배 is more like your belly and 위 is the actual organ, but in english it's normal to just say stomach for both
its got dislikes because there are armies everywhere and this is only about askin for korean help. not for looking for armys.
KIM NAMJOON KIM SEOKJIN MIN YOONGI JUNG HOSEOK PARK JIMIN KIM TAEHYUNG JEON JUNGKOOK!!!!
You left out the 'BTS' part at the end. I got you...
KAM NAMJOON! KIM SEOKJIN! MIN YOONGI! JUNG HOSEOK! PARK JIMIN! KIM TAEHYUNG! JEON JUNGKOOK! BTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm learning Korean because I find it fun to speak a new language! Also because I'm ARMY and I want to be able to understand what they say in songs and like on episodes :P
YEAH. Beacause of BTS i wanna learn Korean and learn their culture and stuff to better understand their music
I learnt that too! I was confused and i said to the screen 'wait what 배 means stomach???'
Same xD i love BTS as soon as i heard them i was inspired to learn korean. armyyyyy
It teaches you the phonetics in Alphabet 1 ,so you shouldn't be getting random questions about meanings without a chance to learn it first. It's frustrating to get a random question about meaning and you get it wrong because you've written the phonetics instead. This part needs polish.
Funny thing is that as I was writing the above post, I was taking another Alphabet 1 test ,aiming for the 3rd crown on it. I posted the above after such a question came up and I got it wrong because it wanted the meaning, even if 80% or more of the questions you get at this point are about writing the romanized phonetics. The actual funny part was that after I continued, I got the same question (write Wi(stomach) in english) 4 consecutive times,which incidentally were the last 4 questions on the test. I get that it will come up again since I messed up the first time, as a way for me to learn from my mistakes, but 4 times!!!! Needs polish indeed.
mangakoibito makes an excellent suggestion. Hangul can be learned much more quickly with any of a number of Youtube videos or on the free site "How to Study Korean". https://www.howtostudykorean.com/unit0/ The site would be a grat supplement to the entire DL course For most concepts or words, Korean speakers can express them in pure Korean (no Chinese representation) or in sino-Korean with a word related to Chinese. The Korean people have had close association wih the Chinese for more than 5000 years, and in fact used only Chinese characters for their writing until the 15th century. "배" is pure Korean, whereas "위" (胃) comes from Chinese. It used to be that use of of sino-korean words was a mark of intelligence, education, or sophisticaion, but it seems there is more emphasis on promoting pure Korean now. With regard to the different meanings, 위 can also be used to mean "above", "on" "up" "over" "ahead" "superior" just to name a few. As JanLoyd and Potatonuts point out, there are also multiple meaning for English words as well. They are probably more prevalent in Korean, so it can be a bit challenging, and is why context is so important.
Thank you so much for the link!<3 I cant even describe how thankful I am! It's easier to learn korean on that webside than here! :D
Why are all the k-pop lovers armies? (Or is it armys?)
blackpink, I stan
Just like other languages, Korean has many words that are the same and yet has different meanings as well. I think they are trying to give one of the meanings first, instead of just throwing all the meanings at you all at once, because that would be overwhelming and hard to remember. Therefore, it's good that you know one of the means, but just know that a word could also have other meanings to it as well.
We can learn it because it makes it a bit easier to understand them without subs if they aren't available, like in a vlive or something. We can do what we want and if we want to learn korean because of music, doesn't mean we can be looked down on for it. If you don't like that that people learn korean for k-pop, then just don't comment about it and keep your hate to yourself.
Please don't comment something that isn't helpful or kind.
Only if it begins with a vowel. The way Korean syllables are structured needs to be consonant, then vowel. If the word/syllable begins with a vowel, then ㅇ is used as a silent consonant. ✌
Yes and for anyone curious here's some more information... If ㅇ is used anywhere else in the syllable block besides as the beginning consonant placeholder it isn't silent anymore but rather pronounced as 'ng'
I think it is more like a symbol than an O. It is neutral and used before of vowels which initiates a word on hangul because of its squared structure.
Can’t 위 also mean up, not only top? Like in the song ‘Up & Down’ (which isn’t a great example), but doesn’t it?
technically the song is top bottom, i'm not really sure tho! (love that song lmfao)
my friend (he lives in korea) he sayd that this isn´t stomach, but it looks like, its like belly or inside the belly
So it's the same than stomach in English I think, as stomach is the belly area where the stomach is + the organ.
So is this "wi" ???
The lesson that is supposed to teach this never writes out the pronounciation, so I have to guess from the lady's voice. I have taken the lesson about a dozen times but it never properly covers this one.
I agree. I used Memrise to learn and Duolingo to practice and get used to the language.
