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Translation:Night

November 12, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OKAMOTO_Yusuke

I think 밤 may mean both night and evening, thus "evening" would be accepted. Reported on Nov. 12, 2017.

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IchbinderFremde

Yes, I cannot but agree with that, since both words can be used interchangeably usually. However, I guess there is a difference, it's ambiguous though and Duolingo always wants us to be precise when it comes to interpreting certain words.

According to a dictionary,

밤 : 해가 져서 어두워진 때부터 다음 날 해가 떠서 밝아지기 전까지의 동안.

and for evening, there is another word you can use, 저녁.

저녁 : 해가 질 무렵부터 밤이 되기까지의 사이.

In your answer, evening should be accepted but the slightly different usage should be considered.

So anyway here's my thought.

When it is getting dark around - 저녁

It's already dark outside and pitch black - 밤

Hope it helps.

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OKAMOTO_Yusuke

Vielen Dank für deine nette Antwort und Erklärung.

I agree with your comment, there is a difference between 밤 and 저녁, as you pointed out. It is my understanding that the usage of 밤 and 저녁 is a bit different from night and evening in English.

Your explanation helped me a lot. Thank you again and good learning.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheJayEye

It should be explained that 밤 is night, and not something you eat. (The brown fruit thing that has needles outside)

March 14, 2018
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