https://www.duolingo.com/KookiesAndCream7

"Yes" in Korean

So I am using different kinds of learning tools to get fluent in Korean, and this is one of them.On other apps I am using 'Ne' is the way to say yes, but here it says 'Ye' is the way to say yes. I just wanted to confirm which way is the correct way, so that I could get this right.

Thank you! :)

December 18, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

A very interesting aspect of the language and the culture are the levels of politeness. As ghostlywolf has pointed out, both are correct, meaning an affirmative response to the question that has been asked. Gray Roze rightly points out that 네 is far more common. Usage depends on the situation and who is being addressed. 예 is more formal, more respectful, more honorific

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kathi590282

네 is the most common form for yes in korean. but you can also use 예 it sounds a bit more formal. and another form for yes is 응 this is mostly used in text messages and in spoken korean but it not used in formal conversations.

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Soccersick1

I know 3 ways of saying "yes" in Korean:

네 [ne] (Common)

예 [ye] (Polite)

응 [eung] (Uncommon)

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gray_Roze

Also 어. 어 and 응 are informal.

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/A_pufferpish

예 or "ye", so yes duo is correct and is better and does not cost anything quit the other program lol xD

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gray_Roze

??? 네 is correct, it's actually (in my experience) more common than 예 as well. Also, it's good to use other programs than Duolingo in order to learn as much as possible.

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KookiesAndCream7

xD Thank you for your help :) I also watch K-dramas and sometimes they say 'Ye' and 'Ne' Or sometimes I just can't hear the difference :')

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/McPwny

you could say 네, 예, 응, or sometimes 그래요. ive heard it said 네 is the "right" way, and i see it used more than the others.

December 18, 2018
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