"우의"

Translation:Friendship

September 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeremiah838709

How was i supposed to know the answer to this?


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You can click on the word and it will give you the translation! Basically any part that is underlined with a dotted line.


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How to find out the difference


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Id you are not able to find the difference between the words try ro write their Pronouncation on a piece of paper or make a specific notebook for learning korean. Then while it is asking for example tell the word by listening at that time first you can listen than choose the option and if it says correct than write the korean letter and the word given!


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Love your comment you are amazing love you


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Is it really you park chaeyong


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Are you real Rosennie park


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hafsagul7

Yeah I do the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RishitaPat18

This word feels like 'wae' which is 'why'


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

How to easily pronounce


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.RM8NM3

Means!... Hi, hello


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

I dont think you were supposed to know the answer to it...it's just a way to familiarise you with Korean words right from the get-go. ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverBens6

Umm... actually Duolingo gives a hint if I hover my mouse over the word. It's just something Duolingo expects you to figure out yourself (although they should probably mention it as a lot of people don't seem to realise this).


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

uhh.... i just downloaded duolingo and its the first thing it says when u begin a course.... so everyone should know it but everyone just skips it ....


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

They definitely do tell you at the beginning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Violet815937

True, i didnt know that so thank you


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But people who know much about Chinese may be realise the meaning at first by reading it,because 우의 means 友谊(yǒu yì) in Chinese and their pronunciation is similiar.


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

友誼 you yi (Chinese)
友誼 yuu gi ゆうぎ (Japanese)
友誼 u ui 우의 (Korean)
友誼 hữu nghị (Vietnamese)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SUDIBTSOT7

But the pronunciation doesnt sound like 'u ui' but more like 'u oe'...i m confused..do i hear wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiGHiT2013

I hope any native korean clear my doubt how "ue"?


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

I want to know that too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrio389017

yes after all thats where it comes from!! like the words for "ready" and "freedom" too!


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"ready"
準備 zhun bei (Chinese)
準備 jun bi じゅんび (Japanese)
準備 jun bi 준비 (Korean)
準備 chuẩn bị (Vietnamese)

"freedom"
自由 zi you (Chinese)
自由 ji yuu じゆう (Japanese)
自由 ja yu 자유 (Korean)
自由 tự do (Vietnamese)


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

You're supposed to get it wrong the first time, to do some mistakes, and to get it right after several tries, just like Memrise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryGrace145399

This is true! If you are trying to learn a language (or anything) and you try to pile as much information in your head at once, then you are less likely to remember any of it. But if you allow yourself to forget and then be reminded again then the information is going to stick. And it is okay to forget and be reminded multiple times.

Just a reminder for everyone not to pressure yourself or get frustrated with yourself when you keep forgetting something that you are trying to learn(:


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Thats so true mary grace, just imagine that it's not about languages but about math... (You die)


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I do not understand


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Wow, PIERCE_NEIGE. Not only is that good advice, but you're also learning 23 languages! And, since I can see that English is one of the languages you're learning, you''ve made enough progress in English to be able to read the Duolingo discussion and be able to give advice to other people so that they will be able to be fluent in a new language! That's awesome :)


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Just click the word and it will show you the translation ( btw it is crazy that this word means both raincoat and friendship, right?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maximilian65449

Yes, haha Surprised me too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anya988319

Omg, i was asking myself the same thing and i was so confused by it. How can it mean at the time friendship and raincoat. They're not even close to each other


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Your not, it's just a way to familiarize you with the structure of simple Korean words.


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ARMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY


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

Sm here I'm an Army too


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

Finding Army's everywhere we go


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Bangtan sonyeondan


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnushkaGos15

voice is not clear how we use to learn pouncing it . we can learn how to write but how speak it


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

My thing is.. isn't wae supposed to mean why


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

Right! That's what I was gonna say I'm confused


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.hk661z

Some letter ar sounding same how to learn those type of letters If anyone know please help me :)


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Well on a test for skipping a level you can see it so, make sure it has a dotted underline.


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The pronounced word hear to be similar


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

Your just supposed to repeat what the app said


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Ya you are right


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ATlala5army

Is this pronounced the same way as the vowel wae ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/btsami03

Actually it's true but after numerous times if u still get it wrong then it's not their fault if u get it wrong in the beginning it's ok and u can just tap the dotted line after all u have come so far so u should already know this


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

How to pronounce friendship in korean


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Its the only option there


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.wSkcM3

Because there is only 1 option


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You can click on the word and it will give you the translation


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

Raincoat우비 is more commly used


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I was wondering to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlvinKim5

Yeah 우의 sounds old


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roberto727

As StephenHunt points out, 의 is often prononced almost exactly like 이. Another exception is when it is attatched to the end of a noun as a particle to show possession, where most Koreans pronounce it like 예 or 얘 . This definition of 우의 (raincoat or rain gear) is represented by the chinese characters.雨衣, while "friendship", "fellowship" or "comradeship" is represented by 友誼. I don't know Chinese pronunciation, but they are pronouncded exactly the same in Korean. There are also other Korean words using this "우" (雨) that have to do with rain. 우기 is a rainy season. It's not a matter of which translation is "correct". I think someone mentioned they are both accepted in the DL exercise, but the "correct" one in a converstion would be the one that fits the context. Your mom probably isn't telling you "not to forget your friendship" when going out into a storrm.


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The Chinese pronunciation of those two are different, those Chinese does have many homophones.


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So it's like 'chewy' without the 'ch' sound


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

This is actually a really helpful comparison.


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

How do I pronounce this word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenHunt7

It's pronounced 'u-i'/'우이'. Here 의 is pronounced like 이 since it's not the first syllable of the word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlvinKim5

'i' is a alternative pronouciation for 의, and original pronouciation is eui.


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

I thought that only applies if a consonant precedes it.

Example: <흰>→[힌]


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Does this rule apply everytime ui is not in an initial position or are there other exceptions?


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Can someone explain me the different position that changes the reading? Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleDelane6

Why does the voice make it sound like weh-eh?


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

Oh no.......!!!!!!!! I am Korean but I have never heard of "우의" in real life. "우의" means friendship but you'd rather use "우애(well used but not in spoken language)" or "우정(this word is well used)" for friendship. For your information, "우의" means "Raincoat" in Korea. If you speak 우의 for friendship, native Koreans understand as a raincoat - Majored in Korean Education


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Can you please give me your WhatsApp number or you Facebook username. I need a Korean language tutor


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I'm also just learning Korean so I wouldn't be of much help.


