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Is 긿다 really "hate" ? Hi, I read somewhere that 싫다 is litteraly close to 'hate' so is it okay to use it to simply say that you don't want sthg ,without having to hate it ? Thx a lot ! Btw i just realised i mispelt in the title sorry about that 😅
Sep 19, 2019 5:47 PM
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If you just don't like something, 좋아하지 않다 may be a better choice, although 싫다 can be used too. For 싫다, the voice tone and adverbs can vary the strength widely, but it's always stronger than 좋아하지 않다. e.g. - 저는 고양이를 (별로) 좋아하지 않아요 = I don't (particularly) like cats. - 저는 공양이를 싫어해요 / 저는 고양이가 싫어요 = I dislike cats. (it sounds like a relatively mild dislike).
September 20, 2019
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September 20, 2019
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