"우의"

Translation:Friendship

September 7, 2017

334 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jeremiah838709

How was i supposed to know the answer to this?

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vofidr

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

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/strmzzz

It wasn't underlined for me and I couldn't click on it!

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tolerating

If you were testing out of the lesson then it won't let you peak, so perhaps that was it?

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eagle563

No, I wasn't testing out, and the same thing happened to me!

October 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bri173413

Your supposed to look at the symbols and and put what letters match so for this it was “uui” which just so happens to be raincoat

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens6

Hover your mouse over the characters and it'll give you the translation.

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StrangeBeans

This is a test to see if you can jump ahead. The translation isn't there because of that reason :). So if you don't know you can go back to the normal classes and it will be underlined there. Also the translation of "우의" can be Friendship or Raincoat.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Why are there so many homophones in Korean?

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahMrs.S

Thank you. 너는 매우 도움이된다

October 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MinYoongi0ppaaa

I already knew it from earlier anyway so I didn't need to do that

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/9G3krPW0

W88 ,0va 9,z,8ä9zo.zön0 lössläpptzoom 2löpoo5passerade km från. Wlmxm8 ,

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MemeMcQueen116

talar du svenska?

August 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiTeaLeaf

Kinda of a useless function don't you think?I think it would be better and more helpful if they ask for the Hugal instead of the translation.

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Liah-JPJ

You mean hangul, and yes it would be easier!

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

You mean the romanization?? Doesn't it give the Hangul??? I'm really confused.

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AutumnAkin1

Its only usless if they already taught us, but since that is how they are teaching us, peeking is exactly how we are supposed to know.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/2Tss

Maybe it only works for mobike

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiTeaLeaf

No, I am on my laptop.Works perfectly fine for me.

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kellymarti162218

I LOVE your picture, just wanted to say that

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/9G3krPW0

maj juni 00zsåoi .n'm55,klö mmm,oå mm30ä0,p

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielGing5

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May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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. ^^

September 10, 2017

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

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting

The capitalized choice--it works so far.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens6

I don't get offered a word bank. Do you still get a choice or can you only write it out?

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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(:

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JennileeBe

Thank you for your advice... this gave me a little more confidence somehow and i really APPRICIATE it... i get in and out of korean alot but i always go back to this app and i always forget what i learned so i go back to here... thanks again <3

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavin187016

this is really helpful & wholesome advice thank u so much

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiNg4

Good point

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AutumnAkin1

For me there was only one possibility.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Johey7

Same

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/marry_asl

Tap on the korean word and you will see the trasulate

October 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/laced12

i just wrote it in korean and it was right

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bethany879595

It says raincot

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ALEX78701

I didn't know the translation either and typed "uui" and got it 'right'.

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TinaYangXD

me too

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/supitsdeliiiiw

There was no answer in front of you but friendship

June 6, 2018

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

I see Mark.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolAidJam1

EXACTLY

July 23, 2018

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

I see BamBam.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/natalie_ppa

You can tap in the word to see the meaning

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmAPotatoHi

Oh, I don't know. Maybe you were supposed to study, and memorize instead of cheating your way out of this. Just an idea.

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jiaxuanTvT

bY leArNIng

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AlleXine1

Thats easy bruh lol

April 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirKhan186325

Friendship

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseYang3

Good question!!

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RosaAcosta162506

Saaaaaaame

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/awake666

Exactly

September 22, 2017

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

Raincoat우비 is more commly used

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nanreno9

i saw, thank you!

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlvinKim5

Yeah 우의 sounds old

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_je0njungk00kie

What about 비옷?

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoaiba

Is raincoat.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gone2bacolod

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

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/buidinhan

How do I pronounce this word?

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenHunt7

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

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dpatkat

Missing app feature: intro explaing alphabet single character and the rules for shaping them in combination.

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rickyg91

Yes!

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/thechaku

We should mention it in the app comments so that they add this feature in next update.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

It's done now I think.

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlvinKim5

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

January 21, 2018

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

I see Seulgi.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

I thought that only applies if a consonant precedes it.

Example: <흰>→[힌]

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RO_4_PM

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

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

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

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RapMon123

Oh.

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GloriAmar2

Thank you! That helped me

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnBeers

Why is there always a capitalized and lowercase version of the answer?

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/au.avi16

Kind of hint

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/spacebees

Is this interchangeable with 비옷? Which is used more?

