Is there a difference in pronunciation between "e" and "ae" and between "ye" and "yae"?
에 has an [e] sound, a tense mid front unrounded vowel, like in "bait", "made".
애 has an [ɛ] sound, a lax mid front unrounded vowel, like in "bet", "head".
Thanks, it helps a lot!
For people who knows French:
[e] is é (café). [ɛ] is è (scène, j'ai)
I have a problem to hear those sounds in ㅔ and ㅐ on Forvo through,
Especially the firt one, sounds rather to me like a long è, between the è and the é. Someone else hears the same than me?
Native Korean. There is a difference between '에, e' and '애, ae'. When you speak '애, ae', the mouth should be opened much horizontally. Speak '에, e' and make lips horizontally wider (height of the mouth will be shorter). You can see the pronunciation is changed. Same for '예, ye' and '얘, yea'. Hope this will be helpful.
They're the same "eh" sound but ㅐ (ae) has your mouth opened wider, same thing with ㅖ and ㅒ (ye, yae) you just add the "y" sound along with it.
Hope this helps:
Lessons 1 and 2:
ㅣ = i
ㅏ = a
ㅓ = eo (Romanized as “eo” but it sounds closer to “uh” in English)
ㅡ = eu
ㅜ = u
ㅗ = o
ㅑ = ya ㅕ = yeo ㅠ = yu ㅛ = yo
ㅐ = ae (a combination of ㅏ and ㅣ)
ㅔ = e (a combination of ㅓ and ㅣ)
ㅒ = yae (most commonly seen in the word “얘기하다” – meaning “to talk with”)
ㅕ + ㅣ = ㅖ = ye (예)
it isnt technically informal, 예 is the most polite you can get 네 is what you usually here and thats just polite but the informal way if yes is 응
Nae? This is informal. Formal way is in most teaching, I saw this from previous lesson. No thank you
I have no problem with yall learning the language becuz of the common interest in BTS but honestly i just want to learn it so if i ever get the chance to go to Korea i can experience it whole-ly and not like a complete foreigner... i want to appriciate the culture for all of it... so im gonna ask kindly... please dont spam the comments with BTS this and BTS that... the comments should be to answer questions about the lesson... it makes it harder to scroll thru all the comments to find an explanation for 1 question i have... thanks fam and good luck in learning korean!
Is there anyone else here who is not learning this for BTS? I'm learning Korean because I hear a lot about how cool hangul is, because it's a very nice sounding language, and because it's very similar to Japanese, which I speak to a decent degree
Lmao, im just learning it because of BTS. And i think korean is really beautiful language :)
I put ye but isn't it supposed to be yes? I am confused, how am I supposed to know what it means in english?
They give you the choice to translate the sound "ye" or the meaning "yes". Here it's a bit confusing, but it's the choice you have.
So I'm curious about the change of the meaning. When does it mean yes and when examples? Can you just say "예, 예" and mean yes, examples?
agreed. I can barely speak English, and that is my native language. The things I do for BTS-
Some words just have more than one meaning, then either should be correct depending on the way it is used. One word by itself is more likely to mean "yes" or be the vowel sound "ye" than to mean "instances".
Okay, I'm kind of confused now. My answer was yeo, but it said I have a typo. I really like Duolingo, but could someone please tell me why they don't teach us actual words. I'm learning this at school and the computers don't have sound...I really need help. I want to be fluent in Korean, but this really is not helping much.
Duo said you have a typo because it thought you meant to write "yes" instead of "yeo". 예 is indeed yes in English and it is pronunced "ye" not "yeo" which would be 여.
The emphasis of the "alphabet" section is the letters (characters) and the sounds represented by each symbol. Including a genuine word at the end of the exercise simply adds a little spice to the lesson. I'm not clear on why this upsets some folks, and my guess is that certain meanings of 예, and 이 are now firmly in your memory banks. I'll also bet you remember how to say "milk" in Korean. Regarding more than one meaning for a word, that occurs often in English as well, and I assume in many other languages. Korean is a language that depends very much on context, as many words have multiple meanings.
