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expiry or manufactured date?
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Yes In credit card, the expiration date is 만료일. (Before expiration date, we must reissue) In food, the expiration date is 유통기한 (유통 = distribution, 기한 = deadline). Here 유통기한 means "Do not eat this ...

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What does 복사본 mean?
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사본 is a copy of original document through copy machine, writing (in this case more explicit word is 필사본), rubbing or photo Nowadays there are several machine : We can copy a computer file. So a copy ...

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translation of 귀족으로서 좀 더 긍지 높은 자세를 갖추세요
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Usually, when a person made a mistake, then we can say 1) 그게 뭐냐 ? What is it ? 2) 똑바로 해라 정신 안 차릴래 ? Please do it correctly. Be careful 3) 작은 거에 너무 신경 쓰지마 Ignore trivial things That is, with ...

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Family-in-law terms
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notation : W = girl, M = man brother in law 1) 매형 = M's older sister's husband That is, M call the husband 매형 and conversely, 매형 call M 처남. M's wife's older brother is 형님 매제 = M's younger sister'...

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What's the meaning of 패(牌) in the word 깡패 (gangster)?
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Consider the following site : link I will summarize it i) 굳셀(=strong)강 무리(=group)패 : That is, 강패 is changed into 깡패. Further, there is an another origin : Gang in the word gangster is pronounced ...

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센스 vs 눈치 - Notable differences?
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눈치 is a major factor to be a usual person 센스 is one factor to be a superior better than a usual person 1) When we meet for a photo, then we should wear a neat style. But if someone wear a gym suit (i....

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What is the English equivalent to 눈치?
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눈치 없다 is can not read other's intension or misread and act some weird thing. 1) A : I am thirsty 나 목말라. B : Because we ate salty food at lunch 점심을 짜게 먹어서 그래 (Here suitable answer may be "let's go ...

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What is "top (women's type of clothing) called in Korean?
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There may be no exact definition (It depends on site) 민소매 = sleeveness : We cut the cloth at arm hole 브라 탑런닝 : 민소매 hides shoulder but this use thin strings so that it shows shoulders 브라탑 = 스포츠 브라 : ...

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How exactly is 호롱호롱 an onomatopoeic word for the sound of mountain birds?
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(1) Other sound similar to 호롱 : 호로록 = sound when a small bird takes off. 후루룩 = sound when we eat noodle or a bird takes off. 쪼로롱 : Let's sing with cute voice, for instance 쪼로롱. 쪼로롱 귀여운 목소리로 노래 불러요 ...

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What does 불 나방 mean?
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불나방 (a garden tiger moth) is mainly used to a person who falls into temptation and pays a high price. That is, a stupid person. It is negative (1) Still many people dashed to speculative investment ...

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Is there a korean proverb/idiom "호박씨(를) 까다"
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1) 그는 뒤로 호박씨 깐다 He does something in people's back When we do together something, then we must share our feeling. But when someone do something behind which is bad for us or for a fixed man, for ...

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What is the difference between 태자빈 and 황태자비?
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Wife of prince or someone of same position is called 태자빈. Further, when the prince is promised to be a king, then the wife is called 태자비. So the princess came as a candidate for 태자빈. But she made a ...

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Why do we have to say "들어가보겠습니다" when leaving the office?
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보다 All is impossible except one. 1) Because we are in New York, so tomorrow, how about California ? 뉴욕에 왔으니 캘리포니아 가보는 것은 어때 ? No, I will stay. 난 됐어. 여기서 굿이나 보고 떡이나 먹으께(here, I will see the show and ...

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How do I say “Please do not add too much oil” in Korean?
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oily, greasy = 기름진, 느끼한 Do not be greasy 기름지지 않게 해주세요 느끼하지 않게 해주세요 기름기 빼주세요 (Rule out oils). @ 담백하다 be in a state not flooding in given standards in major directions. Do not give flavor = Do not ...

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Assuming relative status is known, how do I know when I should 'honor' someone gramatically?
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In family : 할아버지, 아버지 왔습니다. Grandfather, my father is arrived 아버님, 형님이 먹었습니다. Father-in-law, the first daughter-in-law ate. In the company : Staff : 사장님, 부사장님 (부사장님께서 X) 오셨습니다. President, vice-...