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MajorMinus2

Yes, 비옷 is more used than 우의 I guess.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlvinKim5

Does not matter

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DeenuSaurusRex

Yes

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EquanimousLingo

아이 우의

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

=Iowa.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

Hahaha close

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen

does either 우 or 의 mean rain?

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonas51053

옷 more generally means clothes if im not mistaken

October 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wintertriangles

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

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoaiba

우 = 雨 = rain

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EricReyesP

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

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

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.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/merveaydin

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.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

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

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

How many decades ago?

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

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.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ajagucki

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

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Phoenix511972

The first word in a sentence is going to be capitalized, the choices should also have that so it's not so obvious.

September 13, 2017

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

That is only on a particular app. Which phone are you using?

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

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

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquigglySquigs

Both 'Friendship' and 'Raincoat' answer this correctly... I'm unsure if this is unintentional but I like to think that it is

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ComradeAnd

After speaking to an actual Korean, it seems that its mostly used for friendship, I dont know why Duolingo threats it as if that was the main definition, since it isnt

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lydia537590

I was confused about why it translated into friendship but when i clicked the underlined part it translates into raincoat. I didn't know if both were right

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/G1orJoker

Dear Duolingo, 고상하게 굴지 맙시다. 실용성을 강조한 교육을 추구한다면 이 문제에 대해서 다시 한 번 생각해 주시길 바랍니다.

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jjk630486

우의라는 말 거의 안쓰는데

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jjk630486

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

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ComradeAnd

Raincoat or friendship? Though Raincoat was the answer, according to Google Translator it can also be Friendship, Moral or... robe of feathers. Someone which speaks Korean properly, which is the correct one?

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jocelynloo1

우정 is the correct word for friendship. 우의 is typically ysed for raincoat.

August 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tu_Yoongi

i love this lection... but i speak spanish jajaja its so dificult for my but i'm here i love this language

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LockeSchyler

Es un lenguaje muy interesante, de verdad, y muy diferente de los lenguajes latinos. ¡Es porque de eso que me interesa!

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sokaran

On google translate it says 우의 is friendship and raincoat is 비옷... I'm confused, now.

October 17, 2017

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

Both can be used for raincoat.

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lyndonpeck

This appeared in the "learning the alphabet" section for me. I was just supposed to type the sound it made. I haven't been exposed to any word translations yet!

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/beverly462339

우비를

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bri173413

For all that are wondering your supposed to put the letters that match the symbols so in this case it would be “uui” and together the translation becomes raincoat.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lareina902662

when i go to google translate a different word comes up, idk which translation is correct. duolingo or google

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrieBean1

This was wayyy of from what i thought.

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AllenSturd

I've gotten this question four times in a row. I know Korea has a monsoon, but come on, Duo, I get it.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/fardosa.a

bruh, how the hell was I supposed to know that?

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WispsOfAwkward

I got this three times in a row for some reason...

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lorena601261

Lore

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kpopped

I have journal with all letters so i look back

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rnicholson95

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

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

is a vowel, but is a syllable.

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

의 es 'ui'

But I agree, this is a great course!

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilac060115

I did "Friendship" and it worked, but when I clicked on it it only said "Raincoat". Is it both?

March 22, 2018

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

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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.
March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/1da.ful

We don't give a child instructions when they are learning to speak, we just correct their pronunciation and spelling as they go. -- I guess at new words, if wrong, they'll come back until i get it right.

April 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nina_DN

Well, to say "raincoat", which one is used more often in Korean, 비옷 or 우의?

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nina_DN

When I typed 雨衣, raincoat in Chinese, Google gave me this answer - 레인 코트 ???

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

레인 코트 is just Konglish for “raincoat.”

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kennedy498128

I'm confused. I have no idea how to say words but only letters sort of, so how did Duolingo expect me to know the answer? I know the if I click on the dotted line it will give me the answer but why? How do I string this together somehow?

June 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

You're not expected to know it. There's no way to string it together if you didn't already know. You will know it next time from seeing it this time though. In any case this is a badly though out part of the course that they must fix.

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EquanimousLingo

Do you differentiate between raincoat and friendship by context?

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

Do you differentiate bear (animal) and bear (carry) by context?

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BahmanReza

Sino-Korean word from 友誼.

Wiktionary

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/yinerz

In Chinese: 友谊 You Yi

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jenniekim884572

Raincoat......?

