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"Brother! Come quickly!"

Translation:형! 빨리 와!

October 2, 2017

13 Comments


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

We need better way to identify when to use 오빠 and 형. I answered 오빠! 빨리 와 and was marked wrong.


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

That should work. 오빠 is what a female would use to refer to her older brother, 형 is what a boy would use to refer to his older brother. They should both be accepted, report it.


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

I answered "동생, 빨리 와" as there was no specification of age (younger or older brother). Also, I felt it was more natural to use the informal form with your younger sibling rather than the older one. I'd think the use of the form 요 would be more appropriate to talk to a "hyung" hence my decision to pick the word "dongsaeng". It got marked as wrong. I reported it as I think this answer should be allowed.


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

형 and 오빠 and 오빠야 should all be accepted


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

It should be indicated if the speaker is a younger male, younger female or older sibling because it could either be 오빠, 형 or 남동생/동생..


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

오빠, 형, 남동생 are all the same thing. I was marked wrong...


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

the notes said that if you ever see the word brother, just to put down 형 since it is impossible to know who is female or male and ages.....but i know not everyone looks at those sooo


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

Is it more common to use 해체 among family members?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dreesha.ma

There is literally zero context for this. But 오빠, 형, 남동생 are now accepted. But this is a poor question and should be changed to something that has clearer context.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moira142592

does 오빠 or 형 imply the informal mode? if note, can @duolingo explain why 와요 or 오세요 are wrong?

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