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Is this interchangeable with 비옷? Which is used more?


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Yes, 비옷 is more used than 우의 I guess.


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

I am Korean. In Korea, friendship is not usually called '우의' but '우정'[woo jung]


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

I knew it since watched treasure's web drama lol "괜찮아 우정이야"


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

does either 우 or 의 mean rain?


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

Rain is 비 (bi). People have mentioned that the most used word for raincoat is 비옷, which is a combination of 비 (rain) with 옷 (dress / robe). Neat!


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옷 more generally means clothes if im not mistaken


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Rememberthat 비 is pronounced more as p with an ee added on rather than bee.


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This is a hanja word so 우 means rain and 의 means clothes


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우 = 雨 = rain


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

What would be the difference in pronunciation between 우의 and 우이?


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우의: /u.ɰi/

우이: /u.i/

About a few decades ago, the Turkish language had a similar sound to that was written ğ. I doubt it will be lost in Korean since it’s an integral part of many grammatical constructions. The only I can recommend to learn the sound is to listen to it repeatedly in many different contexts.


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Hello my friend, in Turkish, ğ is not voiced, we just read the previous vowel a little longer. "Dağ" means mountain and we don't read it like "da", it is more like "da(a continued like its daa)". If you read "ğ" as "ı" (more similar to Korean 으), reading mağara (cave) will be like maıara. Mağara can be read as maara. Two "a" vowels are read together, continued. "Bağırmak" (to yell) or çağırmak (to call/cue) is read like there is no ğ.

To cut it short, 으 sounds more like Turkish "ı" (i without dot). On the other hand, even thought ğ is kind of silent like o of the Korean, it does affect how to read the previous vowel most of the time.


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Decades ago, ğ was a full-fledged phone in its own right, but not anymore in contemporary Turkish. (Hence, I qualified my statement in the original post.)

However, it still is a full consonant in some neighboring languages and dialects of Turkish.

Further reading: https://www.quora.com/Turkish-language-Why-is-the-letter-%C4%9E%C4%9F-yumu%C5%9Fak-g-soft-g-silent


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How many decades ago?


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As late as 1929, when the new Latin-based Turkish alphabet was introduced, the ⟨ğ⟩ was still “hard enough” to be transcribed as ⟨g⟩ in English (as in yogurt which came from Turkish in 1908). In Ottoman Turkish, the phoneme was most definitely /ɣ/. At some point, it came to be pronounced with free variation between the fricative and approximant: [ɣ] ~ [ɰ]. Today, the sound is frequently characterized as [ɰ] in descriptions. However, the sound in the standard language now has a number of other realizations which include vowel lengthening. The disappearance of [ɰ] is well underway, but there is no definitive start date to the process. So, “decades” is a good ballpark term to use to describe how long ago the sound was still purely [ɰ].

From the Wikipedia article on Ğ:

The letter, and its counterpart in the Ottoman Turkish alphabet, ⟨غ⟩, were once pronounced as a consonant, /ɣ/, the voiced velar fricative, until very recently in the history of Turkish, but it has undergone a sound change by which the consonant was completely lost and compensatory lengthening of the preceding vowel occurred, hence its function today. The sound change is not yet complete in some Turkish dialects. The previous consonantal nature of the sound is evinced by earlier English loanwords from Turkish, such as yogurt/yoghurt (modern Turkish yoğurt) and agha (modern Turkish ağa), and the corresponding velar fricative found in cognate words in the closely related Azerbaijani language and the Turkish-influenced Crimean Tatar language.

From the Wikipedia article on Yogurt:

Yogurt was introduced to the United States in the first decade of the twentieth century, influenced by Élie Metchnikoff's The Prolongation of Life; Optimistic Studies (1908); it was available in tablet form for those with digestive intolerance and for home culturing. It was popularized by John Harvey Kellogg at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, where it was used both orally and in enemas, and later by Armenian immigrants Sarkis and Rose Colombosian, who started "Colombo and Sons Creamery" in Andover, Massachusetts in 1929. Colombo Yogurt was originally delivered around New England in a horse-drawn wagon inscribed with the Armenian word "madzoon" which was later changed to "yogurt", the Turkish name of the product, as Turkish was the lingua franca between immigrants of the various Near Eastern ethnicities who were the main consumers at that time.

From the Wikipedia article on Turkish phonology:

In addition, there is a debatable phoneme, called yumuşak g ('soft g') and written ⟨ğ⟩, which only occurs after a vowel. It is sometimes transcribed /ɰ/ or /ɣ/. Between back vowels, it may be silent or sound like a bilabial glide. Between front vowels, it is either silent or realized as [j] (e.g. düğün 'marriage', where the [j] is even mandatory in fast speech to distinguish it from dün 'yesterday'), depending on the preceding and following vowels. When not between vowels (that is, word finally and before a consonant), it is generally realized as vowel length, lengthening the preceding vowel, or as a slight [j] if preceded by a front vowel.

According to Zimmer & Orgun (1999), who transcribe this sound as /ɣ/:

  • Word-finally and preconsonantally, it lengthens the preceding vowel.
  • Between front vowels it is an approximant, either front-velar [ɰ̟] or palatal [j].
  • Otherwise, intervocalic /ɣ/ is phonetically zero (deleted).

Before the loss of this sound, Turkish did not allow vowel sequences in native words, and today the letter ⟨ğ⟩ serves largely to indicate vowel length and vowel sequences where /ɰ/ once occurred.


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In support of endangered Crimean Tatar language, we have started the discussion and hope that it will help approve it by the Duolingo team.


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우의라는 말 거의 안쓰고 우정이라는 단어를 써요 We don't speak ui in friendship in korea but also means raincoat, We speak friendship in 우정ujeong


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그니깐옄ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 한국인인데도 순간 뭐지..?했네요ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


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Oh yea thats confusing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kookie011997

For some reason I am having trouble with this when I gives me "eo" UGH.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amber248432

The sentence sounds very weird. Trying to repeat after it sounds like im just saying "의". Where does 우 come in?


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I went to Forvo to confirm... Basically 우의 sounds more like "chewy" without the ch, or "gooey" without the g. 의 is more like the English word "we."

The Duolingo robot voice isn't perfect, but in time you'll be able to make out the difference in the sounds!

And when in doubt, just check Forvo for native pronunciation.