Ok when I got this one, my two options were, and I kid you not, "yes" and "Yes" and if that isn't confusing I don't know what is
Oh man jus wait until you get to lesson 3 and start learning about the different 5 different symbols that all have the same sound "gat"
It's spelled "예". It is Korean we are learning, so focus on the Korean spelling. The "romanized" depiction "ye" is just a means of helping us associate the pronunciation with something more familiar. And in this case it is really not helpful, becuse most English speakers will look at that and see Yee, with a long "e" like the old English word for "you". The pronunciation of 예 is somewhere between a short e, a short a, and a long a in English with a "y" sound in front. Not all Koreans pronounce it the same. 얘, and 예, or 애 and 에 are said to sound the same, but there are some Koreans who claim there is a differnce. Learn the Hangul with any of several good Youtube videos, set your keyboard or phone to use the hangul, and ditch the Romanization forever if you want to learn Korean.
Nae and ye mean yeah or yup. Dae (I think I spelled that right) means yes in a formal way
There are several ways to say "yes". Ne (네) is one of them. Depending on who you ar talking to (politeness level ) you could also use 예, 응, 어. And then, of ourse, there are many other "affirmatives" just like in English--right, correct, affirmative, exactly, just so, you got it, etc.
I know there are a lot of comments in this discussion, and some are not helpful, but if you skim through the comments in each disussion, you can often find the answer to your question. As you get deeper into the course, the number of comments decreases, so it won´t take as long to check them out. One trick you might want to use is the "find" function on your computer (if you are using a PC desktop). Press the control key and an "f" and then type a word or name. You will get a count on the number of references on the page, and you can scroll through them quickly using the enter key.
How do you know the differwence between a capital and lowercase in korean?
I put the 2 Yes answers but it got counted wrong.I put 2 because they're both correct. Was I supposed to only put one?
Click the turtle sign and listen to her say it nice and slow. "Yiiieeeeh"
for a while i started thinking the symbol for "ye" was "yae". Then other ones confused me more like "ae" and "e". does anyone know how to try to hear the right way to the right symbol? (sorry if this was confusing)
Everyone is either talking about learning or BTS i just wanted to say that anyone noticed how the only choices were YES or YES...... Get it
It gives you two of the same options and its obvious that you can pick any and still get correct
so i see [insert word we had to define because I am using a computer and don't have controls for the Korean alphabet] means 'Yes' or 'example' but what difference does it make if you put in 'yes' but in lowercase? is it a grammar thing? if so pls explain. pls explain either way
I love this application this is the best now I know how to speak Korean end Japanese when I go to Japan I speak with so much people there and I make a new friends
This Lesson:예 is ye, or yes Me: Got it This Lesson:예 is ye, or yes Me: I know, I understand This Lesson:예 is ye or yes Me: YES! I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS
The correct answer is given as Aye, this seems to be a typo, but I don't know how to report it since there's no suitable option to choose.
Aye was added as an alternative answer to yes. The primary translation is yes, and the transliteration of 예, ye, is also accepted.
Making only the right choice begin with a big letter kinda give it away.
It's kinda ridiculous that you spend the entire lesson teaching that this means a specific sound and then the final question is that same character but now it's a word. And if you input the vowel as you've been doing for the past while it goes "technically right, but only because that's a synonym for the real right answer."
And, before anyone says it: in this instance expecting someone to hover/click on the character is still unfair because this is something that you've just gone through learning over and over again only to be told that the thing you were just conditioned to answer it with is technically wrong now.
the first pronunciation exercises show you how certain syllables sound. 예 is the [ye] sound. but when you come to translation exercises, you then have to give the English equivalent of these syllables, which could stand alone or put together to form a word. 예 is now yes.
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jkjkjk you don't have to do it if you don't want to i'm just taking the opportunity to edumacate a potential a.r.m.y. about one of the things that make me and the rest of the fandom feel great in life. and it's OK if you don't like them. the army is cool with that as long as you don't rub in our face how much they "sUcK". don't be a hater. either be neutral, or "i don't like them at all, but i wont be an overripe avacado about it".
or you can be an army
I am learning do much so i will be able to speak flulently in Korean and be able to know what BTS is saying
kind like that for me 'cept i just wanna be prepared to talk to the members at a fan meet/sign because RM is the only one who's fluent in English (and it would INFINATELY aWkWaRd if i just finished telling one of them my entire life story and they had no idea what i just said)