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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

0097 - 答[답] - 대답, 회답 - answer, reply; return; assent to

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  "Bamboo" 竹 suggests the meaning, while 合[합 → 답] suggests the sound.  The character 合 means "to come together/to unite".  It is the picture of three ministers having one mouth 口.
  • Once, there was a debate in the kingdom as to whether to raise taxes or not.  So the king summoned the three ministers to resolve the issue.  The ministers' decision were as one 合, and they wrote their reply on a bamboo scroll 竹 and handed it to the king.
  • The ministers say together 合, "The answer is written in the bamboo scrolls 竹."

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

답하다 [하다] - (1) answer; reply; respond (to); make answer; give a reply, (2) answer; solve; do
정답 [] - correct answer, right answer
명답 [] - a right [correct, excellent] answer; a clever [shrewd] answer
답전 [] - a reply telegram; an answer to a telegram
상답 [] - an answer to one's superior
상답하다 [하다] - give an answer to one's superior
하답 [] - an answer to one's inferior
하답하다 [하다] - give an answer to one's inferior

 

Example Sentences [예문] :

약 을 알아맞히면, 상으로 멋진 를 받게 된답니다!
If you give the correct answer, you will get a snazzy car as a prize!

신입은 회님의 질문에 확하게 했다.
The new hire gave a precise answer to the chairman's question.

 

Related Sources and References [관련 출처 및 참고] :

http://mariespastiche.blogspot.com/2013/08/ancient-china-making-bamboo-scroll.html

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