"The sheep sleeps on the opposite side."

Translation:양이 건너편에서 자요.

September 28, 2017

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Maybe this could also be 건너편에 자요?


In that case you don't know the sentenceis about the sheep. In Korean they do drop the subject but only when it's understood from the context


Nope. From what I've seen, 에서 is used, when there is a verb being performed at said location/direction


I think no because 에서 implies doing something.


Exactly. -에서 is used when you're actively doing something in a place (or from a place). In this case, we're talking about a sheep (양) that is sleeping in a determined place. "To sleep" is an action verb, not a descriptive verb (which are pretty much adjectives), so that's why -에서 is being used in this sentence


This Korean sentence does not say "the sheep sleeps on the opposite side. It says"The sheep sleeps on the side." the opposite side would be "ban daen pyun easso chayo. Wish I had "han ja" on this computer.

  1. You don't need "han ja" to type a simple Korean sentence. What you need is a Hangul keyboard, which you can simply set up in the settings of whichever device/platform you're using.
  2. I believe 반대편 is more formal and not specific enough. Here, my speculation is that the side which you have to cross over the street to reach is implied with 건너편, since 건너다 can mean cross the street.
  3. The English sentence clearly states "on the opposite side".


I also noticed they took away the comment box for Korean sentence is unnatural or awkward. "That's Awkward! lol! It takes a lot of time and people are rushing them to have the Korean site up. The people adding content have done a great job so far. If I was them I would be in the chats all day long to find the little touch ups that need to be fixed.


To get through this you have to memorize which sentences are informal and formal even though both are correct in most cases, as far as I can tell. That is a big an pointless obstacle.


If this is the case sentences that only accept one or the other should be flagged so the admins are aware that they need to add more translations. In time I can imagine that both will be accepted in most subject areas.


Love the subtle humour in this one. So this is why they jump.

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