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How im i supposed to recognize this word ?i mean i didnt hear the other one


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Google translator is really not that reliable. There are a number of Korean/ English dictionaries on the web. One of the more popular is Naver .http://endic.naver.com/?sLn=en The words can be looked up in either lanuage, and there are multiple example sentences. http://endic.naver.com/search.nhn?sLn=en&searchOption=all&query=%EC%9A%B0%EC%9C%A0 Then clicking on the word will take you to another page with more examples. http://endic.naver.com/krenEntry.nhn?sLn=en&entryId=19a780e98749426da2af1adad3bb064d&query=%EC%9A%B0%EC%9C%A0


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우의라는 말 거의 안쓰는데


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TRUEARMY_007

'우' is pronounced as 'U' & '의' is pronounced as 'UI'... But when we combine both of them to '우의', why is it pronounced as 'Ue' instead of 'Uui'??


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yeah, I was confused about that too, plz someone answer


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I'm Korean and I think the pronunciation is wrong. The word '우의' sounds like /우의/ or /우이/, but the voice actor pronounces it like /우에/. '의' can be pronounced like /에/ only if it is used as a postposition.


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I agree. I think the pronunciation is wrong. Is it true that both words 우의 and 우정 mean the Friendship?


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Yes, but '우의' is hardly used. Maybe it is used more often as the meaning 'raincoat', especially in the Korean army.


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우정이라고 하는게 더 자연스러워요


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michealann3

Ui sounds like we but milk has a whole different translation. :(


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

I don't know why but i hear "wi"


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

isnt it chingu though


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

친구 = friend.


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

Is there any tip to learn korean vowels! I'm suffering


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Duolingo is a reinforcement program. It is great for constant practice, but don't use it as your only way of learning. You should get a textbook or use another site with it. Most textbooks explain how to write and pronounce all of the vowels and consonants in the first few lessons. Vowels and Diphthongs: 아ah, 야yah,어eo = aw, 여yeo=yaw, 오long o, 요yo, 우oo, 유yoo, 에e=ay, 예ye=yay, 애eh, 얘yeh, 이ee, 으eu [like sound in put or could], 와wah, 외oe=way, 워weo=waw, 위wi=wee, 왜weh/way, 의ui start with vowel sound in 'put' and quickly slide into wee.


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thank you!!!! here's a lingot


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Guys, if you are wantong to learn the alphabet, wanting full understatement of the words, learning how to pronounce the words easier, etc. Use https://library.transparent.com/tel/game/ng/#/dashboard , It helps with more things. I think it helps more then this app. This app is also good, but on Transparent Languages, if you like to take notes then it is good. This website also helps if you don't know how to pronounce the the word or alphabet, it has a session to where it grades you and tells you if you need to fix something. I am using it more then this app. PLease tell me if you like it!!!


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How can one word mean both friendship and raincoat?


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It's not one word. They're homonyms. Homonyms exist in English, too. Ex. "bat" for baseball versus "bat" as an animal


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excellent answer and example!


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There are many words in Korean with multiple meanings that are totally unrelated. Usually the reason is that the words came from two different Chinese words that are spelled differently in Chinese, but sound similar when adopted into Korean. The other reason is that one word is a native Korean word and the other is a Chinese word that was adopted into Korean. My Korean teacher frequently says, "There are many ___."


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I am new in korean language ik but if there will be a more option is "slowly", then i think we can understand more easily because they are telling very fastly


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If you use a computer instead of a phone, there is a big blue square that you can click to hear the sentence again. Next to that (on the computer, not the phone) is a small blue turtle. If you click the turtle, the words are said SLOWLY. That helped me a lot!


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yeah. that's true. I am on a computer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristianaC712870

So... I answered with 'ueui' following the individual characters from previous lessons and still got it right but with the correction of 'uui'. Is this another way of saying the same word or did I spell it wrong??? Hmm...


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

Romanization of Korean is highly inconsistent. Learn it to get by a few lessons, but it's not very helpful otherwise. You will also often come across provisional spellings that are not even internally consistent.

Some inconsistencies within the standard romanization system:

  • is ui instead of eui.
  • is wo instead of weo.
  • is oe instead of oi.
  • k is , , and which is consistent with English phonology, but inconsistent with Korean phonology.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenyaBell1

How is this used? Are we making a statement or is this now vocabulary? So we're learning to take the alphabet and create word? Help!!!


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

I only wrote 의 and they said it was correct, did this happen to anyone else? Why did this happen?


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

Why does one word have two very different meanings? Friendship and raincoat are very very different and have no relation. It kind of confuses me... If anyone has an answer, it would be greatly appreciated. :)


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As you continue to study, you will find MANY words like this. There are 2 reasons. 1st--They come from 2 different Chinese words. The written characters are different, but they were pronounced similarly when they were adopted into Korean. 2nd--One is a native Korean word, and one was a Chinese word that was adopted into Korean, and they just happen to be pronounced the same.


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It's like English. There are homonyms that just happen to have the same pronunciation (well: in good health; a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, etc.).


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Actually, many people use the word '우정' when they want to say friendship.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamKim328767

Is 의 accepted as the translation of friendship or it should be 우의? What's the difference of the pronunciation of the 2?


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Надеюсь сделают корейский для русских


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Does somebody can break down the pronunciation of that syllable please? I don't know how to pronunce it well. I am starting from scratch.


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I explained that above in an answer to someone's question about how to pronounce all the Korean vowels.


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안녕하세요, 제 이름은 라리사 마노반입니다, 당신은 무엇입니까?


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not a commonly used term for friendship


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Кто русс?


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

Are we supposed to pronounce the first part of the work like when we say milk?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristin991655

Why does it sound like a w at the begining


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bts_always_7

Sound isnt correct of Ui it sounds ua


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Plz guys I am confused What is the difference 의 and 위 Isn't that the same?


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[의] is like [위], but you do not round your lips. You sort of pucker up for [위] but not for [의]. It’s the difference in vowels between the words ⟨good⟩ (no lip rounding) and ⟨ghoul⟩ (rounded lips; corners of mouth brought close together).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

Yeah, when I say "의," I start with a horizontally wide mouth, but not open much vertically.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edda23713

but i thought 우장 was friendship!!??


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

This confusing for me. shouldn't this be "WUI"? The pronunciation keeps throwing off. Sound like "weh", I would have pronounced it as "wii".


