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Translation:Yes

September 7, 2017

151 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/hananana

Is there a difference in pronunciation between "e" and "ae" and between "ye" and "yae"?

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen

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".

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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Thank you for the IPA. That helps a lot.

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

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,

에 :https://ko.forvo.com/search/%EC%97%90/

애: https://ko.forvo.com/search/%EC%95%A0/

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?

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Escoutelou1

Thnks

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/niskigwun

In theory, yes. But most modern Korean speakers can no longer tell the difference.

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Crugland1

That makes it hard to know if Duolingo wants wae or we, yae or ye

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chunhun

Well, that makes feel a little better knowing Koreans have trouble with this too. I was going crazy trying to hear the difference. That doesn't help me on these tests though. I took four years of Korean in college so I know the characters but I still have to guess which one.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/percy418450

Really?!

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dasom4588

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.

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul862466

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.

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/suryakshi

They sound the same to me too

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alaphetical

Its ok i started out like that, but if you really listen you can hear the suttle difference. If you're still having trouble i would suggest going to Koreanclass101.com or going on their youtube channel. It really helped me hear the differences.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnitaGrace2

예 (yes)

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/suzie682268

same page as u

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/qnmtt

I agree

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BTSxTXT

No there isnt

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/naturelove93

I should check and see about that!

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/naturelove93

I said that to you, hananana.

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens6

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

Lesson 3:

ㅑ = ya ㅕ = yeo ㅠ = yu ㅛ = yo

Lesson 4:

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)

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnLei

Doesn't "yes" = "네"?

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tjrbln

네 is the informal way of saying yes. 예 Is the formal way.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/emmycakes907

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

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NecroAkade

Yes, Korean has two ways to say yes. And 네 is the one used more often

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiTeaLeaf

yes, I think its just another way of saying it ( "네" is pronounced "Ne")

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChenRiff

Nae? This is informal. Formal way is in most teaching, I saw this from previous lesson. No thank you

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/stalkingho

Yes

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnitaGrace2

No. Yes is = 예

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JennileeBe

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!

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KoreanHatesMe

You're a hero.

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/eli425612

I agree

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Meowe3

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

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ISuga-ChanI

Lmao, im just learning it because of BTS. And i think korean is really beautiful language :)

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BTSfan8

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?

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

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.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MiMaTsa

Is there a difference between "Yes" and "yes" (capital letter)

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioGT95

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?

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/souad2000

is realy hard

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/blancajams

agreed. I can barely speak English, and that is my native language. The things I do for BTS-

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SwEeT_SuGa_GoNe

Agreed also too, but it worth it for BTS

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Harshitadav

So tru.

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/medina673862

ARMY! Hello!

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/medina673862

Who is your bias? My Jimin~a

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PBtsarmy03

omg, the only reason tho. when you're a hardcore ARMY

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/medina673862

G

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/allysuccs

Same:)

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie995240

amen

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aishaxo2

I luv ur profile pic

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EquanimousLingo

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Abzuram

Why does it have both meanings in the answer choices

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

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".

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaKish

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.

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen

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.

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

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.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ManInShortShorts

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

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carlospadr263196

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"

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bangtan_Trash

its spelled ye but purnouced de am i right?

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

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.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FLASH-

예 = yes, manner, example focj the duolingo

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/g95Y1

Yes는 한국어로 대표적으로 '네'라고 하고 웃어른에게 쓰는말(높임말 or 존댓말) 로는 '예' 라고하며 긍정적 의미로 '응' 이라고도 한다

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KookiesAndCream7

Is it 'ye' or 'ne?'

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanaNaffa

If it shows 예, it's ye. If it shows 네, it's ne.

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wojtacki

You have two choises Yes or.. Yes!

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DoubleG271045

Aye once

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pastmeisnotme

isnt it nae?

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jolyon6

Nae and ye mean yeah or yup. Dae (I think I spelled that right) means yes in a formal way

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/naturelove93

Yes oh, I just said it!I did this discussion too.

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nerea183298

Yes un korean it's promounced Ne right ??

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

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.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hackoon

Yes.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay286145

Isn't it "ne"?

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

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.

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lalisa771347

I don't understand korean alpheaba help me

January 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiTeaLeaf

but the pronunciation is YE, right?