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/4WG23

우정. 우의 almost means raincoat.

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoaiba

저는 한국인입니다. 저는 대학(고대=고려대학교)에서 국어국문학을 전공하였습니다. 한국인은 '우의'라는 단어를 'raincoat'이라는 뜻으로 사용합니다. 'friendship'을 말하고 싶다면 '우정'이라는 단어를 사용합니다. I am a Korean. I majored in Korean language and literature at the university. Koreans use the word "우의" to mean "raincoat." If you want to say "friendship," use the word "우정".

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/merveaydin

it is hard to write "uui" confidently, I got it right but I felt too rushed.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/heartphone23

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

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

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

The underlying phonemes, of course, make them diphthongs and triphthongs:

  • 어+이→에
  • 이+어+이→예
  • 오+아→와
  • 으+이→의
November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Habibah726872

I thought it was raincoat then i tapped the yellow bit to see if i was right......and i was

November 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Quomooo

I just dont get why if I write the romanization it accepts it as a good answer with a few words like this but not to others.

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Grantburgh

this is daft, whats the point in typing the romanized versions of this

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

A crutch to lean on for some

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dyderis

Yeah, at first I was just confused. However, if you hover over the word with your mouse it gives you the English answer.. whoops

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mfoos

I got this question trying to test out of "alphabet", having taken a semester of Korean. There was no hover option, and "uui" was not accepted

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Clarakim4

the raincoat translation should be phonetically translated into oo-bee not the one in quote for oo-ee

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

That depends on which Korean work for raincoat is used.

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/serendipit158633

isn't 비옷 the same?

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/werakakashi

what you being dear lingots usa?

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LQNRiIS9

As we had been working exclusively with sounds and writing systems, I thought it meant what were the English letters for this.

January 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cake682834

YE i learned a new word !!!

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ninjaakr701

i agree with jeremiah

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Daisy668724

It was difficult to know the answer

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Darax1

How on earth will I know this word? Is the first lesson!

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew981736

Raincoat. Wet oooh whee!

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StephanieB347362

i put Friendship and got it right

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/werakakashi

yo ca va corean power

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kylee569798

what?? that's not even what I learned yet, or how to spell it, I looked it up!

February 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/citraputria

what is the difference between this raincoat and milk? sounds the same to me..

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pupkim

:/ "Ui" is raincoat... Is there any way to make sense out of this language??

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia99269

So easy!

February 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bima494187

Hii guys what raincoat in bahasa??

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/oguL17

Ррр

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tae540879

oo bi is raincoat

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tae540879

some of the stuffdont machthe curryen

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JAGANSIVA

lolololololololololololol

February 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JAGANSIVA

lololol

February 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Darrin829793

All of the words in the first lesson were tested before we were given a definition.

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CatalinaEs213575

There's was only one option for me lol »Raincoat

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DOVARK

hello

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/doodlebob20

The only option was raincoat there wasnt even a second ome to trick you

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoni91226

seriously??????

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoni91226

Въй? Къде отиде Въльо?

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pinakie

I don't understand alphabet. Then we start learning our alphabet then we use A- Apple B- Boll And here no connection with the alphabet and no connection with eng. Alphabet i known korean alphabet are different but which alphabet's use (what) .It's totly confusing...please anybody help me in this matter .

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/leticiaa147

FAZ EM PORTUGUÊS PRA APRENDER COREANO GRRR

March 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/leticiaa147

TRAZ EM PORTUGUÊS

March 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gundaki

I... Wasn't given a wordbank. That's happening alot on most of these questions..

April 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ShayanHose

They are all the same.

April 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hoshi_SVT

I feel really stupid because what I heard was Woozi and that's what I put as my answer.

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/The1pikacho

i am confused. My grandparents only speak Korean so I though I would take a class on it but i am confused. HELP!

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/T_H_A_L_E_S

Raincoat = 우비

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SmallFrijo

duolingo translates it as "raincoat" but if you type in "friendship" it also takes it as the correct answer so either word is correct

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/puiyin6

They are only have one word to choose l

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jinstaej

I was offered this question six times in a row... anyone else with this problem?

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

I've had it happen on various questions in various courses. It just seems to be some kind of glitch you'll randomly hit every so often.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

I get it when practicing, but I think at higher levels of the skill, it tries to give more translation, write in Korean, type what you hear, etc. types of exercises, and this is practically the only one in this lesson that is a translatable word (not just a syllable for exercises in romanization/Hangul/reading/pronunciation).