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    the diphthongs pronunciations on here are all fuxked. 워 (monosyllabic) is incorrecly as 우에 (disyllabic), 위 as 우이...what retarded audio generator is duo using?

    this should be pronounced as U'UI although many korean dialects merge the UI as EU or E. UI would 으이 if blended/merged into a single syllable.

    also, 외/왜 is merged in most korean dialects. 외 is the sound Ø, but generally merged to Ɛ.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

    Totally agree! It was my doubt too. We should report this mistake to Duolingo


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

    When I am doing this in Duolingo it says that it also means raincoat how am I supposed to know the difference??????????????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rupsa2008

    It is really good but if there will be a more option " slowly " then I think we can understand more easily


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    I don't see the slow option on my phone, but if you use a computer, next to the sound box, there is usually a small blue turtle. If you click on the turtle, the word is pronounced slowly.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve550788

    This is a mistake. Uwe or Uoe which means friendship can't be written using (u) and (ui) sounds.

    Either the pronunciation has been bad recorded or the letters misplaced. Look into it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karatekid965

    Is there pronunciation rules for 의? Alone it sounds like "ui" but here it makes an "eh" sound.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

    why Duolingo pronounced: 우의 as '' u wæ ''.... Shouldn't it be: ' u wi '


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mingyeomkim08

    '우의' actually doesn't sound like u-e. It sounds like u-i


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/53summer

    No! Wait! This is not FRIENDSHIP in korean, "우애" is! I am a korean and this is nonsense.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

    I checked the dictionary, 우의,우정,우애 are all correct. Maybe the 우애 is the most common one, right?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8djw72jekg

    No, 우정 is the most common one. 우애 mostly shows off in the fairytales


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.nH3qFU

    What should we say friends in Korean language


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

    친구, where 친, in this case, means "having close relationship," and 구, in this case, means "old (friend)"


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

    ★Native Tips: Duolingo says 우의 means friendship, and it is right. But, as a native Korean, if you say 우의 to Korean, most of them will understand as just raincoat. 우애 or 우정 is more common word for friendship.


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

    I am not knowing how to pronounce friendship in korean


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

    This is difficult to pronounce


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

    Augh! Algunas palabras suenan iguales, osea porque hay sonidos iguales?! Por que no usan la misma palabra?!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EstherRodr785305

    Alguém brasileiro que tb n sabe falar inglês?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiGHiT2013

    What!? They said 의 pronounce as ui then how 우의 prounce as 'ue'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiGHiT2013

    What!? They said 의 pronounce as 'ui' then how 우의 prounce as 'ue'? How 'e' sound came? And if we say just 우의 in korea, will people think friendship or raincoat, which one is thought in majority?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8djw72jekg

    우의 is hardly ever used as friendship or raincoat, but people will think it means raincoat if you use it. The better choice for friendship is 우정 or 우애, and for raincoat is 우비 or 비옷


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiGHiT2013

    What!? They said 의 pronounce as 'ui' then how 우의 prounce as 'ue'? How 'e' sound came?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8djw72jekg

    I'm a Korean and I think the sound is incorrect. The reason is because 의 sometimes used for grammatical suffix meaning possession, and in that case we often pronounce it as 에.(Actually they're also correct if you see the rules made by korean.go.kr) But since it is not the case, duolingo shouldn't pronounce it like that way. I hope they will correct someday.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DisgruntledDavid
    English Hangul Romanization IME Typing
    Friendship 우의 u ui dn dml
    Raincoat 우의 u ui dn dml
    Friendship 우정 u jeong dn wjd

    Native Korean pronunciation via Forvo:


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heartphone23

    Is 예, 에, 와, and 의 all vowels? Or what are they?


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

    They can be analyzed as phonetically monophthongs () and diphthongs (, , ).

    The underlying graphemes, of course, make them digraphs and trigraphs, representing original diphthongs and triphthongs:

    • ㅓ+ㅣ→ㅔ
    • ㅕ+ㅣ→ㅖ
    • ㅗ+ㅏ→ㅘ
    • ㅡ+ㅣ→ㅢ
    • ㅗ+ㅏ+ㅣ→ㅙ

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rnicholson95

    I have seen the first vowell sound written both as 우 andㅜ. Could someone tell me what the difference is?


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

    is a vowel, but is a syllable.


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

    You will never see ㅜ by itself like this, or any character for that matter. Characters are always with at least one other character.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lizard690075

    Small correction.there is one place you will find ㅜ (u) by it's self. That would be the alphabet. I apolagise if this comment makes any of you mad but I beleive it is important to be specific. We don't want a sylable put in the alphabet (hangul).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ginna2171

    Hola me ha gustado mucho este curso, como sugerencia pienso que deben colocar como se escribe la palabra que se conforma por ejemplo: 우의 = uwo= raincoat , para poder saber realmente cual palabra se esta formando en coreano pues si 우 es u y 의 es wo debería escribirse uwo para que el aprendiz pueda asociar la palabra con su significado en ingles.

    El curso es muy bueno, Muchas gracias!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexL184735

    "u ui" and "yu yi" (chinese) sound really similar and both mean "raincoat" :D


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

    How can this word mean both friendship or raincoat


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

    They are two different words that just happen to be spelled the same. Just like English "bow" can mean the shape you tie in a ribbon, the front of a ship, and the act of bending to show polite respect.


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

    If another language were to borrow our homophones bear and bare, they might spell it identically with their own writing system. Then it would have the 4+ meanings—at least 2 meanings from each word that is already spelt identically in English.

    • Friendship: 우의友誼
    • Raincoat: 우의雨衣

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yalda276606

    Why there isnt differnece between milk and friendship in korean?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    우유 = milk 우의 = friendship


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

    Its the same pronunciation as MILK


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    No. 우유 milk sounds like oo yoo. 우의 sounds like oo wee.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kayla249710

    How do you prounouce it like is it like "lee or "wee"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeaceAndWar208

    It is pronounced as "ooh-eeh" or and also "ooh-wee"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_hodzic93

    I'm a little confused. It what situation would you use "우의"? I thought "친구" was friend? Why is there a complete difference between friendship and friend?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FranciscoO277316

    This also means "Friendship"? Because according with this app 우정 also means friendship. Or is this a formal way to say it?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena-w-

    um I did some research and I found that uui means robe of feathers. And that friendship and raincoat have different characters can someone please explain? (does words have multiple spellings?)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3ugBpo1k

    근데 우의라는 말을 쓰긴 써요?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nKUd19

    '우의'라고 하면 다 알아듣지만 어르신들이 많이 쓰는 편이고, 보통은 비옷이나 우비라고 해요.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3000letters

    There appear to be a lot of mistakes in these lessons. at one point the give one symbol for the letter 'k' then they give it twice, same with the letter 't' then they change it to the symbol for 'y'


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

    Korean letters do not map exactly onto the English alphabet. There is no separate Korean letter for a "y" sound -- a "y" preceding another vowel is generally indicated by doubling the short stroke line in that particular vowel.

