"North, south, east, and west"

Translation:동서남북

September 24, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nomadicmind7

East, west, south, north, no?

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ash-Fred
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Yes, Korean is in that order.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dzeran

Interesting. How they do favor the east and put the north last. (They dont like to sleep towards the north, nor do any ancenstral rituals to the north, but instead to the east)

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Not sure how it all started but my guess as a Korean is that they just arranged in that order to have the exact opposite next to each other.

East versus West South versus North

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang Why not SNEW? Have no idea. lol

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy467921

북남동서

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sanktabeno

Dong(东), Seo(西), Nam(南), Buk(北). It is the same order in Chinese.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

Counterpoint: my parents use 東南西北.

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kal-in

東西南北~

February 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pamela909830

"East, West, South, North" was not one of the choices. Both languages need to be in the same order to be correct.

April 16, 2019
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