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TiwakingTi

I got this question two times in a row. Is this correct?

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexL184735

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

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/d0llieguts

That's such a cute word. (╥ω╥)

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nogasea

Bad progress or bad timing... if we learn the vocabulary, words, etc... BEFORE testing a Korean word. Make sense? How about, give us a few guesses for that term? Think about it!

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kpopfan9

Guys. The app is still in beta

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/somberslayer

Wait, so does this translate to Friendship or raincoat? The mouseover says raincoat but I'm seeing here that its Friendship...?

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

It depends. If the sentence is something like, "I forgot my 우의(를)" or if it shows up on a packing list, shopping list, etc., then it means raincoat. If the sentence is something like, "Those two have a beautiful 우의(가)" then it means friendship.

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LynnStrong

So i got it wrong, big deal. But when it told me i was wrong it said friendship, not raincoat

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Abrar47291

"우의"mean raincoat or friendship?

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/d0llieguts

That's cute ❤

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelMeffo

So i only had one answer choice for this, but when i click the word, it said raincoat, but the choice was friendship.?

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nina_DN

And when I typed 友谊, friendship in Chinese, Google said 우정....Does it mean the same as 우의?

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hannah332091

Why is the answer is raincoat when you click the hangul word but the only word in there is friendship?

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SaraHernan12046

So it says in the hint "raincoat" but my only option was "friendship"

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wtfDayane

I cannot understand. Is it raincot or friendship?

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/J4ritzaAl3x

When i touched the dots it said "raincoat" but the answer is "friendship". Did this happen to anyone else??

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Roxanne853615

Why FRendship?

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Neha118478

Doesn't it mean Raincoat?

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fay976195

When u tapped on the word it said raincoat but the only word I could choose from was friendship

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmyPerret

When i click for the trans it gives me raincoat, but the only option it gave me was friendship??

June 2, 2018

[deactivated user]

    they never taught this one yet, my dumb self said child.

    June 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isabella361928

    It said it means raincoat when I clicked on it, so does it mean raincoat or friendship?

    June 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

    It means both. Many words have two meanings. Or many pairs of different words happen to be written the same way.

    Which is not to say that they didn't make a mess of the course here!

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel275952

    When i click the word says one thing and on the, answer another

    June 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/mychemfan1

    I clicked on it and it said raincoat, but the only option i got to pick was friendship...?

    June 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/albonn

    Why does the underline word means raincoat while the inly selection is friendship

    June 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/muizzsiddique

    I just wrote "uui" and got it right. Also, how early in beginner Korean will learners use uui in everyday language?

    June 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/XhariaSkye

    You can put either friendship or raincoat, and it will be right.

    June 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/TGnine

    The hint said raincoat but the only available (and therefore obviously correct) answer was friendship. Was this just me or?

    June 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/itsheidi

    So it says this word has two translations, but in a real conversation how do you know if they're saying "friendship" or "raincoat"... besides using common sense

    June 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

    Please provide some example sentences in which common sense is not sufficient.

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlanPro11

    ❤❤❤❤

    July 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Taegay

    I thought 우의 meant raincoat?

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Moon223140

    의 when as a possessive particle can also be said as 에 or 예 But only in that case

    August 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jocelynloo1

    People, I have read comments, and apparently koreans use 우의 typically as "Raincoat" (barely used as "friendship".). The word they use for "Friendship" is 우정.

    August 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmirHakim10

    Friendship in korean, yes in french

    August 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Langtopia

    No one in Korea uses this word unless you are 70 years old. Who came up with this weird nonsense question?

    August 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NoahMichae9

    와우

    August 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/KittyChan980224

    Lol. Why did it only give me one option to click? Only the word friendship was there.

    August 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/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!!!

    September 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Valuha8

    It only gave me one option...

    September 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Izayuh1

    I just have one question. Since the way you pronounce friendship already is "ui" why is there a need for the "u" before the "ui"? If that makes sense.

    October 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/yongmeean

    Friendship

    October 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lea-ArmyLove

    It only gives you the one answer to choose from, so that you get introduced to the word.

    October 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcusRade

    How can this word mean both friendship or raincoat

    October 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/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
    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/yalda276606

    Why there isnt differnece between milk and friendship in korean?

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/iitx_YaBoi

    Was I the only one who legit thought this meant 'milk' and not 'friendship' .-. I'm dead.

