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"우리는 생일이 똑같아요!"

Translation:Our birthdays are the same!

October 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Staszek456

같다 - same or very similar; 똑같다 - exactly the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Al-Asmawi

yet "exactly the same" isn't an accepted answer here


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

I would argue 같다 is "similar" (not same) and 똑같다 is "same".

"Exactly the same" would require a similar modifier like 완전히 or 굉장히 or something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

I agree.

같다 = alike, similar (but not the same one.) ~ doubles

똑같다 = be exactly alike, identical (but not the same one.) ~ clones

바로 같은 or 정확히 똑같은 = the very same (one and the same)


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

It's more like "we have the same birthday" rather than "our birthday is the same".


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

think of it as "as for us, the birthdays are the same." korean language constructs don't map one-to-one to English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

"We share the same birthday" is another way to put it.


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

Would this imply the year as well, or just the day? Or would that be based more on context/clarification in the situation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

Like in English, 생일 ( =birthday ) is only about day & month.

It is not the same as 생년월일 ( = Date of birth ) which includes the year of birth.

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