Go to Talk To Me In Korean, they are good at explaining Korean things. They have a website: www.talktomeinkorean.com OR check out their YouTube channel: Talk To Me In Korean. Maybe even "Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean" on YouTube too. They both have sooo much and different things you can learn from them as well. ^_^
I suggest you to install the browser addon ImTranslator for Firefox or Chrome, or other extensions like Rememberry, they are extension that lets you right click on any words in a page, and get easily the meaning and a voice pronouncing it, if you select a part of the word, they'll pronounce it as well. There are also browser extension for Korean.
it means stomach and top. same word, different meanings (like season, where it can mean weather seasons or food seasonings)
These are called Compound Vowels. They are made up of two individual vowels and in many cases saying the two individual vowels quickly is how you pronounce them. Wi (pronounced like the Nintendo Wii with just a little less emphasis on the W) is spelled 위. The ㅇ is silent so say ㅜ and ㅣ quickly to get the sound. Likewise 의 is like saying ㅡ and ㅣ together quickly. It's difficult for English speakers because we don't really have an equivalent sound. The closest thing I can think of to describe it is to say 위 without closing your lips on the w/u sound. Just move your tongue. My advice is to learn hangul and pronunciation from a YouTube video. These Duolingo alphabet lessons are a terrible way to learn Hangul.
Learning korean on dulingo is very hard id suggest using eggbun which has been super helpful i learned the words and how to spell them in less than 30 min...
HOW IS ONLY ONE PERSON TALKING ABOUT "UP&DOWN" BY EXID, IT'S A FREAKING GREAT EXAMPLE, THAT'S HOW I LEARNED THAT WORD LMAO
I don't get how does "wi" stands for stomach can someone break it down for me (Just started learning Korean any other website suggestions would be great)
in this section we only learned the alphabet and its sounds and now they test us on words like this or stomach. we never learned this!!!
Half the time I click on the sound icon and don't get the sound. I'm on a MacBook Pro with a keypad.
This is in the alphabet section. How was I supposed to know that this meant stomach?
It's good that this one accepts both "top" and "stomach", because I knew of stomach as "배". Although I think instead of "top", either "up" or "above" would work better?
I would like to understand how these can mean these words, because it doesn't give the clear meaning yet. Maybe I need to look at the different stages on this app. Thanks!
ok learning this it doesnt tell use words other then yes and no if u are on this lesson how are we supposed to know that "위 " means stomach if they havent shown us that word yet
How do you know when it is stomach and when it is top? I just can't hear any difference, or see any difference.
Army's are everywhere... not surprised I have a question though. Later on do we learn full sentences in Korean and words that people use daily?
I dont really understand how that translate to stomach. I was just taught that it has the same "spelling" as wi
The hanja for wi (stomach) is 胃. For Japanese learners, this is pronounced い/(i), though this is used in a medical context and Japanese ppl would use お腹 (onaka) or 腹 (hara). It's wei4 in Mandarin, and wai6 in Cantonese
Why is this question a choice question when there is only one choice to pick from?
I'm learning to understand the culture and to not be disrespectful when I go there next summer!
Why do some symbols in the alphabet sound exactly the same but are written differently?? It's really messing me up
Im from Mexico,but I WANT tu learn Korean so hard (thats why Im here jeje)
Are 우 and 오 always pronounced as a w sound when preceding another letter in a character?
Ok why do the have 2 different symbols for stomach, and i could swear there were 2 different sounds too its confusing
Really... This app is to help people learn the language, not to tell everyone if your Army or not. Not to be mean or anything though.
Multis unite. Im learning so i can be more educated in a different culture other than my own
I thought 위 means up like in the kpop song 위 아래 which means up and down by EXID
I answered 'we' and it gives right?doesn't it's means stomach?or i (? Confused...
I like how most people here are just discussing K-Pop on the part about stomachs
I came back after 4 months and it still only gives me one thing to choose.
I'm learning Korean because I watch a Korean show called Descendants of the sun, I can't read fast enough for the subtiltles.
I just wrote "we"... I don't understand questions, I don't expect that they want me to translate a language while I am learning its alphabet.
(I'm sure you know this by now,) you can hover over the word and it'll show you the translation :)
Oh gosh im so glad im not the only one here for K-Pop. Army for LIFE, Blink, exo-l and I Got7 girl here.
Estoy estudiando coreano sin saber ingles, porqueee no hay una version para español
Porque debe empiezar con la versión en inglés, está en versión beta, en prueba, y luego harán la versión en español, si y solo si hay personas bilingües español/coreano quién desean contribuir al curso.
Deberías aprender inglés, es absolutamente útil.
On the one where you pick the English word the drop down menu says stomach/top and both stomach and top are available to choose from. I picked stomach and got it right. But this is confusing.
Like the word 'will' in English. Will like to desire, and will to make something in future. Same word, different meanings.