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How to spot English loanwords and Hanja words in a text?

I'd say "classical" hanja-eo (based on Middle Chinese eumhun readings) is quite easy to spot, although the accuracy is quite low. You've mentioned certain phonological and phonotactic features; there ...
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What's the difference between '탕' and '국'?

They are similar dishes. For example, here are pictures of two Korean dishes: 돼지국밥 is probably the most famous dish from Busan: it is a soup (국) containing pork (돼지) and rice (밥) as main ingredients. ...
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How many examples of the adverbial form N.x2 + 이 (e.g. 쌍쌍이, 곳곳이) are there?

I could find some other examples for compound adverbs that are made by reduplication(첩어) of a noun + adverbializer suffix (이): 간간이, 겹겹이, 골골샅샅이, 곳곳이, 길길이, 나날이 , 다달이, 땀땀이, 몫몫이, 번번이, 샅샅이, 알알이, 앞앞이, 일일이,...
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What's the difference between '탕' and '국'?

국 and 탕 more or less mean the same, 탕 being the honorific form. 탕 isn't used as commonly as 국 though. For example 나머지는 내가 준비할 테니 가서 탕을 좀 내와라. means the same as 나머지는 내가 준비할 테니 가서 국을 좀 내와라. ...
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How to spot English loanwords and Hanja words in a text?

In addition to other good answers, there are also many common syllables that are never used for Hanja, so if you encounter them it's a good sign that the word is not Sino-Korean. Some of the "gaps" ...
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Syllable structure rules

The rule of the Korean alphabet-한글 is that the syllable cannot be written only with consonants. So, 하ㄱ교 is wrong since ㄱ has no vowel. (Edit: In Korean writing system, each letter refers to each ...
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How is the word 바라건대 ('hopefully') formed?

You already know the word '바라다' In Korean, '~건대' emphasizes the following sentence or showㄴsthe purpose of speaker. So, the word '바라다'+'~건대' = '바라건대' means that the speaker hopes to do something and ...
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