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"Ten pairs of dress shoes"

Translation:구두 열 짝

September 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jet677837

A pair of shoes should be 구두 한켤레. 짝 refers to one of a pair. So 열 짝 is 5 pairs.


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

I would translate into 열켤레의 구두


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

It's interesting how the word was borrowed from Japanese (靴/くつ) by transliterating the phonemic sound (구두) instead of the phonetic sound (구츠).

I'm sure there's a modern standard for Japanese-Korean transliteration and that it prescribes a phonetic approach (as opposed to phonemic), but I cannot seem to find it at the moment.


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

구두 is counted with 켤레

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