    ㅔ= eh ㅖ= yeh

    우 = oo 유 = yoo

    I'm not sure what you mean about the letter "k" -- Korean has three letters that could be interpreted as variations of an English "k" sound.

    ㄱ = somewhere between a G and a K (you'll see it Romanized as either) ㅋ = more like a K -- more air than a ㄱ sound ㄲ = more explosive than either of the above, higher pitch, closer to my ears to being a hard "g" sound

    Hope that helps!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emma617830

    I was only given one option to choose, and it still told me that my answer was wrong.


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

    Please report bugs here: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug-

    The course creators can't always keep up with every comment in every discussion. The sentence discussions are for learners to help one another in their learning.

    Thank you!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsianGuy22

    Does "우의" also means raincoat?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aeO94

    yes. (비 우)(옷 의) <-- 한자입니다.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerekShaw6

    this is not the set of symbols that was shown as the correct answer when I guessed wrong in the 1st appearance of "what's the korean for friendship?". I don't know enough yet to describe. nut it had an upside-down Y symbol as the second character, and another character I have not yet seen.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    Korean consonants: ㄱ g/k; ㄲ gg; ㄴn; ㄷd; ㄸ dd; ㄹ l/r; ㅁ m; ㅂ b; ㅃ bb/pp; ㅅ s; ㅆ ss; ㅈ j; ㅉ jj; ㅊ ch; ㅋ K; ㅌT; ㅍ p; ㅎ h (It takes a while to learn to hear the difference between the single and double consonants.)

    Korean vowels and diphthongs: 아 ah; 야 yah; 어 eo [aw]; 여 yeo [yaw]; 오 o; 요 yo; 우 u; 유 yu; 애 ae [eh]; 얘 yae [yeh/yay]; 에 e [ay]; 예 ye [yay]; 이 ee; 으 eu [like vowel in "put" or "could"]; 의 ui; 왜 wae; 외 way; 와 wah; 워 wo [waw]; 위 wi [wee].

    By the way, any time you see a Korean s and i together (시), the s becomes sh, so that combination sounds like "shee."

    I hope this helps you learn the Korean alphabet sounds. If you read them out loud and practice writing them a few times, you should soon be able to pronounce words even though you don't know their meanings. Good luck! or as the Koreans say, "Fighting!"


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

    Hanja form of 우의: 友誼


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben533828

    I think it could help to have the English letters underneath at the beginner level ot help relate what we've learnt?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lRhI5

    Friendship이 왜 우의지


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

    Im sorry what is t actually supposed to mean? I put friendship and it said i am correct is that true


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bernadette14450

    I'm confused. A lot of these words seem to have multiple of meanings. When I checked before putting in my anwer, it said the word could mean be Friendship, and also Raincoat. When speaking, are you supposed to just tell from the context what it means?


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

    Yes! Just like in English. For example, you used the word "means" --

    This word means one thing. <-- refers to defining something

    Do we have the means to carry out this plan? <-- refers to having resources

    We averaged out house prices and compared the mean and median prices. <-- refers to averages

    He's really mean. <-- refers to personality

    Don't do that! I mean it! <-- refers to emphasis of intention/will

    If you want to get a little old-fashioned sounding, you could even go with...

    That was a mean portion of soup. <-- refers to scant, not generous

    So yes. Context matters.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamJ919451

    Yeah i understand how English, works but Korean is built backwards in some aspects. its like telling someone to walk backwards instead of forwards. Takes a little getting used to, i would also suggest that if you don't already know using the browser version of Duolingo is far better than the App.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamJ919451

    Kinda new to this but from what i understand words do have multiple meanings and the context of a conversation and the sentence itself is how you tell what word is used.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Languages127

    Sounds (almost) exactly like the French word for yes...


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

    Pongan lo mas fácil


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cris443911

    The silable to select is "ui" and the translation given is " friendship". At previous question when asked about word for " friendship" in korean i put the same silable " ui" and was told is wrong....


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucien193810

    Some sounds cant be played


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hajer601017

    أنا لا أفهم باللغه الانجليزيه أريدها بالعربيه!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Android2137

    I ended up with "pick the combo letter that matches the sound" and there are at least 3 that sound similar. I got it right, but it ended up being a choice between two of the similar sounding ones.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/holly792870

    The translate this word ones only seem to be giving one answer to choose from. So of course...that would be the correct word. Maybe having two or three options would be better


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alister214

    I thought 우정 was friendship? Because WJSN fandom is 우정 so i already knew the korean word for friendship....so is 우의 like a synonym?


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

    They're both "friendship." 우정 came from 友情, and 우의 came from 友誼, where 友 means "friend," and 情 and 誼 both mean the friendly feeling.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shooky_17

    It sounds like 우리의 instead of 우의. They need to make the sounds more clear


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

    why does this letter ui sound like oo'vi? or is it oo'ee?


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

    의 typically has 3 pronunciations:

    • woo-ee (with shorter "oo" and shorter "ee"): When 의 is the first syllable of a word, this is the typical pronunciation.

    • e (as in "bed," like 에): When 의 is used to indicate belonging, as in 저의 책 ("my book"), 남자의 차 ("a man's tea"), etc., this is the typical pronunciation.

    • ee (like 이): When 의 isn't the first syllable of a word, this is the typical pronunciation.


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

    Well, i am finding it difficult to understand the pronunciation after looking at the word given...their pronouncing it differently with many letters like u, i, w, a etc... i am so confused....actually before finding duolingo i just tried to learn from korean teaching youtubers who are basically koreans....so i already know the korean consonants and vowels and their pronunciation...no offence but that was easier to learn than learning in Duolingo


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    Don't get hung up on the pronunciation of this little syllable. The 우 is pronounced so fast that it slides into the 의 part. I think of Duolingo as a great reinforcement tool. You don't use it alone. You use it along with a book or a teacher or some other way you are studying. It helped me a lot to practice the grammar I had already learned. I needed to see it and type it over and over. It did teach me some vocabulary that the textbooks did not teach, and since I was using Duo every day, it helped pound the vocab into my head too. :) Get past these simple parts into the actual sentences, and it will help you. 파이팅!


