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What are the differences in usage and meaning between 아름답다, 예쁘다, 이쁘다 and 곱다?
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1) 이쁘다 = 예쁘다 = pretty We use this on face, a thing, and behavior 2) 아름답다 = well arranged state of pretty thing. 3) 곱다 = well arranged state of part or whole of a thing. @ So if some grandmother is ...

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The difference of 안 and 않
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안 + verb = not + verb He does not eat apple 그는 사과를 안 먹는다. 아니 한다 not do => 않다=않아요=않는다, not did => 않았다. He does not clean the room 방을 청소하지 않는다. He did not eat 먹지 않았다. 아니다 not is => 않다=않아요, not ...

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Pronunciation of Two-Consonant patchim
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1) two consonants+consonant o : 앉아 (sit) => 안자, 젊어 (young) => 절머 (b), 넋이 (spirit)=>넉씨 2) two consonants+not consonant o : 넋과 =>넉꽈, 얹다 (put) => 언따, 핥다 (lick) => 할따, 없다 (no existence) =...

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is the pronunciation of "아저씨"same as "아젓시"?
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In Korean, there are five fortis (된소리) 'ㄲ', 'ㄸ', 'ㅃ', 'ㅆ', 'ㅉ' 된소리 법칙(law) : Sound between two vowels Example : 소쩍새 (scops owl) -> 솢쩍쌔, 어깨 (shoulder)-> 억깨, 오빠 (brother)->옵빠, 으뜸 (best) -> ...

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What is ~없어서는, how is it used?
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있다 verb : be in place or state 1) 니가 여기 있어서는 (=있어선=있으면=머무르면=stay) 안된다. You must leave here 네가 내 곁에 있어서 안심이다 I am safe because you are near to me. 2) 그것은 사회 발달에 있어서 (=발달에 있어=발달에서) 중요하다 It is ...

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Translation of "My colleagues have never been to Europe"
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My colleagues did not go to Europe recently 내 동료들은 최근에 유럽에 가지 않았다. My colleagues have never been to Europe 내 동료들은 유럽에 가본 적이 없다. (That is, have + been checks the experience in all their born days) ...

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Negatives: 안- vs -지 못하다
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안하다 : do not do Even though I can do it, I do not do because of my will. 못하다 : can not do I haven't met my colleagues yet. 아직 동료들을 만나지 못했어. Here I want to meet them, but by a lack of my skill ...

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Different forms of the same word/verb?
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1) 깨끗 is origin of 깨끗하다. 2) 깨끗하다 (be clean) can be honored as 깨끗해요, 깨끗합니다. 3) 깨끗한 adjective (being clean) For example, 깨끗한 손 clean hand. 4) 깨끗해+서(reason), 깨끗하+게(way) 내 손은 깨끗해서 좋다 I like my hand ...

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Can someone help me translate this phrase?
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Consider usage of "leave" 1) leave a patient to the doctor's care. 환자를 의사에게 맡기다 2) I left my child in my sister's care. 나는 어린아이를 누님에게 맡겼다 Given sentence can be translated directly as 나는 마음을 ...

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what does 런이고 나발이고 mean?
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1) 나발 trumpet 2) 기본 형태 (basic form) : A(=noun) 이고(or 고) 나발이고 B하자 At this time, absolutely B is rather than A. 3) 배고픈데, 커피보단 밥먹자 Because I am hungry, dinner is better than coffee. 배고픈데, 커피고 나발이고 ...

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what does 한 몫 한거 같기도 mean?
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순위대로 노래를 픽(pick)하는 이전 시즌의 시스템을 그대로 차용했다면, 마지막까지 남았던 곡 I can not judge that this sentence is gramatically correct. Let me translate directly : If we use the system used in last year whose participator ...

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Is 수전노 a negative word?
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수전노 : 돈을 지키는 노예 slave keeping money (direct translation) Making a lower estimate on a person who makes an effort on obtaining money only and never have pity on other. @ Simply without a pity. He is ...

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Adjective ending -적 vs -적인
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noun + 적 : it has two usage : noun and adnominal (or pre-noun) 1) For instance, 철학적 사고 = philosophical thought It is adnominal whose meaning is being related with philosophy. 2) 철학적인 분석 = ...

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How to expand the verb 불러일으키시였습니다?
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불러일으키다 has a past-honorific form 불러일으키시였습니다. 불러 = call, 일으키다 = wake up so that 불러일으키다 means taking other's spirit, behaviour or state. His offer is not my interest. 그의 제안은 내 관심을 불러일으키지 않는다. The ...

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What does 키재기식의 상식 대결 mean?
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1) 도토리 키 재기 = struggling of people of low-level 2) 네가 크면, 얼마나 크다고 ? 너나 나나 도토리 키재기지. If you are tall, how are you tall ? Difference of heights of you and me is not big and we are short. 3) If A has ...

