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Translation:Crab

September 29, 2017

14 Comments


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

I wonder if there are useful synonyms for 게 (crab) given how similarly it sounds like 개 (dog).

September 29, 2017

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

If it helps, I've heard 강아지 used to refer to dogs. I believe it's more of a way to say "puppy" or a cuter way of saying "dog"

May 3, 2018

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

꽃게 is the typical red crab and is often used instead of 게

October 27, 2017

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

So literally it means 'flower crab'?

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akira379

Nah, you just have to understand it from the context

October 8, 2017

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

i thought about namjoon :(

February 1, 2019

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

Same

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panicatthe798847

Me

February 26, 2019

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

the crab게 is pronounce like the "a" of "take" but without the sound y 개 the dog is pronounce like the "e" of the word bet.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicornmon3

Using vowel explainations like this does not work because across different accents the vowel sounds vary considerably. How an American from New York would say those words is not the same as how an Australian would or a British person would. For example, in a New Zealand accent, the word bet sounds very similar to the word "bit" in other accents.

April 6, 2018

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

also most Koreans will tell you that ㅐ and ㅔ sound exactly the same. so you don't need to worry about it.

July 19, 2018

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

This is an unfair question, how does one know which one it ahould be without context?

March 22, 2018

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

개 = dog 게 = crab one uses ㅐand the other uses ㅔ. but when speaking there really isn't a way to know the difference without the context.

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panicatthe798847

There’s actually a funny part of a comic where they can’t tell the difference so they thought someone was eating a dog

February 26, 2019
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