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Translation:Up

July 11, 2017

24 Comments


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

It's actually kind of nice that the up and down symbols seem to be pointing in the direction they mean. That makes it a bit easier to remember


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jian-hong

Logics of Kanji since the Bronze Age in China.


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

how does it sound? うえ?


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

上/うえ up

下/した bottom

右/みぎ right

左/ひだり left


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

In English, the opposite of 'up' should be 'down', while the opposite of 'bottom' is 'top'. You are mixing them here. Does shita mean both 'up' and 'top'?


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

Yes, (Though Ue is up, Shita is down)
上 - Up, Above, Over, Top, Summit, On (surface)
下 - Below, Down, Under, Bottom, Beneath


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

this doesn't accept top though, was also wondering about that.


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

Why is "on" not accepted?


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

It should be. As someone else says, "on" is accepted in their constructed sentences. It seems this bit of Japanese isn't well developed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasper00000001

Because it literally mean 'up'. You need to add a 'no' to indicate that it is on something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan663716

Report it the next time it marks it wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasper00000001

You are a cat so I am following you now.


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

I said "over" and got it wrong...?


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    The audio sound like うべ, but the true pronunciation is うえ


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

    when a chair is on the table they use ue too


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

    What about the house? Isn't いえtoo?


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

    This kanji is ue, not ie


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

    I translated as 'top' and was marked wrong


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

    To memorize this character well; it looks like a plant with a branch growing out of soil.


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

    In some swiss german dialects "ue" also means up, although with a different u. For the few swiss germans here, this one's for you

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