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"He puts on his watch without his hands."

Translation:그는 손 없이 손목시계를 차요.

October 10, 2017



Why does the 손 없이 bind to the 손목시계? It's not the watch that doesn't use its hands, it's him.


"heSubject watchObject hands-without removes"

The ~는 and ~를 particles take care of what is acting on what, so the No Hands bit can go either side of the watch.


I suppose that could still be "he removes the watch without its hands," but a) I'm not sure 손 means the 'hands' of a watch like in English, and b) that's an even weirder thing to say, so...


'손 없이' would be a direct translation of 'with no hands', so '손이 필요 없이' would be more accurate, since it means 'without the need of hands'

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