"동서남북"

Translation:North, south, east, and west

September 16, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mkS0k

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?

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wintertriangles

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.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hexelonia

I live in Canada and we say north east south west

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/happypenguin44

Not sure which part of America you're from, but I'm from America too (California) and we say North East South West.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GinAndChronic

Hi. I'm also from California and I've alwayd used NSEW. Weird.

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanaAgusto

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.

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariavande778060

I live in Europe and we say the same as Canada aparently (NESW)

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Counterclockwise !!! Pourquoi est-une telle chose possible?

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CF00l

東西南北

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentMaucorps

In France, we say NSEW.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yummyricecake

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...

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Victoria911218

The US also says North East South West

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanFogart4

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.

February 21, 2019
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