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

    Frendship in korean i hear the pronunciation different every time like we, le etc


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

    Did I hear it correctly, its supposed to be pronounced simply as "Weeh" ?


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

    It's supposed to be like "woo-ee." 의, when not being the first syllable of a word, is typically pronounced like 이.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    When 의 is possessive, most Koreans pronounce it like "ay" or "ee."


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

    My Korean instructor does 이, though, which seems to be like what "How to study Korean" describes (https://www.howtostudykorean.com/unit0/197-2/#03). She only does the "ay"-like sound in cases like the belonging indication (ex. 저의 책) etc. Can it be personal difference?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmyFujii1

    The previous question showed friendship with different characters than shown above. The above characters were taught previously but it seems that other tests show friendship using different characters.


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

    Pronunciation key has problem. It doesn't work! Are you the same? OR I'm alone?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Apz664331

    I am little bit confused about the spellings. In the youtube tutorial and when i apply it here, some of spellings are different.


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

    This is so short for "Friendship" or "Rain coat."


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

    Does anyone have a good idea of how to memersise this alphabet?


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

    https://library.transparent.com/tel/game/ng/#/dashboard This website is easy to take notes on and help with understanding more and pronouncing the word etc.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa451586

    우의(友誼): a friendship. mostly used in writing ->우정(友情)

    우의(雨衣): a raincoat = 우비 = 비옷

    and also, in common speak, some people uses 우의 (우(up/top)+衣) instead of 윗옷/윗도리(top/shirt).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garv738903

    What to do in this?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gowripriya12

    Some kind of problem in pronouncing the word...am unable to proceed


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

    Please can you give me list of all words that I had learnt till now


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

    Use the desktop version, click "LEARN" in the top banner, then hover over "MORE" in the top banner, and click "Words."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tori375001

    I only wrote 의 and it said it was correct and that the meaning is friendship. Is this still correct?


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

    strange how it means friendship and raincoat...


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

    It's just coincidence - homonyms (like English's "bat" for baseball and "bat" as an animal).


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

    Apparently this word means friendship and/or raincoat. How do I know which one to use?


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

    It depends on the context. Think about how you know when to use "bat" for baseball and when as an animal.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NupurVerma6

    What sound does this make..??


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Callen0613

    A few minutes ago it told me 우 정 was friendship??? ❤❤❤


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

    They both mean "friendship" but are slightly different. Please see my post for more details: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27589301?comment_id=38972735


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Callen0613

    Ahhh okay! That makes sense. Thank you so much!


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

    You're welcome :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdeclue5

    WHY does it teach me friendship 2 different ways?????? I heard it was used at raincoat......


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

    They two words "friendship" are slightly different. Please see my post for more details: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27589301?comment_id=38972735

    As for the raincoat, it's just a homonym.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bram_1228

    I don't understand how to pronounced it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RhodaMensa3

    What about friend in korean


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

    친구

    Hanja: 親舊


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jatin366425

    You people have provided wrong answer. Instead of Wo it show be "weo" for ㅝ


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

    There are several romanization systems for Korean ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Korean ). "weo" is correct in ISO/TR 11941 by ISO, and "wo" is correct in the Revised Romanization of Korean, the official Korean romanization system of South Korea.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackJones212

    The person speaking sounds so unnatural and I can't actually understand


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NishaBhatt14

    I am not getting how to pronounce this word


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

    내가 바로 한국인이댜♥


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

    I've never heard the word 우의 for friendship in my 20 years of life;
    우의 is RAINCOAT
    우정 is FRIENDSHIP


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

    Some of the characters have the same sound


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

    Yes, but they probably sounded different long time ago.


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

    Yes. They did, but not very:

    • 友誼: Middle Korean ᅌᅮᇢ〮ᅌᅴ〮 (nguw ngeui) → 우의
    • 雨衣: Middle Korean ᅌᅮ〮ᅙᅴ (ngu 'eui) → 우의

    I’m not sure if there is some standard for romanizing Middle Korean. I left the tones out, but the single dot on the left side of each syllable represents the departing tone and the apostrophe represents a glottal stop.


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

    Thanks! I didn't know Middle Korean has a tone system similar to (if not the same as) that of Middle Chinese. To be honest, learning Korean has been helping me learn older Chinese.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mechella4

    I'm confused it says Friendship and Raincoat how do I know which is which?


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

    It depends on the context.

    How do I know when a "layer" is a level or when it's a bird laying eggs?

    How do I know when a "pen" is a writing utensil or when it's an enclosure?

    I hope you got it :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monty4206

    Why does it sound like "lee"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lloyd199420

    Is it just me, or this sounds like "ewy" instead of "eui" or "Ui" to me?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ribangtan0613

    Duolingi actually teaches you the ketters first and then they even tell you when new words come for example words you have not learnt before.. there is a dotted line underneath the word and one you press it (or over your mouse on it if you are on a computer) then they teach you the answer.. plus there are only one choice which is the answer which you are supposed to learn... thats why if you find it difficult to learn all at the same time you should do each lesson slowly.. do not blame the app.. the app is working properly.. its just that you should change how many lessons you should do a day if you cant memorize easily


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Priyanjana236113

    The FRIENDSHIP word in Korean means raincoat and friendship both? Is the pronounciation same for both the words?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    There are MANY words in Korean that have the same pronunciation and MANY different meanings.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaeya-knight

    В этос нельзя ошибиться, так как все равно один вариант ответа ;ㅁ


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

    So it can mean: Friendship or Raincoat??? I am confused. I pressed on the actually symbols and show raincoat underneath Friendship.


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

    The audio sounds much more like 우애 (which also means friendship), not 우의. 우의 should be pronounced either like [우의] or [우이]. So I suggest changing the word to 우애 or changing the audio.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

    We cannot change the spelling of the word. Maybe the audio could be redone.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

    우의 is correct but the audio is wrong


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

    Friendship isn't 친북 in korean??


