I purchased the reword app and have found some odd translations. Particularly, 연화, which is being translated as "soft currency." Google translate translates it as softening, a google image search result shows some anime, and Wiktionary has no results.

Is this legit? Is it a trendy current word or like an out of date translation?

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    Where did you find 연화? 연화 can also mean a lotus flower or lotus flowers.
    – Klmo
    Jul 29, 2020 at 6:51
  • These are various meanings of this word with a quick google search: ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EC%97%B0%ED%99%94. What context are you talking about?
    – user17915
    Aug 1, 2020 at 17:30

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They are both legit, but 연화 "soft currency" is quite a rare term (unless you are an economist, I guess) - if you say 연화 without context, people will most likely assume "softening" or a personal name.

Even 연화 softening sounds like a technical term describing some kind of industrial process. For everyday usage, people will use verbs like 무르다/물러지다/부드러워지다/etc. If you are a beginner, you don't really need to learn 연화 right now.

연화 (軟貨, soft currency): Naver dictionary, see also Wikipedia (English)

연화 (軟化, softening): Naver dictionary

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