"뱀이 검은 모자를 쓰고 있어."
Translation:The snake is wearing a black hat.
So this is the verb 쓰다 (to write) that we learnt in earlier lessons + the continuous form -고 있다. I searched on Naver Dictionary and apparently 쓰다 used with 모자 (hat) or 안경 (glasses) means 'to wear/to put on'. So 나는 모자를 쓰고 있어 = I am wearing a hat. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
쓰다 means to wear precisely on your head. So it can be hats or glasses. Therefore saying that you '코트를 씁니다' doesn't make much sense.
Moreover neckties, necklaces and scarves are not 쓰다 but 매다 (매다 - to tie around / wear tied around something). Also 풀다 means to untie.
Finally, earrings are 치다 (to put on / wear them) and 빼다 (to remove them)
That's not being a "koreaboo" for one because a koreaboo is someone who acts korean and says theyre korean when they're not. Also, it doesn't matter what your motivation is, because at the end of the day it's a genre of music. That's like saying a Korean is an ameriboo since they learn English because they like American songs. It's not that big of a deal, and getting mad over it is so dumb. Grow up, and learn what something means before you call someone it. Thank you.
One of the things that frustrates me on Duolingo is how easy it is to make a mistake. I was given the words "hat" and "heat" to choose from and accidentally clicked "heat", thus was marked wrong. Obviously it's my fault for clicking wrong, but I feel the system should be better, these types of mistakes are so easy to make all the time.
It is my understanding the verb "wear" is a stative verb. Stative verbs are usually not used in the progressive form. Thus it would be simply "wear", not "is wearing", even thought the original Korean text is "쓰고 있어". At least "The snake wears a black hat" should be accepted. Posted on March 19, 2018.
"To wear" is indeed commonly used in the progressive/continuous tense(s) in English.
Common conversations in English might go something like:
A: I'm going to the party tonight.
B: Yeah, me too. What are you wearing?"
A: I'm wearing a black skirt with a gold and red top."
A: Did you see him at the party last night?
B: No, I didn't. What was he wearing?
A: He was wearing a green shirt and blue pants.