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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 초고수 mean?
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고수 : outstanding person 초고수 : 어떤 분야나 집단에서 기술이나 능력이 극도로 뛰어난 사람. At some area or group, extremely outstanding person in skill or competence refer : http://dic.daum.net/word/view.do?wordid=...

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What's the difference between '아가', '아기', and '애기', meaning baby?
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아기 : Formal word for baby 애기 : Informal word 너 애기 있니 ? = 너 아기 있니 ? 애기가 빨리 생겼으면 좋겠다 Do you have a baby ? I expect that I will have a baby very soon. [Addition] 1) 애기 is used as a nickname ...

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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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What is the difference between 스스로 and 자기?
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스스로 1) 부사 (adverb): 그는 스스로 (=alone or depending on only his power) 그것을 한다. He does it himself. 여름에, 얼음은 저절로 (=automatically, without external force) 물로 변한다. In summer, ice changes into water by ...

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Is 회춘 a legit Korean name?
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회춘하다 [回春] : 다시 젊어지다 grow younger When we use another Chinese character 회(return, back to the first position), 회춘 is healing sickness or being vivid. So when someone obtain a young wife, we use ...

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Construction -치 못하다
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금하다 1) prohibit 도박을 금해야 한다 We should prohibit gambling. 술을 완전히 금하고 있다 I have wholly given up drinking. 2) contain emotion 그 소식을 들었을때, 기쁨을 금할 수 없었다. When I heard the news, I could not contain a ...

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Speaking about concerns with one's employment
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내가 성인 돼 버렸다. => 나는 이제 성인이다. 2018년 7월 23일은 내 졸업식이었는데도 내 마음 속에서 기쁘지 않았다. => 2018년 7월 23일 내 졸업식 날, 마음 속에서부터 기쁘지는 않았다. 4년동안 고생하고 원래는 우리 부모님들이 오래 살기 위해 돈을 많이 벌 수 있는 직장에서 일을 하기로 마음먹었는데, 취업사장에서 구해보니까 나에게 ...

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Meaning of 근위 서울 류경수 제105땅크사단
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근위 (noun) : protecting something in close distance 근위 is not used in South Korea nowdays. 근위 is protecting something in close distance. At a monarchial system, 근위병 is a soldier protecting a king so ...

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What does 남달라 mean in EXO's Tempo?
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남달라 = 남다르다 adjective : It is quite different (다르다) from other (남). His interest to the art is quite deep 그의 미술에 대한 관심은 남달라. He showed a outstanding talent in music 그는 음악에 남다른 재능을 보였다. @ We can ...

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Should I learn korean with K-POP and dramas only or I need read a book school too?
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Yes. I think so : I believe that we can not learn foreign language through TV dramas or songs. They can be a useful catalyser, but In my thought, we need at least one grammar book.

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What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓?
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金知桓 김지환 1) 知 : 알 지 => know example : 지성 = intelligence 2) 桓 : 씩씩할 환 => brave

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Are there any patterns or useful tricks for memorizing family relationships?
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Usually, Korean people do not know well the pattern beyond 사촌(cousin) We will focus to relation when I was a child. Couple is 무(zero)촌. That is, there is no curtain. But parents and child has 일(...

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이 문은 잘 안 닫혀요: is this sentence natural?
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Yes. The expression of this type is commonly used. 잘 skillfully 나는 물건을 잘 잃어 버린다. I lost my things well(=frequently) That is, 잘 decorates the verb. Here 잘 gives an extended meaning of the ...

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What’s the difference between 해 and 살 and 년?
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년 : 1) counting year 2002년 월드컵 Wolrd cup at 2002 year 나는 1997년이 되면 10살이 된다 I will be ten yeas old at 1997 2) 년 = 365 days 몇 년동안 공부했니 ? How many years do you spend for your study ? 해 : 1) ...

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what does 헌납당했고 mean? I came across it in a novel
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헌납하다 = give money or valuable thing to someone (with no expectation about reward) 나는 전 재산을 국가에 헌납했다. I dedicate my whole asset to my country. 당하다 = receive a bad thing 그의 거짓말에 또 당했다 I was ...

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What's the difference between 이 and 이거?
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이 : 1) 관형사 decoration for noun : 이 옷이 좋다. This clothes is better. 이 말은 듣기좋다. This word is heard sweetly. 이 공원에서 쉬자. Let's have a break time at this park. 2) 지시 대명사 demonstrative pronoun : 이는 ...

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Grammar/vocab to introduce a better alternative (sounds like 차다리 or 자다리)
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* 오히려 (1) 일반적인 기준이나 예상, 짐작, 기대와는 전혀 반대가 되거나 다르게 be different or oppose to general standard, estimation, or expectation = 도리어 여름에는 살이 빠지지만 나는 도리어 더 찐다 In summer, we are going to be slim, ...

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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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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 '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 does 또한 mean here?
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윤해솔과 함께 곡을 전반적으로 잘 끌고 가면서 자신의 역량 또한 숨김없이 드러냈다. In cooperation with 윤해솔, with singing(or dragging) a song well as a whole, he exposed his ability without shrinking, too. That is, he showed two : ...

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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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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 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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섭리 pronounced as 섬니? Is this another sound assimilation to make it easier to pronounce?
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As far as I know, there are two typical ways in pronunciation of words : Tensification - it need a strong muscle and 비음화 - sound from nose. First, for 걱정, 걱쩡 (tensification). We speak strongly. And ...

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The meaning of -보있다
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북한어 north-korean chose a vowel "l" than "ㅏ", compared to 남한어 south-korean, sometimes. 북한어 (남한어) : 그러니끼 (그러니까 thus), 수집다(수줍다 be shy), 부시다(부수다 break), 내놓이다(내놓아 지다 be shown), 엮이다(엮어 지다 be involved) ...

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What is being said in this short audio? (Attempt provided)
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1) 이승 사는 인간들이나 저승 사는 귀신들이나 필요한만큼 현명하고 주워진 만큼 반응 하면 되는데 말이지 자꾸 진실이 뭐냐고 물어보면 (안되지) Humans in the living world, and the souls in the world of the dead are sufficient when they are wise as much as they ...

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What does 소취곡 mean?
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욕심이자 바람으로 => It is a desire or wish, 팬들의 소취곡 퀸을 => Queen or Queen's songs, which are fan's favorite things, 세상에 나오게 => appear 하고 싶어 => I want As a desire or wish, I want that Queen's songs, which ...

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What's the meanings of 다구리, 뭉쳐, 스릉 and so on?
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1. But, I know how I win 2. 다구리 noun, 다구리다 = 그것은 다구리 입니다. It is a handling-way. Usually, in action movie, or crime event, to overcome a fixed man, 다구리 is a several people's beating. 3. 뭉쳐 : ...

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