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah883073

How do you know the differwence between a capital and lowercase in korean?

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chunhun

You don't, or more specifically, there's no case in the Korean characters. At least it's one less thing to worry about!

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Atlas855344

yes yes yes

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BTSxTXT

What is the difference between ne and ye

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeOmall

i don't get the point it's not [ye] for yes it is [ne] for yes?

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatiana999576

I just remembered wasn't "Ne" yes?

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KimiAngeli

Is there a difference between 네 (Yes) and 에 (yes)?

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carlospadr263196

Simple "e" eh , "ae" a , "ye" yeh, "yae" j

October 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RashelMele

yae and ye are confusinh lol

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Larams2

How!!! i am from Brazil

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carlospadr263196

What's so hard about ye

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethB421111

❤❤❤ come its '예' and not '네' ?

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanaNaffa

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?

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/April236215

It says Im correct but I have a typo. ?? Doesn't that make me wrong?

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveJohnMi

Click the turtle sign and listen to her say it nice and slow. "Yiiieeeeh"

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/joce-710

Does it even make a different Yes or yes?

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Thanks for the help.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cato597186

I can't even hear de difference between the two

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/squishynoodles

I have a typo in my answer? Bahahaha

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Wookie540885

Is yes spelt '네' or '에' ?

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabela882752

Ķ

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabela882752

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KbvHm7

Whats the difference beyween uper and lower cases?

February 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JIMINANDTAEYEON

Chunga chunga chunga ooh

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay254779

It told me yes was wrong and Yes with a capital was right

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Genny132287

i think you have to put Yes first thenn put yes yes

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Genny132287

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)

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DoubleG271045

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

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Cindy401011

It gives you two of the same options and its obvious that you can pick any and still get correct

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraDoguim

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

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rony727772

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

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mlbbnhavldtdp2

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

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Harshita323395

What is the difference between yae-(yes) and yae-(Yes)

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alaphetical

I was originally learning Korean off of KoreanClass101.com But when i heard of Duolingo i was like, yo this is dope now im learning off both sites!!

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/19aloni

yes or yes?

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SereviaSar1

Idk what the meaning is.. Bcoz this is my first lesson.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

Now you know, and you´ve only had one lesson:)

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel

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.

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ash-Fred
Mod
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Aye was added as an alternative answer to yes. The primary translation is yes, and the transliteration of 예, ye, is also accepted.

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kami32548

Yeah

January 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/judith184385

RIGHT

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MuhammadRi734924

Yae

January 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jminsoft

why is this so hard plsss

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/yarilynn3

Well it confused me but im lucky i wrote this stuff down

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TiwakingTi

Is the answer yes or Yes?

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/myusernameisbad

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/supitsdeliiiiw

Wow, what a difference between yes and yes says sarcastically

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Selin958539

Ye

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chopachup

Making only the right choice begin with a big letter kinda give it away.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NikaEbert

Anyon elese startet do learn korean just bcuz of bts...

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/carmenmsouza

Stop this spamming, thanks

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie995240

do u know annenyonghaseyo?

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenOfCringe
September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mychemfan1

Hello!

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/irdina443053

Me

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/xxmaddie

meee

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mychemfan1

Im learning for Monsta X and manhwa (idk if thats how u spell it)

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ISuga-ChanI

So Yes dosent mean "Ne" because someone say methat yes in "Ne"

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Harshitadav

Who's learning this language just for BTS??

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Me for bts and seventeen

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnaPrutean

ARMY'S HERE?

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Carats here?

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Carats only carats my friend.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrancoVazq13

Haha suck my yea

February 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LotusAura

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.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen

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.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Shauri380171

Who is ARMY

October 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraDoguim

GASP ONLY THE BEST FANDOM IN THE HISTORY OF FANDOMS. go and listen yo'self some BTS.

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

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Maja63049

Learning Korean for BTS❤❤❤

August 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElysseahBu

I am learning do much so i will be able to speak flulently in Korean and be able to know what BTS is saying

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cato597186

Sameeeee

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraDoguim

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)

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Same.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Except for Seventeen.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AsiyaGreen

Not bts. hehe

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/matt308060

Rdx

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/matt308060

Im l

September 22, 2017
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