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"영어로 편지를 쓰는 것이 불편해?"

Translation:Is writing a letter in English inconvenient?

September 18, 2017

19 Comments


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

불편 (不便): inconvenient

For 漢字-derived terms, or acts as a negater much like the Latin-based usage of in/im/il/ir/ig as a prefix in English.

(): not

(便): convenient


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

The know-all guy. Good job.


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

I've always seen 불편하다 translated as "uncomfortable". Is there a better way to say that in Korean?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dyne.16

No, they mean pretty much exactly the same thing, but in this case inconvenient makes more sense


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

To me "Inconvenient" could be more appropriate in the sense of "now is not the right time". But in the sense of "not mastering the English language", I think "comfortable" is the more appropriate word... Luckily they are both accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadisonBou2

"inconvenient" does make sense here, but "uncomfortable" should also be accepted here.


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

I think it can be translated as inconvenient or uncomfortable.


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

"쓰는" highlights as used, I thought "write" first, but it comes up as "use" when I skim it, so I put "Is using and English letter inconvienient?" which of course came up wrong.


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

Is it a statement or question...how to identify


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

When spoken, there's intonation of the speaker to distinguish statement from question. When written, there's the punctuation to help out . A question mark indicates a question.


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

Yeah got it...but I was wondering if there's anything in Korean that indicates that its a question...just like in "Isn't it strange for a man to wear a skirt?" Here... 'Isn't it'.. indicates question without the help of intonation or question mark...


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

Not in this speech level. In formal polite speech there is the - 읍니까/습니까 ending which indicates a question. The other three speech levels don't have that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hoochy2

'is writing letters ...' should also be acceptable


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

Just missing "a" and marked incorrect!


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

Same. Always get marked down by these silly things..


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

How did it become a question? It seems like a declarative statement to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sujinssi_007

It is much easier than Korean :)


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

I wrote "In English is writing a letter inconvenient?". Totally ignoree the capital I in Is.


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

"Is it inconvenient to write letters in/using English?",

"Is writing letters in/using English inconvenient?",

Sigh

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