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"우리 어머니께서 야채를 씻으신다."

Translation:My mother washes vegetables.

September 17, 2017

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

A lot of verbs have single-syllable roots which are less memorable to some. A mnemonic I found for this one is:

If you have on your hands, 으십시요!


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

Do you think 씻다 related to the Chinese word for wash (洗)?


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

What is 씻 supposed to sound like?


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By itself, sheet.


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When is 께서 used? I have trouble remembering that...


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

Isn't it just the honorific ending in place of 이/가?


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When you are talking about someone you should show high regards for, like a parent, teacher, or grandparent.


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우리 is translated as "my". Why?


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

In Korean, if you talk about family or your home using 우리(의) is more common. So in this case, the literal translation is "our mother". But in English we would always use "my" so in this case it's translated like that.


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What's wrong with "My mother cleans the vegetables?" it should be right


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The dictionary meaning for the verb 씻따 [ssitta] is given as wash, rinse, bathe, etc. Cleaning can be done by many different methods. Washing implies the use of a liquid (water). Here Duolingo is looking for a specific meaning, not a generalization such as 깨끗하다.


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"the vegetables" was counted wrong


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Veggies should count as vegetables since in earlier lessons it was


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is the 씻으신다 ending because of the honorific ending being 씻으세요 --> so 씻으신다 in 해라체 form? im guessing this but if someone could confirm that would be great!


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What is the purpose of using 께서 here instead of just 어머니가?


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I think it shows honorifics to elders and high ups


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