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What does '되먹지 못한 자' means?
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(1)되먹다 : 다시 먹다 eat again 되먹임 (noun) input again 내가 남긴 물을 엄마가 되먹었다. Mother drinks again water which I did not drink completely (2) 막되다 be rude. 그애는 그렇게 막된 아이는 아니다. He is not rude as much as we ...

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What's the difference between 상태동사 and 형용사?
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Reference 1) There are several ways in defining a descriptive verb. 2) Descriptive verb and dynamic verb are subsets of verb and adjective is a subset of descriptive verb. But it is mechanical view ...

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Problems with translation
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1) I heard that if I am a single (i.e., not having a girl friend), I had to eat black noodles today. 2) 저는 그 국수를 제주도에서 먹었고 이제는 공지전 1번지로 가요. 아 이제 ... I ate it on Jeju Island. And now I will go to 공지전 ...

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Does 단비 (sweet rain) have Hanja?
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시우지화時雨之化 : 맹자孟子에 나오는 말로, 때맞춰 내리는 단비가 만물을 살린다는 의미 시우지화 is in 맹자 book and it means that rain of good timing inspires vivid energies to all things. 시우 can be a corresponded to hanja of 단비.

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Why would you ever use -에서?
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Usually 에 means 'state' : The money is in my pocket. 그 돈은 내 지갑에 있다. And 에서 means 'activity' : I used to eat a meal at home. 나는 집에서 밥을 먹곤 했다. I live in Seoul city. 나는 서울에서 살고 있다. Lastly, 에서는 means '...

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What's a natural way to say that someone works somewhere (for a job)?
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To me, at talking a job, childish is natural. I work in a publishing company 출판사에서 일합니다. I am in a publishing company 출판사에 있어요 I go to a publishing company 출판사 다녀요 If we have a particular job, ...

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What does 사자 in this picture mean?
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사자 : an errand boy or a messenger Here we can view a king as God's messenger. That is, king speaks God's opinion.

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Five-colored strings on a fishing boat?
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고깃배가 오색실 달아 The boat has five colored threads It can be interpreted as the following : The boat makes waves on the surface of the set and by the subset light, the waves is like colored threads. @ ...

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Can you help me fix my translation of 조금 걸리기는 했지만?
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1) 나는 가끔은 그의 두려워하는 눈빛이 조금 걸리기는 했지만 Even though sometimes his scared eye weighed on my mind a little, 2) 그 용의자 한테서 이상한 거라도 발견 했어 ? = 걸리는 것 있어 ? Did you find a strange point on the suspect ?

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What does -라느니 mean?
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1) 나는 그들이 내 연필이 이쁘다느니 내 가방이 이쁘다느니 하는 말을 들었다. I hear a word saying that they talk that my pencil is pretty and that they talk that my bag is pretty. 2) 그들은 내가 다른 가문에서 보낸 첩자라느니 암살자라느니 말한다 They talk ...

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What is the meaning of 겉껍데기?
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껍데기 : strong material enclosing inner material 굴 껍데기 oyster shell 학교는 선생님이 떠나자 빈(empty) 껍데기가 되었다 Our school becomes a shell when he leaves. 껍질 : material enclosing inner material 사과 껍질 apple ...

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What is the difference between 기왕이면 and 이왕이면?
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이왕이면 focuses on his choice for better life and 기왕이면 on his choice in already determined things : 1) 너는 학생이니까 이왕이면 공부를 열심이 해. =너는 학생이니까 공부를 해야해. 이왕이면 공부를 열심이 해. = Because you are a student, you ...

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Function of '주리다' in '굶주리다'
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1) 굶다 skip one time 점심을 굶다. I do not eat lunch. 2) 주리다 = 굶주리다 skip several times. 배고픔에 굶주리니 병을 얻었다 I did not eat frequently so that I obtained an illness. @주리다 is not used frequently in a real ...

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Translation for "...걸려 나올 미끼..."
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Let's make a bait, which makes it possible that all 에시페르 hiding at several places would be taken (under a trap) and be came out. Consider this sentence : When we do not translate bold, then 미끼를 만들자, ...

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Help me to translate this: "살림 만렙 안뜰살뜰 깔끔쟁이 우렁이와 바쁜 일상 속에..."
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살림 housekeeping 만렙 best level 안뜰살뜰 is a mimetic word representing 'extremely frugal' 깔끔쟁이 a neat and tidy man 우렁이 a pond snail @There is a Korean traditional story telling 'a pond snail-wife ...

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