    November 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/parkgaya

    Friendship = 우정 우의 = raincoat

    November 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/parkgaya

    우의 = 우비 = raincoat

    November 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Roche201065

    I feel like im gonna forget EVERYTHINGGG

    November 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/April236215

    I finaly figured out the turtle.

    November 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alex981111

    i put oui and it counted it as a correct answer

    November 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CoyotesChild

    When using the word bank, they need more possible solutions than just one. It doesn't seem to help nearly as much when you need to translate the symbols for "Friendship"... (u ui)... and the only thing in the word bank is "Friendship".

    What they need to do is something like have the symbols for "u ui"... and then have in the word bank "child", "milk", friendship", "stomach", and "tooth"... that way you have to remember or figure out which it is among words you've already learned at least.

    Otherwise it amounts to "click the box and get a free point."

    December 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/fxave

    i don't understand this, under the word it translated to friendship but it also translated to raincoat?? which part is what word?

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/allison61479

    It was sooooo easy it gave us one awnser

    December 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/5IJ0YNcG

    is it friendship or raincoat ?

    December 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/5IJ0YNcG

    is it friendship or raincoat

    December 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hugh991074

    Who uses 우의 for friendship... 우정 used more often..

    January 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Flammablee

    i put Friendship but it said it was still wrong?

    January 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JTCODED

    Could also be 우정

    January 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/PalomaDiaz211764

    Oooooo

    January 23, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/FerinaNovi

    Naon

    January 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AVI-HYUNG08

    Im really confused

    January 29, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaSheliaGa

    Were you testing out?? It also showed up rain coat as well lol

    January 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/SeungHaBAEK10

    우의

    February 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/vanessa686871

    Welp

    February 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyYar13

    is it just me, or does the audio quality of the voice make it hard to understand?

    February 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarwoHassa

    omg i know the answer but my spelling was wrong like seriously come on

    February 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoaiba

    일반적으로 우의 = 雨衣 = 비옷 = rain coat / Friendship = 우정

    February 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/omundodega1

    Lagal

    February 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/stephaniab481566

    Its basicly uui

    February 25, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isioma317464

    I was about to complain but it seems u guys beat me to it.... I saw how it was supposed to worj now, if u dont know and are still confused, just click on the word and it will tell u the meaning

    February 27, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/sanityx_xr

    BRUH WHY U GOTTA TRICC ME LIKE DAT

    March 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/olivia579310

    How does the word raincoat come into play?

    March 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HideOnABus

    Its the same pronunciation as MILK

    March 26, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AUBREYHORD

    So can you just try to memorize the symbols to remember the word friendship? (please have someone answer me)

    March 27, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinaYangXD

    I only put 의 and they told me it was right, did this happen to someone else?

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinaYangXD

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

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nicki163875

    Wait. They have the same word for both friendship & raincoat ?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ohnoaiba

    Yes. But use raincoat = 우의 = 雨衣 99.999%, friendship = 우정(友情) 97% = 우애(友愛) 2.999% = 우의( 友誼 ) 0.001%

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/lilyhips

    So those individual symbols combined form both raincoat and friendship?

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nadine73307

    I thought 'friends' was 'chingu'?? Confused

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nadine73307

    I thought friends was 'chingu' confused

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OAaZ6

    Учить русскому корейский на английском( зная его на самом минимуме) очень трудно

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aya11622

    우의=friendship

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Delightnes

    It would be better if there would be romanization so that I can pronounce the word correctly.

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlleXine1

    Its so easy guys the answer was said earlier ...we should observe so that we could learn

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yni907094

    우의(uui) + 우유(uyu) = confusion

    April 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Raphael_Lim

    I think Friendship is more proper in the meaning of Korean 우애.

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jeffsyarie

    its not about the answer but i think the question should not be in this section. because this section should focus on familiarizing word.

    October 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sheriff_K

    I don't know how I feel about the way they romanize it.. It should be "uwi," not "uui"..

    November 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BillHu4

    yall don goofd.

    December 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BTSLostjam

    i didnt know that! and i couldnt click on it

    January 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hanabjd

    This is very difficult

    January 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BrendaPort422951

    ARMY HERE! I'M BRAZILIAN! THE BEST FANS FOR BTS!

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea821707

    Me toooooooo!!!!!

    March 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/XhariaSkye

    You're ARMY?! BTS is the main reason I'm doing this.