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Beginning consonants sounds. Are those mixed sounds?
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(1) ㄱ [k/g] does not mean that ㄱ sounds k or g. It means that ㄱ sounds like k or g. Therefore, you are right. (2) Phonetic value of ㄱ means a sound. When we pronounce 가게 (shop), there is a sound for ...

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"Warrior", "Fighter", "Strength", or something along those lines for possible tattoo
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I am a native speaker. And I have no fiend with tattoo. I want to say my opinion, some examples, about tattoo with strong meaning. First, I may understand grandmother's feeling partially. Usually ...

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what does 안으로 샐죽하니 튀들어 가지 않느냐. mean?
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1) 샐죽하면서 안으로 튀들어 = 안으로 샐죽하면서 튀들어 = go inside with slant 2) 샐죽하니 안으로 튀들어 = 안으로 샐죽하니 튀들어 = go inside as like cow put out tongue [old] 1) 쌜쭉하다 : 어떤 감정의 표현으로서 입이나 눈을 한쪽으로 샐긋하고(slightly slant) 움직이는 모양....

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Pronunciation of "mieum"
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1) ㅁ has a name mieum as topo morto explained. 2) We can not pronounced ㅁ. But we know how it works in a word : ma 마 mi 미 mu 무 me 메 mo 모 and so on. It can be pronounced with several ways, with ...

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How can I use the form X + 답다?
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답다 1) sharing property 꽃답다 be like a flower 그는 꽃다운 나이에 죽었다. He died at an age like a flower (=young) 아름답다 be beautiful 정답다 be friendly 2) sharing affirmative property 어른답다 be like a adult : ...

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Difference between 보고싶어 and 보고싶다
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1) 보고 싶다 나는 그녀가 보고 싶다. I miss her. (Usually, we use this form in a diary) 2) 보고 싶어. 니가 보고 싶어 I miss you. (Usually, in conversation when talker is older than or equal to listener. When listener is ...

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Difference 동일한 vs 똑같은
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똑 = very similar : It contains equality case. 같다 = seem, be equal 동일 : be equal, exactly one If we measure roughly, then we use 똑같은. If there is a precise standard, then we use 동일한. A사와 B사의 컵은 ...

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When should spaces be used between words?
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Let me enumerate confusing spacings. All following examples obey spacing rule (If you do not know the meaning of word, then comment it). (1) 꽃에서부터/ 꽃이나마/ 어디까지나/ 집에서처럼/ 학교에서만도/ 나가면서까지/들어가기는커녕 (2) 학교 ...

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What is the difference between 비 and 요금?
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요금 (료) rate vs 비용 (비) expense When I use some service, I must pay rate. When I do something or achieve my goal, we must prepare some A. Here for A we pay an expense. 학비 벌려고 아르바이트 한다. For an academic ...

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도록 vs. 기(를) 위해 ...how different?
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근육 풀기 위해 뭐해요 ? 근육이 굳어지지 않도록 뭐해요 ? 근육이 굳어지지 않게 하기 위해 뭐해요 ? How do I do in order to relax my body ? 도록-expression contains will of subject. First and third means that I must do something but I hate. ...

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What's the difference between 특징 and 특점?
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특징 = point distinguishing things 특이점=특이한 점=point in a thing A does not follow the governing rule of A I will enumerate 특징 of superman distinguishing from general people : (1) He has an arm like a ...

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Why does this word not get an irregular conjugation?
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ㅅ 불규칙 활용 (ㅅ irregular usage) 낫+아->나아 (adj; 그는 병이 나아졌다. His body in state of sickness was better) 긋+어 -> 그어 (draw a line) 붓+어 -> 부어 (그는 풍선처럼 얼굴이 부었다 His face was larger like a balloon) 동사는 벗다 솟다 ...

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Are there any Korean '요괴', or does that word refer only to Japanese folklore?
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요괴 = 요물 = monster Korean call it 도깨비 frequently. But 도깨비 is typical example of 요괴. 요괴 is a thing having natural power. If the power is good, then we call it a god. Typical example of good 요괴 is ...

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Why are fuseboxes called '두꺼비집' - 'toad houses'?
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Song : 두껍아 두껍아 헌집 주께 새집 다오 (A). Toad toad. I will give an old house and you would give me a new house. Like this song, toad is familiar to us, because it represents a luck. Cover knife switch : We ...

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A subject marker question
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Reference : 관용 표현과 이중 주어 Usage expression and double subject (1) Chulsoo has a long leg. ㄱ. 철수가 다리가 길다. ㄱ'. 다리가 철수가 길다. It has two subjects and switching is possible. (2) Kim boss showed his ...

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