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Translation:Down

July 2, 2017

40 Comments


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

Could also be "under"

July 2, 2017

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

I said "under" and it accepted it

April 17, 2018

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

そうだよ。I love your profile picture too.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aelise_627

Below and beneath also came to mind. So many prepositions that fit this... haha

July 12, 2019

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

A helpful way I was taught to remember down/up is that the character for した 'points' down.

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ishana92

and to remember pronounciation - you look down because you stepped in shita

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James850275

Also,"shita, we're going down!" And its opposite, up up and ue.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hE4S2

Thats a good one !

August 5, 2017

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

You can also use the thingy attached. 上= above the long horizontal line 下 = below the... For left and right. It can be stroke order. 右= starts with the horizontal line from RIGHT to left. 左= start with the vertical slating line from LEFT to right. It will be easy to identify it by the length of the vertical line. Migi have a "Ro" kana so get it Roight. Hidari have a "E" kana on the opposite side of LEft.

July 29, 2018

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

左 starts with the horizontal line from left to right, 右 starts with the vertical line from up(right?) to bottom-left, otherwise good guide!

August 6, 2018

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

Spanish speaking people have this very easy: Left is "Izquierda" which begins with I, and Right is "Derecha" which begins with D.

June 27, 2019

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

why does it make 'ge' sound for me?

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mels182143

I don't remember where I learned it, but in the notebook I have, I wrote "げ” for the sound of 下, but then I heard ”した” in this lesson and it confused me. What's the difference between " げ " and " した "?

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThatCoolKid_69

On'yomi vs Kun'yomi reading perhaps?

March 26, 2019

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

The easiest way to remember this reading is to use WaniKani's mnemonic. The Kanji looks like a toe (ト) below ground (一). Imagine yourself walking and stepping on something. What do you see? The worst thing imaginable... した!

November 15, 2017

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

Whahah, okay that also works I'll give you that!

August 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandi302159

Were goin 下, 下, in an earlier round...

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

Still my favorite nihongo word

July 7, 2017

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

Does it have any connection with shitaki?

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kenn339668

You mean the edible mushrooms? That would be しいたけ (shiitake, with an extra い as well as an え ending) or in kanji 椎茸, so probably not.

October 18, 2017

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

why i can not say "bottom"

April 14, 2018

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

'Bottom' is somw how incorrect?

October 28, 2018

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

When 下 is pronounced as げ it means lowness of a value, or inferiority. When 下 is pronounced as した it means down, below, under.

So the pronounciation of 下 is wrong when compared to the correct translation.

June 9, 2019

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

bottom??

January 23, 2018

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

Reported on the 3rd of December 2018 for not accepting "bottom" as correct.

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mels182143

I don't remember where I learned it, but in the notebook I have, I wrote "げ” for the sound of 下, but then I heard ”した” in this lesson and it confused me. What's the difference between " げ " and " した "?

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D3nny1337

I assume it's just an incorrect pronounciation. If you hover over the kanji it pronounces it as "した" but if you let it speak the "whole sentence" it pronounces it like "げ".

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mels182143

When I hover over the kanji, it doesn't show me any hiragana ._. So you think "げ" isn't a correct pronunciation?

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D3nny1337

Right. け is wrong here. It should read as した.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephCoop91192

Shouldn't this be shita instead of ge?

July 17, 2019

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

Does it have anything to do with Shitaki?

October 9, 2017

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

I am not sure if you mean "shitagi." Shitagi is 下着, where 下=under; 着(き-ぎ due to consonant mutation) means wear, so 下着 is "underwear", quite reasonable, right?

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LL066

Ok... I wrote "up" and it's just the opposite u___u

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JCP0310

"Below" is accepted.

January 18, 2019

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

I used "bottom" and they didn't accept it, why?

March 20, 2019

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

How come the audio sometimes says "shita" and other times says this as "shta?"

July 31, 2019

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

Also a good way to memorize the character is as a plant with a branch hanging down from a ledge, even the branch is hanging (in opposite to the branch in 上!)

I personally found this to look too much like a ↑ with a bumper above it, so I started memorizing them by growing/hanging plants!

August 6, 2018

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

I wrote bottom and it tells me I'm incorrect.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven986698

Accepts 'down' and 'below' but not 'down below'.

January 19, 2019

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

Bottom is not accepted? Why?

May 31, 2019
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