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea821707

    Its actually friendship not raincoat

    March 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/bagusachmad

    My cursor says "raincoat" but here it says "friendship". Insert Jackie Chan meme

    May 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SareScarlet

    I got really confused when i checked my dictionary for raincoat and got something completely different, For some devices this still comes up as raincoat, this is not raincoat apparently, this is Friendship (There are three for raincoat)

    May 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

    Define the word “bear.”

    May 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/XhariaSkye

    A bear is an animal.

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Songyk

    This course is alphabet, This is miss mating

    May 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JuliannaS553014

    There are two meanings to this word. Raincoat, and Freindship. If I were to be speaking in a sentence and say, for example: "Get your raincoat." In korean would other people hear, "Get your friendship." I know that sounds weird but, does it depend on the topic? Then people would understand? Im so confused, help!

    June 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JUNGKOOKIE.

    How do you know when it is raincoat and when it is friendship?

    June 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/echos0502

    I was only given the answer 'raincoat' but the translation from tapping the korean word is friendship. So which one is correct?

    June 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hippietrail

    They're both correct, just as "bow" in English has two (or more) meanings: front of a ship, weapon for firing arrows. But it seems that in this case the course prefers "raincoat" but people are saying this is not the usual widely used word for "raincoat" across Korea in 2018.

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Selin958539

    Uui

    June 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MariahNico19

    I thought it would add '친구' in it

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kpopcracki_18

    wait whats the difference between friendship and raincoat

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/XhariaSkye

    I seriously have no idea.

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/orlandocurioso

    'Raincoat' is a more frequent translation of this word. 우정 is a more frequent word for friendship.

    July 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nessa.T

    Wait is it ujeong or uui for friendship.

    July 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lily907604

    This is extremely confusing, will someone explain?

    July 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/White_World

    Транаскрипциясы қайда екен өзі?

    July 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JeisaRaja

    Wutt

    July 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nesma128808

    Come on, they just make u learn a new ward by that, write it down and memorize it to remember it later

    July 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MickRedbur

    The translation it gave me when I clicked on the word was friendship OR raincoat... What the heck?

    July 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JathonThom1

    "Oooooh weeeeeeee" says your little sister. "No, we're just friends!"

    August 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sub-T0-PewDiePie

    Apparently it means Friendship and Raincoat so which one?

    August 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vivi324050

    I thought it was milk, but it was raincoat?

    December 31, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewKim5

    Raincoat is so random lol

    January 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/anarchy835361

    How was i to know?

    January 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/leehyori

    Writing the word in English is ridiculous we haven’t been taught this yet

    January 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/XhariaSkye

    How can it be friendship and raincoat? Those are two different things!

    June 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/bts_fan_j-hope

    how can i know the answer?

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/jjk630486

    We don't speak friendship in 우정ujeong It means raincoat

    March 21, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/SanandaDas2

    How do I understand that 'u-i' means raincoat?

    October 18, 2017

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

    You can click on the word to see what it means when you get a new word or hover the mouse over it on the web.

    October 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kim_Wonpil_DAY6

    I was writing down notes and then I just put the pointer on the word and it gave me the answer. The only thing was that I didn't know how to pronounce it. I kept repeating the sound and looking if I have ever learned that word. Turns out I was looking at the wrong one. :( :P THE TRANSLATION IS: ooh-we The letters were the letter u and ui sorry I cannot type it in Korean it doesn't work for my device.

    October 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cass-tiel3957

    I still don't understand why this means friendship and raincoat. when doing this for the first time of course I wont know what it means anyway?

    October 31, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Im_Im_jinseon_

    Give me lingots

    April 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/isa179120

    We are learning and suddelly we have to know what this word means

    November 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Julia673406

    Well...

    November 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/toNapkJt

    kewl

    October 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheirGirlA

    ugh i have typo :D but korean is easy to learn

    October 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/NathalySil828552

    Replay pow

    October 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/LetiseJiti

    seriously ? how would i know ?

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

    You're not supposed to know, they want you to learn from your mistakes. I didn't know this word, now I'll try to remember for the first time. It's not a classical lesson, you have to adapt.

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Easha999694

    How do i now this sentence

    September 26, 2017

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

    click on the new word to see its meaning or hover over it with your mouse on the web.

    October 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Darrin829793

    We're using a phone app, there is no clicking

    March 8, 2018
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