport (e.g., in the Olympics). 근력 운동 isn't exactly weightlifting: it literally means "muscular power exercise," i.e., the kind of exercise ...
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What's the specific verb for listening to/enjoying a concert?

In 시청하다, 시 means 'watch' and 청 means 'listen'. So you can use 시청하다 for watching TV, videos, movies, etc. These things are watched and also listened. As mentioned in the comment, you can use 청취하다 for ...
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