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translation needed

i got a rice cooker from a friend for Christmas.. and I tried using it yesterday to no avail.
The instruction booklet is in Korean? And so are the buttons. Anyone here knows Korean and can translate the buttons on the pic below?

Thanks!!

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tebing
Dec. 28th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
The big button in the middle says "menu". The light at the bottom says "power" (I think). As for the four lights on the top, the leftmost one says "warm", the next one says "soybean paste" (!), I can't figure out the third one, and the last one says "yogurt".

I'm not entirely sure why a rice cooker would have "soybean paste" and "yogurt" settings, but there you go.
ripresa
Dec. 29th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
It was given to me as a ruce cooker but the instruction manual says soybean cooker..
hrm.. Maybe the one ypu cant translate is the rice setting..
youguet??!

How much korean do u know...
im on my iphone forgive typos
tebing
Dec. 29th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Not very much, just the alphabet and a few words. I can look up single words in a dictionary, but I don't know enough to be able to translate entire sentences (unless they're really simple ones).

Oh, I figured out the third one (I mistyped it the first time I searched for it). It's sikhye, which is a sweet Korean beverage made out of fermented rice and malt. And that last light on the top definitely does say "yogurt" :)

My guess is in addition to being a rice cooker, it's also something you can use to ferment stuff in. Maybe the first light that says "warm" is the basic rice-cooking function...?
ikarpov
Dec. 29th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Could it be that these words describe the consistency/texture of the rice this thing makes? Mmmm.... Yogurt-rice.
dnivie
Dec. 31st, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
yoghurt
Makes sense, making yoghurt works better (well, atleast faster) if you heat the stuff to like body-temperature. Choosing that setting is likely to make the machine go luke-warm for like 12 hours (or until you turn it off) which will work fine for yoghurt, but which won't do much for rice.

My guess is that the soy-paste is similar, something that is intended to ferment at some particular temperature.

No idea what you'd press to get rice-cooking-temperature though.
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