"황사는 어디에서 옵니까?"

Translation:Where is the yellow dust coming from?

October 2, 2017

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

Apparently 황사 refers to the phenomenon where wind blows dust from China comes to the Korean peninsula. I had known about the phenomenon, but didn't know the term for it.

I don't know if this can be used for any yellowish dust, but Naver dictionary has "yellowish sand" as another translation, so perhaps you could, though I'm guessing it could cause confusion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JesusOnCross4U

Although I suppose it's possible to use in other ways, "황사" usually conjures among Koreans the image and malaise of that yellowish miasma descending in from China. I left my window open once in Korea with the screen shut and it left a lattice layer of yellow filth on my floor the next morning.


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

황사=黄沙 (huang sha)=yellow sand


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    I typed " where is yellow dust coming from " and it was correct. I believe it's missing an article like "the" in the sentence .


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

    no its possiblento say it like that, speaking of it in a general sense


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

    In English, if we were speaking of it in a general sense, we would say "Where does yellow dust come from?" In a specific sense, we would say "Where is the yellow dust coming from?"


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

    'Where does the yellow dust come from?' Is a more accurate translation said my wife a native Korean speaker.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JesusOnCross4U

    It's an identically accurate translation.


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

    From China, of course!


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

    Alli j you are right


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

    At least that would sound more natural


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

    Whence comes the yellow dust?


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

    And why did it mysteriously decrease while most of the coal plants in Korea were shut down?


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

    You are thinking of the pollution levels. Absolutely Korea contributes a big amount of their own pollution levels. But the yellow dust is a natural phenomenon that comes from the Gobi desert in China every spring (and and can catch pollution from both countries on the way).


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

    Not ...dust storm?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ronald30012

    황사는 중국에서 옵니다. Yellow dust comes from China.

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