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What's the difference between 꾸러기 and 꾼? Like 장난꾸러기 vs. 장난꾼 or 말썽꾸러기 vs. 말썽꾼?

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    It's kind of interesting question, because I've never thought of any link between the two as a native Korean. "~꾸러기" means a person who overdoes something. "~꾸러기" is often used when we call kids, whereas "꾼" is often used when we call someone who does things habitually or overly. "꾼" usually has a negative connotation.

    장난꾸러기 : a mischievous boy
    잠꾸러기 : a sleepyhead
    말썽꾸러기 : a troublemaker

    사기꾼 : a con man, crook
    도박꾼 : a gambler (not ordinary people who sometimes enjoy gambling, usually a person addicted to gambling definitely for money)

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