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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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The Formal Speech Levels [Hage-che, Hao-che, Haera-che, Hasipsio-che, Hasoseo-che] some observations

In the formal styles what i have noticed from TV shows, is that [least polite to most polite]: Haera-che: in modern times expresses more factual statements and also a level of distance plus non-...
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Was there a separate 순우리말 for 200?

We have 순우리말 for single-digit numbers: 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷, 다섯, 여섯, 일곱, 여덟, 아홉. We have also 순우리말 for multiples of 10: 열, 스물, 서른, 마흔, 쉰, 예순, 일흔, 여든, 아흔. But what about multiples of 100? The (now-obsolete) ...
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How would a younger Korean person (child/teen/minor/younger generation) address his/her parents' close friends?

Say the parents are close friends with other Korean parents. They all have their own kids. The kids hang out together and are close friends as well. Now, how would a Korean kid address his/her own ...
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How to say "Goodbye forever"

How do you say , "goodbye forever" to someone? In sort of TV playful dramatic tone? Example: You're boyfriend/girlfriend is leaving the country, or someone you won't see ever again. Is it ...
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Differences between 지 and 가(까) as a Nonfactive Complementiser

This questions is not about the general differences between 지 and 가(까), since 가(까) obviously has a usage not possessed by 지, that is to mark the interrogative illocutionary force at the end of the ...
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What's the best way to learn Korean for someone who grew up understanding it?

My parents are Korean and growing up they spoke to me in Korean and in English, and I mainly responded in English (which I highly regret now). Some of the 'beginner' tutorials and tutors are not great ...
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What is the difference between 잘 살아봐요 vs 잘 살아요?

I see both positive and negative connotations for both. What is the nuance between the two?
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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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What is the Korean word for the type of melon (Cucumis melo) that has hair on the rind or hair on the peel?

What is the Korean word for the cultivar of (오이 Cucumis melo) that has hair on the rind or hair on the peel? 오이의 피부에 머리카락이 달린 오이의 이름은 무엇입니까?
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Question about a section of a novel

I have come across this section of a light novel, and am having trouble translating it to English. I think there are a few references that don't translate well, and I cannot find an explanation for ...
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Confusing changing of verbs to present and past tense form in Korean

I was studying from TTMIK level 1 textbook and workbook present and past tense and I noticed that when a verb is changed to present or past tense, the syllable was changed to a slightly different form....
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Is there the korean version of 'As' for when cause or reasonings

I was browsing ths Google to see if theres this exact word for nuance and meaning 'As' for reasons or effects rather than comparisons, but I found none, example: 'As the sun slowly sets, Shin-Hye is ...
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If there existed an eighth Snow White's dwarf gone missing, and he worked as a programmer, what would he be called like?

I've been discussing this topic with a friend of mine. Most of them in my native language (Italian) end with olo, for instance Sleepy becomes Pisolo, Grumpy becomes Brontolo and so on, kind of like ...
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Do you need <something> formal form

Is the following translation of the sentence "Do you need " correct? For example 네가 영수증을 필요습니까? (do you need a receipt? formal) 네가 쟁반을 필요습니까? (do you need a tray? formal) Can you point out ...

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