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Translation:Yes

September 7, 2017

113 Comments


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

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


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


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


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


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

Thank you for the explanation! Would you say that you open your mouth wider in the former than you do in the latter?


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crugland1

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yareli109944

Yea that is true


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

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.


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


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

Now I understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LujainAli5

It helped me a lot, thanks


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

They sound the same to me too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie.OwO

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.


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Irene12345679

I think is about how long the sound is, but I actually don't know


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


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

Doesn't "yes" = "네"?


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

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


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


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

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


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

Actually 3 : "예" "네" "응"


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


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


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

Omg im doing this now and dyingggg


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


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

Why does it have both meanings in the answer choices


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah883073

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sonya882013

On the question before this it says theres an error.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sravanti3

Yes or... yes? Is this a Twice joke? XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dianna0747

I accidentally clicked on one that i know is wrong but it said it was correct anyway. How am i supposed to know if anything im doing is correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sravanti3

I mean, both options are yes so there's no way to get it wrong lol


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

i saw yes or yes as the answers and thought of twice


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

Why were the two options"yes" and "Yes"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashish521682

What's the difference between ye and yes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShreyaKhare23_

Please tell me the difference between capital Y in Yes and small y in yes ( in korean language)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

The "Yes" and "yes" are the English translations of 예.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcus902369

What's the difference between yes and Yes??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neda841926

I cant hear nothing i click it but it dont have sound


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

In how many days i will learn Korean??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-LittleMy-

Can anyone tell me how do you read 응? I mean, i KNOW it means 'yes' and i KNOW it pronounces as 'ye', but what's the logic behind that? For me, it's one silent oval over a horizontal line for 'eu' sound and... than another silent oval beneath that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

응 isn't pronounced as "ye" but "eung." It consists of the silent ㅇ followed by "eu" followed by non-silent ㅇ, which is pronounced as "ng." Note that ㅇ as a final consonant isn't silent.

"ye" is 예.

Both 응 and 예 can mean "yes" but the latter is more formal.


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

Os there a difference between Yes and yes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LANDON996697

I now know how to say yes in three languages, very cool duolingo!


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

What's the difference of "예" and "얘"?


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

This word means yes, and the only options available are 'yes' and 'Yes' which mean the same... after tapping the yes with small 'y' it said wrong!


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

Hey friends Please follow me


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

there's no answer to tap and that's annoying


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

When I say ye it says im right but my friends in korea told me that u say ne??? Im so confused


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana503089

I just started learning Korean,and why is there so many words that sound like yes in Korean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kuei-Ti

It just happens that there are many homonyms.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleo412944

Your choices are yes and Yes. What's the difference?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mia191997

How can i know that yes and Yes are different?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mia191997

How can i understand the difference between yes and Yes


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

Choosing Yes and yes as both answers is wrong? Waeyo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilliany000

some of the letters sound the same and i get confused easily hahaha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mannatsing12

E,= 이 but one e is 예


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sphia164067

i thought yes in korean was 네.


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

Is there a difference in pronunciation between "e" and


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

Is this the same same as saying yeah or does 예 just mean yes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hana475135

doulingo is the best application To know the Korean language


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

its spelled ye but purnouced de am i right?


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


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

Thank you for this. Part of what frustrates me with learning Korean is the weird way the vowels get romanized. The romanizations make no sense to me and it throws me off. I'm afraid I'll never have a good grasp of the syllabery or how anything gets spelled.


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

Leave me alone Im dumb


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


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

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