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What's the term for a group of people who enjoy literary works?

I'm translating an essay to English from Korean, and it uses the term hyangyoo jibdan, which means "a group of people who enjoy literary works". What's the English term for that? (I've searched, but ...
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What is the type of sound-based language conversion called?

Background I have been using the type of conversion for my Korean students when trying to get them to pronounce English words slightly more accurately. I don't transcribe the meaning of the words. I ...
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Is "say to X" grammatically correct but not colloquial? [closed]

So I'm living in South Korea and nearly everyone who is conversational in English says "say to X" instead of "tell X." For some reason, they avoid using "tell X" or &...
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Is "kekeke" considered an English word?

"kekeke" is somewhat of an alternative to "hehehe" or "huehuehue". From Urban Dictionary: This is an onomatopoeia for laughter. Its origin is the Korean onomatopoeia ㅋㅋㅋ,...
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