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Korean vs. Thai

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Korean vs. Thai!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242


We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Korean -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/z_f7kpXW0tQ
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/3EL6poipCCk
  3. Written: 모든 인간은 태어날 때부터 자유로우며 그 존엄과 권리에 있어 동등하다. 인간은 천부적으로 이성과 양심을 부여받았으며 서로 형제애의 정신으로 행동하여야 한다.

Thai -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/L2ST-UU6Ns8
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/9aNcvKkLqzA
  3. Written: เราทุกคนเกิดมาอย่างอิสระ เราทุกคนมีความคิดและความเข้าใจเป็นของเราเอง เราทุกคนควรได้รับการปฏิบัติในทางเดียวกัน.
November 23, 2017



Thai. Particularly because I like how it is called Thai and not Thailandese or something.


I chose Thai. I've always loved how Thai is spoken, and it just sounds so soft and beautiful in song form. I've also loved how it is written, so small and delicate, but strong and powerful. This is why I chose Thai.

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    1. Spoken: I like the way how Korean sounds. It sounds like Japanese but melodic, with extremely extended vowel sounds.
    2. Sung: Korean is the winner on this
    3. Written: Thai looks so cool! It reminds me of a cartoon like "El Dorado" hieroglyphics

    So, for me the winner is Korean


    THAI. I love Thai!


    Oh boy... I'm going to have to go with Korean, in terms of how it is spoken and how it sounds when sung. ^ ^



    Korean: This sounds pretty stable to me, with the use of sounds and the lack of tones. As a result, it may sound a little less irritating that Thai to some people, but it doesn't really stand out. Thai: I've noticed the use of tones in here, and somebody noted the bounciness of it, which makes it a trademark. It sounds really fluid that way, whereas Korean was a bit flatter.

    Korean: Thai -- 0:1


    Korean: I think it may be because of the background music, but using Korean in a song makes it a lot more heartwrenching. The particular sounds are Thai: The sounds here make it a lot more melodic, especially with the background music.

    Korean: Thai -- 0:2


    Korean: What I find to be impressive about Korean is how they use their alphabet: every sound would be assigned to a letter, and then they form into characters. Thai: It's nice, but it doesn't have the creative formation Korean has.

    Korean: Thai -- 1:2

    So, Thai for me! Though Korean has it's own interesting quirks which make it special as well.

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