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translation practice #8 (10 Oct 2007)

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translation practice #8 (10 Oct 2007)

Postby hyunwoo » October 10th, 2007 3:38 am

Might be an easy one, but this word 꿀 might not be too easy to translate. :D

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Postby austinfd » October 10th, 2007 1:37 pm

I've always thought "꿀" means "honey"

But honey grapes doesn't really make sense.

Perhaps the equivalent sign in English would read "JUICY GRAPES"

The grapes here are really very different than the grapes in the US.

한군포도들이 미국포도부타 더 juicy이에요 :wink:

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Postby hyunwoo » October 10th, 2007 6:42 pm

Here's a hint :D

꿀 사과,

꿀 바나나,

꿀 포도,

꿀 배


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Postby steved » October 11th, 2007 12:31 am

The grapes in Korea are different than the table grapes here in the states. There aren't the variety (although that may not be the case now). I believe that the typical grapes found in Korea are Concord grapes with tough skin and lots of seeds. These are typically wine grapes but they taste good too, only the skin/seeds make eating them more difficult.
As for the "꿀" question, it is honey but it also could just mean sweet. Here is one for you along the same lines: "꿀떡" :) .

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Postby hyunwoo » October 11th, 2007 10:02 am

Thank you Steve for the add, :-) 꿀떡 is a perfect example of 꿀 being used to mean just 'sweet as honey' rather than the real honey :D

꿀떡 is also a sound that you make when you swallow something very quickly :D

ex1) 포도를 꿀떡~ 하고 삼켰다.
ex2) 침을 꿀떡~ 하고 삼켰다.

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Postby lishuys » August 6th, 2008 2:41 am

what if you just wanted to say: 'sweet as . . . ?' meaning 'no problem.' . . . or just 'sweet!' for 'cool' . . . . is there a korean equivalent??? . . . can you use the korean word honey or is there an actual korean word for 'sweet?'

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Postby hyunwoo » August 6th, 2008 2:48 am

lishuys, :)

Not really... a word in Korean that means something similar to 'sweet' and means 'no problem' at the same time... ? hmm.. ^^ I don't think there is one. Or at least I can't think of any at the moment!

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Postby SiEd » August 6th, 2008 9:47 am

Can 꿀 mean 'refined', like a refined person or refined personality?
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