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Expressing "from A to B" in a more concise way

In Korean, the simplest way to express 'from A to B' is no doubt 'A부터 B까지', or '부터' could be replaced by '에서' as in "A에서 B까지'. However, this requires adding a particle to both nouns. Is there a ...
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더 sounds like tteo (fortis) instead of deo (lenis) in a rapping part of K-Pop?

Here it is from 1:20-1:21. link It at least sounds like fortis to me. This part is rapped by a Japanese person (Sakura), but I figure K-Pop has some regulations to make sure they pronounce it at least ...
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description of intonation variation with exclamative sentences (various cases envisaged)

In the question "description of intonation variation with declarative, interrogative, propositive, imperative, exclamative, …?" topo morto said that exclamative intonations intonations are ...
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Is there a list of the number of required vocabulary for each TOPIK level?

I wonder if there is any research on how many vocabulary is required for each TOPIK level. It should be something like the following: TOPIK 1: 1000 words TOPIK 2: 2500 words TOPIK 3... ... ...
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Giyeok ㄱ at bottom of syllable pronounced as th

Someone told me that ㄱ giyeok at the bottom end of syllable is pronounced as th sound. Is this true?
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Could someone clarify the use of -(아/어)하다 with adjectives?

I know that (아/어)하다 is used for other people’s desires (3rd person). For 1st and 2nd, you would just use the regular form. However, it is acceptable to use (아/어)하다 in 1st person if you are referring ...
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Is there a pronunciation exercise for ㄹ. (I am a French native speaker)

I understand the general pronunciation rules for the consonant ㄹ but my problem is that I'm not able to pronounce the Korean ㄹ when it should be between the American R and L. I am a native French ...
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1 answer
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Is syllabic L present in Korean?

I'm a native Korean speaker. I noticed that, whenever I say "너를 나를", my tongue directly releases from the onset ㄹ to the coda ㄹ, eliminating the ㅡ in-between. To transcribe in IPA, /ɾɯl/ ...
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How to add adjectives to counter words

I am currently learning about counter words in Korean and I was wondering how you would add an adjective to sentences that use these counters. I understand that you would, for example, translate the ...
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Which pairs of parts of speech are allowed and not allowed in grammatically correct sentences?

I found the names of the 9 parts of speech in Korean from here: Parts of Speech Which word pairs can be found in grammatically correct sentences? I made the text bold if I thought it was allowed and ...
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What does 머가여~ mean?

I told a friend of mine that he looks good and he answered: 머가여~ What does this mean?
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What does ...지군 하다 mean? When is it used?

What is ...지군 하다 ending used for? For example, 이어지군 하는데 or 하였다. 자기 일터에 대한 많고많은 자랑을 하나둘 꼽아갈 때마다 종업원들의 이야기는 저도모르게 직장장에 대한 이야기로 이어지군 하였다.
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What is the meaning of 담겨져있다?

담기다 means to be put, so it's already a passive voice. But what means 담겨지다 and 담겨져있다? Where they can be used?
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Difference between 었어 and 였어

What is the difference between 었어 and 였어? Does it have anything to do with the ending sound of the word being conjugated? When should I use which one?
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How to I translate this sentence in english?

How do I translate it to english? “사제만 곁에 있으면 불가능한 일 은 아니야.무리하지 말라는 말 잊 지 말라고.” ‘길을 막지 말라고? 보내지 않으면 길을 막는다는 거야 뭐야?’ 근무지로 복귀하면서 내내 함 대장 의 말이 걸렸다. It appears that the sentences doesn't have anything to ...

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