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For example, ‘destruction’ means the act of destructing and the act is destructing.

Here is my question: ‘happiness’ means the quality of being happy.

Is the quality being happy? I mean, is being happy quality?

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  • Your question is not about grammar and idiom, it's about meanings and definitions (semantics). This is not the right site to address it. Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:08
  • @Ronald Sole Please give me some help I love you....
    – user131090
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:09
  • Most people would regard happiness as a quality. Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:12
  • @Ronald Sole you mean being happy is quality?
    – user131090
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:19

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"Happiness" is a noun. It is a quality or characteristic (특질) that something can have or not have.

I found happiness when my daughter was born.

"Being happy" is a gerund phrase that could be used to say what the abstract noun "happiness" is. Just like "being fast" could be used to say what "speed" is.

Happiness is the quality of being happy.

Speed is the quality of going fast.

Quality, in this sense does not mean "level of excellence"

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  • Good writing in Korean I love you there’s nobody but you
    – user131090
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:29
  • Wiktionary has glosses for each sense of a word. It is useful to use a bilingual dictionary to understand the meaning of difficult words.
    – James K
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:31
  • okay ♥ actually Korean is harder because there are many 한자어
    – user131090
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 11:37

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