What does 좁은 우리에 갇힌 코끼리가 병들어버리듯 mean? Hi, I wanna know if the "병들어버리듯" in this sentence "좁은 우리에 갇힌 코끼리가 병들어버리듯" means "as if got sick" or "as if got into a bottle". Thanks!
Oct 9, 2019 1:45 AM
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좁은 우리에 갇힌 코끼리가 병들어버리듯 = Like an elephant confined in a small cage gets sick. 병들다 (to get sick; to fall ill) is a common word. "to get into a bottle" would be 병에 들어가다, but it is not nearly as common as 병들다.
October 9, 2019
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