"대륙"

Translation:Continent

December 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarAdal3

大: big

陸: continent

So they use two characters when they could've just used one. facepalm


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

陸 means a body of land, shore, as in landfall or touchdown (of an aircraft). In the old days they didn't know if it was an island, peninsula, or whatever till some renowned expedition carefully mapped it. The Romans proved Britain was an island when they sailed around Scotland, say. People still argue about whether Australia should be counted as a continent or not . . .

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