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여러 가지 종류의 재료로...

 

From 우리는 여러 가지 종류의 재료로 많은 종류의 음식을 요리할 수 있습니다.

One of the meanings of 가지 is "a kind", but 종류 also has the meaning of "kind/type".

So it seems that 여러 가지 종류의 재료로 means "with/using several kind kinds of materials".

When used this way does 가지 take on the meaning of "different/various"? Does 여러 가지 mean "several different" in this example?

Would it be possible to replace 여러 가지 with 다양한?

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For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Yes, you can say "다양한 종류의 재료" instead of "여러 가지 종류의 재료".

    "가지" is a bound noun, and means a group or class, classified according to a certain qualities or features. Therefore, It cannot use in alone, except using for a predicate.

    두 가지(의) 방법, 방법-은/이 두 가지다.
    세 가지(의) 종류, 종류-가/는 세 가지다.
    여러 가지(의) 옷, 옷-이/은 여러 가지다.

    "여러 가지" means either "several (kinds)" or "various"
    "여러 가지 종류" means "various sorts"
    "여러 가지 종류의 재료" means "ingredients of various sorts"

    "various" means "다양한"
    "to be various" means "다양하다"

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