What is the difference between crowded and overcrowded? My answer was, "The street is crowded."
복잡해요 is crowded
혼잡해요 is overcrowded
They're assuming overcrowded is stronger than crowded. I find the opposite is more-often true in English. In any case, 복잡(複雜) is where you're mired and not free to move, 혼잡(混雜) is where you're getting squeezed.
거리가 복잡해요 = The road is congested/blocked
거리가 혼잡해요 = The road is very busy/jam packed
Why is the only English suggestion for 거리가 "the distance" when the solution was "the road". Nov. 8, 2017
The streets are congested.
듀오링고 오류가 진짜 많네요?
이게 왜 틀림?
I thought 혼자 means alone?
혼자 = on (혼, declension of 하나의 ) one's; (자/자기) own = alone
혼잡 = sino korean word (transliteration of Chinese word) where 혼, "state of confusion, tumult"; 잡, "melee; miscellany". 혼잡 = congestion.
The prefixes 혼 in those 2 words are just homophones.
Very helpful, thank you. As best as I could tell, you mean "contraction" where you said "declension".