    [deactivated user]

      How do these characters make the "weh" sound? I know the first block makes the "u" sound but wouldn't the second one be pronounced like "wee"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmanuel189223

      Are the pronouciation very correct?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jhn819670

      Pronunciation please...somebody spell it out for me


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahKim333085

      The word actually mean why


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pamela909830

      왜 = Why. It sounds like "way." This word is 우의. ["oo ui"]


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

      So true! That was my question too! I was confused by the audio. It was pronouncing wrongly I think. We should report this mistake to Duolingo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Khushi648646

      this word is for friendship so why does it sound "wae" ???it should be "owei" or "uui" because "wae" is used for "why"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TRUEARMY_007

      i think that it is pronounced as Ue not Wae


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lotus942191

      Iamkorean나는한국因


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HadiaYusuf1

      dosen´t 우의 mean wae like why or dose it mean friendship and also why dose it sound the same


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

      ujeong was "friendship " so why here this word means friendship??both same?


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

      Can anyone say me answer for this in english


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

      at first i was like whats that mean but it means friendship.....


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

      We had it as friendship-> 오장 Wich is right


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

      I have read in other places that "우정" is typically used for friendship, and that the "우의" present in this question is used primarily to mean "Raincoat". Can anyone confirm/elaborate for me? Trying to learn accurately.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IRene-_

      In kor 우정 is friendship + IM KOREAN 우의 is friendship too!


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

      In this app the spelling as well as the pronounciation is different than that of google . My question is which is the correct one? Kindly reply


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

      Whats the different between 우의 and 우정?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lwHp17

      우의?ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 한국인들도 잘 모르는 말인데여.. 반성하고 갑니다ㅋㅎ 그래서 말인데 우의 대신 우정이로 바꾸면 훨씬 좋겠네요!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BLACKPINKs20

      No i think it's wrong in Korean ujeong is friendship


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bstokes16

      Friendship? Raincoat? Does this word mean the same thing?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gayathri.N1

      I can't understand


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielleMa618980

      Its the wrong translation the real one is 우 정 ujong means friendship


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

      Hi, I wrote only 워 and Duolingo approved it. Is that also mean Friendship or is it mistake in excercise?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SophiaZhan375523

      it only has one answer you can press


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

      You can switch between Use Keyboard and Use Word Bank. I chose Use Keyboard that why I was able to write answer by myself (not press answer).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alh.2007

      How will i say this in korean 'True friendship of us'


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

      Isn't 우정 the word for friendship?


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

      How do I write its pronunciation?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BTSArmy-Allen

      Y is there two words given. Says friendship and raincoat.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ash.the.moose

      How did you guys not know that just a question


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnkitaRana20

      I dont know the ans what can i do?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.NEQ65k

      U can cilcke the one word


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

      sounds like 왜 (why)


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

      I thought this combo was "wo" but it sounds more like the "we" in wedding.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Armystay_7

      Why does it mean friendship and raincoat?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George418878

      Is the audio correct? She is pronouncing it "u-weh"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GRACEEEEE8

      Does anyone know if duolingo is a good source for learning another language or not? Im only wondering because the only way i can check is through Google translate because i dont know Korean yet, and Google translate is not a reliable source.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lsrtr69

      The second character sounds like "vi", but in this word it's pronounced "uue". Why is that?


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

      우리는 우의라고 안써요...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Derek109129

      What's the difference between 우의 and 우정 ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/viola737517

      우의: noun 1. Friendship 2. Raincoat 3. Implied meaning

      우정: noun 1. Friendship 2. Post (office)

      Both of them have the meaning of Friendship. Duolingo should update the system, coz both answers are correct.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Callista192315

      Well..i'am think friend in korean was "친구"


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

      How can I understand that the word is right or wrong while answering i did not learn words only wae yu ui etc


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/army23600

      ㅓ is eo pronounced like _ soul , and ㅗ is o pronounced as _soon, and ㅜ is u pronounced as shook.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henry-Feyn

      This word is rarely used by Koreans. Rather, they use the word '우정 more often.


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

      The last word sounds uye but in single pronunciation its uyi


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LEEDaEun5

      As a native, I didn't even know what this word meant, but after searching it up, I did find somewhat a meaning of friendship, but we do not use this word now. If one would speak this in a normal situation, it would mean 'raincoat' rather than 'friendship'. The word for 'friendship' is more like '우애', '우정', not '우의' If you can, please report this. It is not a correct translation or term. Thanks!


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

      It looks like the pronunciation woukd be "u-ui", but they pronounce it like "we" ?


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

      What's the difference between this word and the "wue" from "why"?


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

      I thought that friendship in korean was ujeong?


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

      Please I thought it ment “wi”


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

      Lol i wrote uoe instead of friendship


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

      Whats the pronounciation of the second letter?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fia605812

      우 = u 의 = ui

      it's pronounced as wae? sorry im still learning at basic and im confused


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OpeyemiAde7

      I'm a little confused. The second letter in the word for friendship is supposed to be 'ui' but is pronounced as 'oe'. Can anyone please explain?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/navyaray9144758

      why not the answer is raincoat?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blink_blackpink4

      우의 means raincoat


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pestria.9779

      How am i supposed to do this answer? I don't even know the alphabets


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleDelane6

      In general: read the tips before the lesson and use the dictionary hints during the lesson. To learn the Korean alphabet (Hangeul), practice the alphabet lessons


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.26zAVz

      Wait 우의 means both raincoat and friendship right...so why wont it accept the answer??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoungForev6344

      The word 우 의 does not mean "friendship", it means "Raincoat"! But, in hangul, they are very similar! 우 의 = Raincoat 우외 = Friendship.


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

      Is friendship and raincoat written in the same way!?


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

      They are both written the same way, but raincoat is more commonly referred to as 비옷.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.o5LhOa

      How does this letters make me talk in a sentences


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlie98222

      That's the wrong pronunciation. The pronunciation of 'Wooui is like the English 'we'. The English expression of that pronunciation is why


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

      Not really. 위 sounds like English's "we," but 우의 in the standard pronunciation is different: In the standard pronunciation, the 의 would be pronounced as 으이. Of course, 의 is usually pronounced as 이 in this case, and the 우 is often carried over, mixing with the 이, hence sounding like "we." A lot of this kinds of pronunciation "rules" are just for convenience and aren't really rules, though.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabia79698

      I can't understand this exercise


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moonlight0023

      the pronunciation say "uwe", shouldn't it be "uyi"?


