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Korean words whose pronunciation differs unpredictably from the spelling

There are several Korean words which have a pronunciation that differs from the spelling in an unpredictable way, like 내과 (actually pronounced like 내꽈) and 여권 (actually pronounced 여꿘).1 As far as I ...
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Why does a word like 여권 have consonant strengthening?

I heard Korean speakers pronounce the word for "passport" as 여꿘, with the strengthening of the consonant that happens with particular words. Is there any logic for which Sino-Korean words receive ...
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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 often ...
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Why do we use 겠 and not 갰, any rational explanation?

As I always make mistake with ㅔ and ㅐ, I always wondered why we use 겠 and not 갰, like in 알겠습니다. Also, if there is any heuristic for ㅔ and ㅐ, please let me know.
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Does a unified North & South Korean dictionary really not exist?

I came across this tweet from VICE News researchers are making a dictionary for a Korea that doesn’t exist yet which has the tag: North and South Korea Are Butting Heads Creating a Unified ...
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What is the difference between 과의 and just 과?

I found that sometimes 과의 is used instead of 과. For example, 대통령과의 인터뷰 The meaning seems to be the same however, in that it means "and" or "with". So what is the reason you use 과의, instead of ...
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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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What does 레이파니 mean in this sentence?

When I translated it, the word 레이파니 just translated as Reifany or Leifany but I don't know what that is. Even when I searched for it on google, I didn't find anything. 곧장 레이파니에 맡겨 뒀었지요 I left it ...
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Question about using particle 에 with Korean adverb 이제?

So I'm using the website, 'howtostudyKorean' and I have a question about a sentence I recently encountered. Here's the sentence. 저는 이제 수업을 시작할 거예요. Now this sentence is supposed to say, according to ...
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X기 vs X는 것 - any difference in Korean gerund?

Korean has 2 ways of forming gerunds (X is a verb stem). X기 X는 것 I wonder if there is any difference between these two usages. I think the first one is used if you want to make it to a subordinate ...
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Where can I learn to pronounce Revised Romanization of Korean

I am a starter for learning Korean. From these two websites: 1) https://www.wattpad.com/37798905-learn-korean-language-reading-romanized-korean ,and, 2) https://lifeoutsideoftexas.com/2014/05/...
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Can I use 안 negation along with 그리?

I found the following sentence is not correct on Duolingo: 뜨거운 아이스크림은 그리 안 맛없어요. While the following is correct: 뜨거운 아이스크림은 그리 맛없지 않아요. I wonder why the first sentence is not correct. The ...
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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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What are some language exchange phrases?

What are some good resources for learning phrases for a language exchange? Where should I start?
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The meaning of 있다는 것

In the following sentence: 우리가 검사를 해서 문제가 있다는 것을 깨달았어요. 근데 검사를 언제 했어요? (The example is from the following page) I don't understand why that sentence uses 다 between 있 and 는. If you strip it ...

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