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"귀여운 강아지"

Translation:Cute puppy

October 29, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moriii12

Omg cute dog is the same as cute puppy...


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

Nop 개 is dog hahah 강아지 baby dog=puppy 송아지=baby cow 망아지=baby horse


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

Dog is 개 and -ㅇ아지 is for baby animals, so why is puppy 강아지 and not 갱아지?


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

Because of different developments in the sounds after combination:

  • ← [가이] ← 가히
  • 강아지 ← [가ᅌᅡ지] ← 가히+ᅌᅡ지

Word-internal sounds from Middle Korean often got steamrolled in the process of sound change. Take 고슴도치 (hedgehog) for example. And for a more extreme example, there is the very familiar 괜찮다 which compressed a long expression into its two-syllable stem: 空然하지아니하-.


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

Tae in that interview with puppies


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

As i learned a year ago... 강아지=Puppy 개=Dog 고양이=Cat Idk whats kitten


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

Yes yes true true

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