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Translation:Eye

June 26, 2017

57 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dods982738

It kind of looks like an eye


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnonymousDratini

The kanji for it 目kinda looks like a window


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rainiette

The eyes are the windows to the soul


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

Actually it's the picture of an eye rotated by 90°.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

This is how the world 目came to be.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YosifBambin

This is very confusing. If you're asking us for the meaning, shouldn't you give us the kanji? "め” is the hiragana for "me". It could be "eye" but it doesn't have to be.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lethal_gnome

This is the section of the course for learning hiragana though, so it doesn't really make sense to jump right into kanji


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattDailisan

You have a point, but what other meaning would め have at this level of Japanese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clintack

In all of the "match the pairs" exercises leading up to this, we've "translated" め as "me". It's "meaning" is the sound it represents. Suddenly, that's marked wrong with nothing to indicate that we're supposed to treat it as a word rather than a hiragana.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yayoi207465

I aswell. I got confused. ;-;


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    Oh, like megane (or however it's spelled) being glasses


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt367569

    "I" (eye) am "me"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joelapagos

    The windows are the eyes of the house


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrismVelocity

    And your eyes are the windows to your soul.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sum_Gai

    If the doorway is the mouth of a house is the mouth the doorway to the soul?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateB.16

    There's a legend where the soul leaves its cage/body by the mouth...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Animiles

    (There should be an image below)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel513800

    Why is it pronounced differently when you tap the character and when it you tap the speaker? It sounds like ne ね when I tap the speaker and a definite me め when I tap the character.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrcqm1

    Probably the speed at which the person is speaking? That's my best guess but meh. (See what I did there? :P)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfpupemi

    Its the same ,but i think she is saying it "harder" when you click the word vs when you just hear it with the blue button


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin539971

    Is this word plural or singular?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s13579

    Both singular and plural. You can understand it in the context.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luzziernaga

    there's no singular nor plural in japanese


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sum_Gai

    Every noun in Japanese is like English nouns with a double vowel (deer, moose, goose, food). The singular form is also the plural form.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaos_Hawk

    Sum_Gai That's the best way I've heard it put! Thank you!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlueLinguist

    Why doesn't use the kanji???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaos_Hawk

    First of all, love your profile pic <3

    Second, this is just the Hiragana section of Duolingo. They do add a little Kanji once in a while, but only slowly. Sometimes if you hover your mouse cursor over the word it will show you the Kanji for it but not always.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frankie9001

    Every time I see this, i can only think of the sharingan...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esther837356

    Woo el hiragana es intersante ya que igual el kanji ;) me : ojos es plural o singular?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davux

    It looks like an eye, and it sounds like the French word "nez" which means... "nose". Not sure if that's helping or confusing though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/llawrence.920

    Mi: on its side, it looks like a curly M with an i on the side Me: looks like an eye with lashes! Look at 'me' etc. Nu: is a 'new' shape, looks like it's holding a u in the middle


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milo714796

    You could think of "me" is like "I" - spoken phonetically as eye :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delilah100

    Just remember the pretzel hope this comes in handy and I can talk to my banchan


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/izanami_goddess

    Ow 'Meh' Eye and looks like an eye, yes.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheCinnabu

    Is hiragana used to spell people's names?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Lin

    Yes, because many Japanese names are written in Kanjis, but the pronunciation of Japanese Kanjis is quite complicated, so if a person of a place has a name with uncommon Kanjis, hiraganas may be written on the top of Kanjis, in order to tell the reader how to pronounce them correctly.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

    Hiragana written above kanji to clarify the pronunciation is also known as furigana.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeyButler

    It literally looks like an eye with pretty eyelashes looking up


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hana469446

    Imagine Eric Cartman saying "my eye" :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZackeryD.

    ...Did I SEE it right, or is there something in MEH eye?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KLTah

    why is 目 not accepted as an answer?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trinity189189

    め looks like an eye, or you can think of "May I?"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BRUCE8527

    May I? 'Me' means eye. May I?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joey899924

    I answered eyeball and was incorrect. Why, arent they the same


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Swisidniak

    目玉 "medama" is more commonly "eyeball"
    目 - eye 玉 - ball


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbhayNathMalviya

    It speaks "May" istead of "NO."Please check and correct in this tool.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Swisidniak

    It's doing what it should then. め is "me" sounding like "may". A two-stroke hiragana
    "No" is の, a single-stroke hiragana


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RomanMarti352327

    mi mi and me are both eye?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Swisidniak

    目・め・me・"eye"
    耳・みみ・mimi・"ear"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yuuzernaem

    You poked ME EYE


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/llaiN0

    the girl saying this sounds disgusted


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura592070

    Another word for i is me, so eye is me


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nawm_D_Ploom

    OUCH! You hit me in "me" eye!

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