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Translation:First birthday

October 24, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jonas51053

The hint says first birthday and this is a unit about days/calendar and yet it says the translation is rock?

I think something is amiss here

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CF00l

돌(乭) is rock for sure. Not sure if this helps, but the 돌 in this case, is from 돌다 (to spin around). Because time and seasons are circular, after a year you come back around to that day. Back in the days, it used to be written as 돐, which is how they still spell it up north.

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Birte198348

Some words can mean multible things. They usually have a diffrent character in hanja.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

Sadly it seems one has to deal with hanja if one wants to become an advanced level in the Korean language.

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MiKomprenasVin

People really don't use hanja, so you can get really far by just differentiating them based on context. Unless you want to go into an academic study of Korean, you really shouldn't need to learn it.

However, if you're also considering learning Japanese or Chinese, it may be worthwhile since there's a lot of overlap.

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AbunPang

돌 can mean either "first birthday" or "rock, stone", it's just two words of different origin that happen to look the same in modern language (like English "sea" and "see" happen to have the same sound). It was probably the "first birthday" meaning that caused it to be included in this lesson and then somebody rightly complained that the translation "rock" is also correct. I don't know why you got corrected though; "first birthday" was accepted for me.

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JennyAntho2

Honestly im reallt confused

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

For words as this, you just need to memorize rather than trying to figure out why. lol

돌 = stone or 1st birthday

for 1st birthday, people usually say 돌잔치(돌+잔치, 1st birthday + celebration/party) rather than 돌

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/the_crait

Right. What the heck.

January 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MinniMoose

Dont over think it. This app gives additional meanings and synonyms under each word. The meaning changes with context. That's all

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gshsiyang

이 돌이 그 돌이 아니잖아!!!

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaak869302

Some words can mean multiple things and you can figure out what it means by context.

December 28, 2018
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