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"저는 머리가 나쁜 교수를 가르칠 것입니다."

Translation:I will teach the stupid professor.

September 28, 2017


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머리가 나쁘다 = (The) head is bad. = (somebody) is stupid.
I think that meaning can be clear to most of our native languages.

Conjugating this verbal phase into an adjective to make "stupid professor", we get [머리가 나쁜 교수]를...


cry harder snowflake


머리가 나쁜 사람 - a blockhead

Not to be confused with 두통 - a headache.

두통이있는 사람 - person with a headache


Is this really how people say "stupid?"


So is this an idiom? And if so, what does it mean?


not an idiom...there are people who teach others on how to teach...if it makes sense. Korea isn't that different from America these days...


나쁜 = bad right? why is it translated as stupid? i don't understand


머리 (head) + 가 (subject marker) + 나쁜 (bad) = "stupid." I didn't know this myself until just now.


Just out of interest. What's Korean for a "bad hair day", ¿나쁜 머리 날?


머리카락 is the word for hair, even though Koreans sometimes just use 머리 (head) to talk about hair. So "나쁜 머리카락 날...?"


ㅋㅋㅋ I remember well this abbreviation from hair to head.

머리 잘라 주세요 = please could you cut my head <-> hair ...

Since I asked that question, I have learnt that there are a few ways of describing a "Bad hair day".

일이 잘 안 풀리는 날 = Day that does not go well / that things don't work out well

그저 그런 날 = one of those days

재수없는 날 = unlucky day

Pity, none of the expressions has 머리 in it ...


I will teach professor with a bad head is not accepted. (2017/09/28). Translation can be considered idiomatic.


Durolingo said "... the stupid professor." I said "... that stupid professor." I believe, in this instance usiage of either pronoun should be accepted in that "that" and "the" both appear to point toward a specific individual.


Korean usually uses 그 for "that". Similarly, "this" would require the use of "이".

However, articles (a/an/the) are often implied, as is the case here.

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