Translation:North, south, east, and west
동 is east, 서 is west, 남 is south, 북 is north. why East, west, south, and north is wrong? Is there an idiom in America?
Haha actually yes we say north south east west in that order but it's very odd that "east, west, south, north" would be wrong. I've answered it like that and was correct. Hopefully it'll get fixed.
Not sure which part of America you're from, but I'm from America too (California) and we say North East South West.
I've lived in the Midwest, the South and on the East Coast (of America) and I've never heard anyone say north, east, south, west only north, south, east, west. It's very interesting to find out people say north, east, south, west. Thank you for the knowledge.
Huh. In English I've always heard north-south-east-west, and in Chinese we say east-south-west-north. Now it's east-west-south-north? So confused...
It depends how you remember it. If you use the mnemonic "Never Eat Soggy Weiners" as we were taught in school then it goes NESW, others use NSEW as in "from north to south and east to west", the order daylight arrives in the summer, or NEWS, say, for what it spells out.