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

      It's more like "u-ui" but the "u" in "ui" is close to the throat.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Y0jXFF

      Is it just me or ye and yae ARE EXACTLY THE SAME


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MinnieMin13

      Idk what that means tho


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amulaya_401

      I'm a beginner but it possible to learn and some word to speak hard but yeahhhhh! ✌


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

      Shouldn't this be pronounced uui instead of uoe?


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

      Its very hard to learn korean


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.k03GAW

      It means friendship or raincoat


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

      In translation 우의 is raincoat. Why here 우의 is friendship?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.hk661z

      Why some letters like 'ae' , 'e' are sounding same


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

      Where can I do revision of the words that i learned in Duolingo app ? I tend to forget alot many words cause im not able to do the revision.


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

      Stan 엔하이픈!! 히히


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

      In usually, 우의 means raincoat in south Korea.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SumanSingh907

      How we can know the character of Language


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

      there's only one answer choice yall


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bts201410689

      How to write w in Korean


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.P8KO51

      Annoyoung-haseyo


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

      But that was the only ans


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EstherMelg2

      Friendship is one of the best words <3


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9ARiya

      The 의 is like little difficult


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kadJ9hg

      Isn't that raincot?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantoshBho127273

      Why do some of them are pronounced alike ???


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

      발음이 틀렸어요.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shinehoney777

      우의raincoat friendship


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/btsarmy.ot7

      How i can know the hangul


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

      wait guys this word suppose to be "bypass" not "friendship" right??


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

      How are we supposed to pronounce all the korean words correctly ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.4q5BZ0

      Pronunciation is still a problem..


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KashikaKat1

      I am saying that correct but its say its worng


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-K-sakura

      우의 →(=) 우정 friendship


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BethPeet1

      When I search 우의 why does it come up with raincoats and 우정 comes up with friendship


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

      I'm a bit surprised with Korean language. They have some words with two or maybe more than two different meanings at the same time, Yeah there are also words in English that has more than one different meaning but what makes the Korean language more interesting about it is because one word has two or more meaning but those meanings are much much far away from each other like what I saw earlier here, the korean translation for Raincoat and Friendship has the same word.


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

      How to write and speak this too


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salonichau770862

      I thought its wae mean why but its friendship


      [deactivated user]

        That's a cool new word for me:)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arabindago2

        how was i supposed to know the answer this?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyushiDebn3

        How am i supposed to know its raincoat or friendship


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RashidaMal2

        Can you correct the pronunciation a little?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.q7ZiaA

        Friendship is called u ui


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YunaGD17337

        @Tori375001 it can depend on the word you were being given but if you think that it is wrong you can report to the server.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Puteri210807

        Will i learned to speak a fluent koresn?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.s1Nspd

        The last korean word , is which sound


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

        It's saund like goae


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.9FyZMn

        Who many alphabet in Korean please sand me


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

        우애로 들리는데?


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

        I thought the "|" on the far right was pronounced like "eee", how come the voice is saying "eh"? Did I misunderstand? I feel a bit silly for asking


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susilalay21

        Plz,send me links in google,where I can learn Korean


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DIPAROY7

        I learnt 우이 means friendship, bit it also means raincoat. But how are both of these supposed to have same spelling?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LUBS684696

        1.단어가 어렵다(우정이 기본단어) 2.우의가 아니라 '우에'로 발음함


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

        우의 means blanket or friendship


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.12WO4Y

        How can i remember the letters it is very difficult


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shouta253249

        I thought the word for friendship was ujeong and uwi was for above according to the previous test


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

        Is this word mean friendship or raincoat or both???


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jennie66664

        یعنی شیپ دوست؟


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.zK5k6v

        Can you please tell me how to pronounce it??


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.nD1lYM

        Is friendship is written in two ways such as uoe and ujeong


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DISHIKASHA5

        How to write friendship in alphabetical order in koren . Dishika plese


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

        What is the perfect pronouncation
        Ui or Ue


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TilT9

        Its spelled like u ui but sounds like o oe. Why???


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

        I didn't get it! I MEAN they are saying that (의) is ui and now it's showing friendship


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

        This actually aounds like wae? Means why ri8. So why and friendship alunds the same..


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paula769898

        Hola soy nueva me podeis explicar las cosas


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.8RvHjh

        Raincoat or friendship ?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.8xdmRw

        How to pronounce that


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiGHiT2013

        What!? They said 의 pronounce as 'ui' then how 우의 prounce as 'ue'? How 'e' sound came? And if we say just 우의 in korea, will people think friendship or raincoat, which one is thought in majority?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nounou_0101

        I had written the correct answer and qualified me as incorrect.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.0HjWSL

        It is wrong in Korean friendship pronounced ujeong


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jennifer349412

        Wait so friendship and raincoat is the same word ?


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

        Sorry but i can't pronounce it properly


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

        Is this correct 우정 or this


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

        I thought this was "above" but its friendship


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

        I thought it was "above"


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8djw72jekg

        Oh no you're mixing up with japanese


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

        Why does sometimes friendship is 우의 and sometimes is 우정?


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

        Why is it pronounced weh when the last syllable sounds like ui on its own


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/army_girl24

        I am confused as Hell Please tell why does it 의 Sound like wae hear??? When It should sound like "ui"??


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

        Kdramas told me that "wae" means why my whole life is a lie.. Lol (͡°͜ʖ͡°)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/5q2V5

        as a Korean, 우의 is kinda dead word, which means, in daily life, in conversations, in movie or even in news they don't use that word. we rather use 우정.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FunnyStory2

        I wrote exactly right


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AratrikaBh3

        Acualy my class was going on


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

        This word kinda difficult for me


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

        There is only one answer to choose from.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BTS1KR

        Isn't 우정 means friendship?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KavitaBhoi2

        Tumhala kasa vatya he shikun


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

        There was one option only so i was able to do correct


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

        But this isn't the same sound as "why" in Korean?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.1Gi5fv

        Is raincoat the meaning of the whole word


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.c2oUxs

        Ist they said friendship is eojuoo and now another word


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krutii_15

        CHINGU IS FRIEND THEN WHY UHAE IS FRIENDSHIP?


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

        I can understand by listening but I am confused in writing......


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/young61599

        '우의' is a word that is not often used. '우정' is used more often. That pronunciation is wrong, too. That pronunciation is '우애'


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Romi.Capri22

        There are two ways to write "friendship"? Sometimes with U and sometimes with J? I don't understand


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlackGoldb1

        다 좋은데 영어로도 설명해주실 수 있나요?

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