"태풍"

Translation:Typhoon

November 19, 2017

9 Comments


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

omg! After all these time, I thought it was 太風 lol Thank you for this! ;p

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanFogart4

The English word actually derives from 大風 (as does 颱風/台風, well according to my dictionary, though Wikipedia's currently quibbling about this) and is not quite the same. The weakest 台風 (excuse my Japanese, "named storms/tropical cyclones") are called tropical storms in English, and only the stronger ones are called typhoons. I suppose it's the same for 태풍(颱風).


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

In the Philippines we have four official categories: tropical depression, tropical storm, typhoon, and supertyphoon.


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

ah, love the abundance of Chinese homonyms...


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

let's just stick with 台風, cause why would you need two 風


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

Reminds me of a Mythical Razorblade Typhoon

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

i love terraria, heres a lingot for being awesome

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