"입국 카드에 이름을 써주세요."
Translation:Write your name on your landing card.
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I have no idea what a landing or entry card is and I've flown internationally.
Usually when you need visa you're given a landing card but I may be wrong. I am Russian and I need visa for the UK but not for South Korea. So when I go to the UK they give me a landing card and when I go to South Korea they don't, unless I am recalling incorrectly.
I almost went to Russia and Ukraine for 3 months. But then I found out about 3 days before the flight that my US passport wasn't enough for a visit to Russia. I needed a visitor's? visa and an "invitation" from the consulate. I had to cancel on my friends. I still have no idea what all those police state documents are for and what they mean. I'll just stick to hoping to visit the EU and South Korea. I could see Ukraine one day, they're lax like the EU. But I really wanted to see Russia once at that time.
I keep having this issue, but Duolingo won't accept synonyms for the words that make sense which makes it seem like I'm getting the answers wrong when I'm not - this should be remedied to make this a better program.
They might not have submitted a report when they made this comment. It's unlikely to be added unless it's reported :)
I think arrival, entry or landing card should all be accepted. Am I correct in thinking 'entry' is the most literal translation?
Yes it probably is the literal translation, off the top of my head: 입 means something along the line of "entering" & 국 means smth like "country." And, I just looked up the Hanja for this word and it's 入國 which means "entry" and "country", so yes you're right ^_^
성함 is too formal and is usually used for the elderly. 이름 would be ideal in this case
Flagged alreadt, but FYI,
1) the correct Korean sentence with spacing: 입국 카드에 이름을 써 주세요.
2) the English translation should include "Please" as -아/어/여 주십시오/주세요 is in the sentence.
3) about the terms, landing, arrival or entry card, some words are older than the other. That's all. Theae days they say the documents read arrival or entry.
You sure about that spacing? AFAIK both options are OK in South Korean orthography.
From what I understood, write has two possibilities in Korean: 쓰다 means "to write creatively", while 적다 means "to write something down". Why do we use 쓰다 in this sentence?
As far as I know 쓰다 is "to write" in general whereas 적다 is, as you said, to write down (like an author or a student).