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"배꼽이 배보다 큽니다."

Translation:The belly button is bigger than the belly.

September 12, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DustinStei1

This is a Korean idiom. My wife explained that you use it in certain situations. Like when watch repairs cost more than the watch itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Staszek456

Roughly "wyżej sra niż dupę ma" in Polish, if anyone is interested or something


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

Thank you for explaining! I wondered why it was such an impossible sentence! Jan. 25, 2020.


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

Thank you! We also have the similar idiom in Indonesia :)


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

Thank you! I don't need to talk smack to Duo over this now.


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

Inaccurate, but funny


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

What the heck is going on in the lesson bro?..


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

This scares me.


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

"The belly button is larger than the belly" would also be correct. Reported on Nov. 15, 2017.


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

Oh. It's "besar pasak daripada tiang" in Indonesian. I wonder if English idiom for this existed.

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