exists now, tips and notes for web, but not yet mobile. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/basics-1/tips-and-notes
What you're describing is the biggest reason that I moved way ahead, then came back to these earlier exercises. I'm using an Android phone. There are no tips, so I started reading these discussions searching for explanations. Someone told me it's free, so no complaining..... Agree? Disagree?
Sorry to tell you this but, you can't actually learn from Duolingo alone. I studied the Korean language at a different site where everything is explained. Duolingo teaches more on vocabulary, and not explanations for every rule. You can use howtostudykorean.com if you explanations for every grammatical rules in Korean language. Hope this helps.
안녕하세요 한국사람이에요ㅎㅎI study English by myself. 반가워요 When you study language, input is very important. Read some Korean books and watch Korean movie can help improve your reading and listening skills. As you know, the best way to study korean is make a Korean friend! They can checks grammar and teaches some gorgeous Korean slang. Also I recommend this website. naver Koren-English dic http://m.endic.naver.com They also have translator. It is better than google translator I suppose.
Hi! So if I want to say "a person is not a cat", wich one would be fine?
고양이가 사람은 아닙니다
사람은 거양이가 아닙니다.
yes. noun + 이다=am, are, is, was, were, been, etc.
ㅡthis ㅡis ㅡa ㅡcat
(*articles do not exist in Korean. so omit an article 'a')
이것은 고양이다 ('이것은 고양이다' is more natural than '이것은 고양이이다'. because 고양이's '이' and 이다's '이' are overlapped with each other.)
this video will help you refresh memory 은/는, 이/가. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hKEnxVwkCYA
For everyone who say that Duolingo Korean lesson are not very good it is not the one way to learn language. You can watches movie and work on read book.. you can go to library to get korean material, this help more to notice words and readieng Korean. I speak fluently but throughout learneing I did not use just the duolingo. You guys got to realise that you must use all differences resources. It is key to learneing new language. (Sorry if english is not too accomplished, it is my 3rd language sorry! :*(((
Hi! It was the same word? 이 should be after words ending in a consonant, and 가 should be after words ending in a vowel. Here's some more info: https://domandhyo.com/2016/02/particles-in-korean.html So 이 should be correct after 사람, I believe. If you see it otherwise, I would report it. (Unless someone else here has a better/more educated answer, as I'm far from an expert!)
If you are confused with the particles, try Lingodeer. They have grammatical explanations there that can really help you learn how korean sentences are constructed (particles, conjugations, formal/informal)
I use lindogeer to learn the language itself and I use duolingo to expand my vocabulary more. But most words are the same for both apps.
It's really hard (if not impossible) for me to hear the "는" particle at the normal talking speed on this sentence... This makes me wonder: in a regular dialogue (talking with someone in real life), does "는" becomes mute or something alike? Or is just my hearing that needs more training?
Sorry my english is very bad so i want to learn korean but it isn't available on my language, so i need to know English to learn korean its very hard so at that moments when i miss articles(exmpl: i am a woman i miss "a") heart was taked for mistake about my english knowledge, not korean~
Hey guys, if you're confused, write this sentence and every others sentences which are composef the same way (No, [subject] is/are not [thing]) and observe. You'll quickly notice how it's composed! Write everything you're learning, you'll see it'll get easier and easier
The intent is to teach structure. You'll find sentences like these in many courses. (I would also not declare that I'm a penguin, but there you go.) It's a lot about pattern recognition. And I'm pretty certain that someone has said this to other people. My first thought upon reading this sentence was, "I beg to differ." :P
이 and 가 are used in the same place but 이 is used if the previous syllable ended in a consonant while 가 is used if the previous syllable ends in a vowel. so 사람 gets an 이 because of the ㅁ. Whereas, if cat had been the subject, it would have received the 가 because 고양이 ends in a vowel. It's just easier to roll off the tongue if you put a vowel next to a consonant.
Similarly 은/는 are the same particle but the first is used if the previous syllable ends in a consonant, and the latter is if the previous ends in a vowel.
I'm so glad to find out that clicking on to the picture of " ligtbulb" gave tips/notes to explain these lesson skills. I went through about 3 lesson skills without knowing about them. Thanks and hats off to the commentor, for passing on your "in-puts" and knowledge during these discussions.
Duo is not teaching you vocabulary and grammar. you're learning by yourself with trials and errors. you got it wrong, then try again next time. you still got it wrong, don't despair, you'll slowly remember after a few tries. that's their method. well you like or you don't. but don't expect to get everything correct right from the start, unless you already have some basic skill, and don't expect to be fluent by the end, that's deceptive. even with all its flaws, Duo is still a great tool to learn a new language, I have no doubt about it.