ODB 4

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ODB 4

Post by ICC steve » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:35 am

What is your difinition of "정". 情

We learned a lot about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. To be honest, I can't choose which theory is more influential, Sapir's or Whorf's.
Language influences largely our perception, thought, feelings, etc. or our perception influences largely our language ?
It's hard to answer, isn't it?
Anyway, why don't we difine the difficult concept of Korean "ì •'.

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Re: ODB 4

Post by ICC steve » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:28 am

What is ì • "Jeong"? It can be giving or receiving?
When receiving it, it's like walking in the clouds.
When giving it, it's like longing for something.
Showing intense devotion to it, sometimes crying bitterly for it.
In the meantime, it makes a rainbow in my mind. ....

This is part of an old popular Korean song "ì •".
As you see, it's hard to define its meaning.
So it can be a good idea to make an example to describe Jeong.
Jeong is like a fireplace. Not too high, not too low, the fireplace constantly gives us moderate warmth.
Burning itself means keeping us warm enough to share something with others.

There are tons of types of Jeong: longing for someone, love for one´s family members,
maternal affection for children, a heartbreaking sentiment at parting, a sentiment of pity, etc.

Talking about the Tesol program, It could be Jeong that we help each other finish this program successfully.

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