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마리사 ~ マリサ
꾸벅꾸벅? In this sentence: 강의가 지루해서 꾸벅꾸벅 졸고 있어요. why does the person say 꾸벅꾸벅, when they already say that they're dozing off? (Is there a need to have 꾸벅꾸벅, when there is 졸고 있어요?) 감사합니다~ (\(^-^ )/)
Jun 25, 2013 1:08 AM
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Thank you for both of your answers. 감사합니다. ^___^
June 25, 2013
I agree with billy. There are many(countless) 의태어 in Korean. However, They are usually used for showing giving force to a word, phrases, or sentence, so you don't have to worry about them. you don't have to learning about them seriously.
June 25, 2013
"꾸벅꾸벅" is 의태어, and shows the action of nodding one's head or upper body continuously.
June 25, 2013
because we have not grown up in korean society, we underestimate the power of this kind of vocabulary. In my estimate this is the hardest type of vocabulary to master for foreigners. most of these words give a very particular feeling to koreans, something an ordinary, general class of vocabulary cannot even achieve. They usually give a very specific image where the listener can resonate strongly. If you are able to master their usage then I think it's like you have been awarded a black belt in korean studies.
June 25, 2013
마리사 ~ マリサ
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