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"아니요, 여자아이는 남자가 아닙니다."

Translation:No, girls are not men.

September 8, 2017



How am I supossed to know if this is "man" or "men" if the world 돌 isn't at the end to indicate plural? I'm confused!


In Korean "들" isn't always used and you understand if it's plural or singular from the context


Also, if you choose to start with "Girls" (not "A girl" or "The girl"), or if the plural particle was given for "girls," then you would use "men" because "Girls are not [a/the] man" doesn't make any sense.


how would you know to start with the plural when the context isn't that clear?


Context/it's not necessarily as important as we (people who grew up with western/European languages) think it is. If you know whom the speaker is talking about, then you already know whether it's singular or plural. If the speaker is making a general statement (this sure sounds like one), then you can translate either with plurals ("Girls are not men") or with the indefinite article "a" ("A girl is not a man") because both have the same meaning to express a general statement. If you know it's not a general statement, but don't know whom or what the speaker is talking about, then you generally don't know whether to translate it singular or plural--but in that case, since you don't really know what they're talking about, singular or plural won't really help much.


여자아이는 means 'the girl'.. right?

So I don't get how people are saying "No, 'man' changed to 'men' because of the context", when 여자아이는 isn't plural?? Shouldn't there be a 들? And does 'the girl is not a man' make sense too??

I'm sooo confused. Please help


This can mean "the girl is not a man" or "girls are not men"


Except it told me I got it wrong with "The girl is not a man. "


Can you only infer which is being said through context?


If the sentence talks about something in general and not just directed to a one specific person only, then plural is okay to use too.


* ---correction to original post


I dont know about Korean, but I think it is the same as Japanese, plurality is only indicated if its not clear from context whether there is more than one. Otherwise, think of it as a word like 'sheep' or 'deer', which can be both


I don't know why this got down-voted, but I typed it as a correction to a misspelling:

See the very first post at the start of the thread.


In Korean it is rare to use 둘, they usually use the 남자 for the plural and singular, the same for 여자


I agree this is confusing!


들 is used for plural, it's used by Man and woman


Now both are correct: 19th may 2021


Why is there 가 behind 남자?


It is the "subject marker." A subject marker (가 after a vowel or 이 after a consonant) indicates who or what is performing the action in a sentence. Contrast this with the topic marker (는 after a vowel or 은 after a consonant), which indicates the object of the sentence or who/what you are talking about.


Im so pissed. Idk if they want plural form or not. And if they want an 'a' before the word. When I do that sometimes I am wrong then sometimes I'm not.


I know, it can be really frustrating. Next time you get something 'wrong' and you think your answer is right, report it.


Well i am learning korean cause of kpop


well that didnt last long


Can someone explain to me why the particle ~가 was added to 남자. Doesn't this sentence already have a subject as shown by the 는 particle earlier??


는 does not mark the subject, but the topic! When you say "I fed my cat today." I is the subject, but the topic is the cat. So there can be both 는 & 가 in one sentence, because sometimes subject and topic are not the same.


In 아니요, is the 요 just there for emphasis, like in Japanese? Or are there specific times in which you use 아니 vs. 아니요?


It isn't there for emphasis, but for politeness. If you leave it off it would be a more casual way of speaking


The 요 makes it more formal. For example, if you talk to someone a year older than you you say 아니요. But if you are talking to someone your age or younger then you say 아니.


What is the 아닙니다 used for? Do you only use it in formal speech? If not then when used in a causal setting do I have to say 아닙니다?


i believe it can be translated to "is not", while 입니다 might be "is". but i'm not sure tho


How do you know if it is or it isn’t?


This sentence of Hangul should be more clearly expressed in plural and singular form.

' 아니요, 소녀( girl )는 남자( man )가 아닙니다. '

' 아니요, 소녀들( girls )은 남자( men )가 아닙니다. '

But in Duolingo's English class, it's a little bit more differentiated. So what I want to say is that they should ask Korean more clearly.


What Is the 는 for?


It's hard to be able to hear the full pronunciation since there is no way to slow the speaking back part down


Can you make it a bit easier please


Does putting the 'a' in front of the imnida make it ARE NOT?


why it cant be women istead of girls


because 여자아이 means girls and 여자 means woman.


The 아이 makes them younger, so they would be girls


Why it's 여자아이는 and 남자가 indstead of 여자아이가 and 남자는 if the topic is "girls"?


You said it yourself, the topic is "girls", so "girls" gets the topic marker 는 --> 여자아니. The 가 goes on the thing that is being negated by 아니다, which in this case is 남자.

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    Hi! I'm confused by the 남자가 and 여자아이는, as I was under the impression that 가 is for subjects (performing the action, here Girls, who ARE not men, performing the verb TO BE) whereas 는 is for topics being talked about. Even then I could understand that the girls are being talked about here so we have a 는 rather than 가 (though it's confusing when to use which if both are applicable sometimes) but why does 남자 have 가 after it here? The men are not performing an action and are not a main subject, the girls are. How does this work? Why is it not 여자아이가 남자는 아닙니다 ?


    Pls this 는 in the end of the word , what does it mean !?


    Topic markers 은/는 are used for specific things. For example: 친구는 자동차는 있습니다 = The friend has THE car. This is talking about a specific car.

    Subject markers 가/이 are for general things. For example: 친구가 자동차가 있습니다 = A friend has A car. This isn't being specific, its just talking about, in general a friend has a car of some sort.

    Think of it like in school. You have subjects like maths or english but in those subjects you have specific topics you learn, like algebra or poems.


    How to pronounce this?? I can't guys. Please, somebody help me.


    "아니요, 여자아이는 남자가 아닙니다." = Ani-yo, yuh-ja-a-ee-neun namja-ga anim-nida


    namjadeul or namjaneun


    What a relief... I was starting to think this world didn't have any girls


    Im very confused when its asking me to repeat words but it's too fast


    Why can't I say 'girls are not boys' instead of 'girls are not men' ?


    Because "남자" means "man/men" and "남자아이" means "boy/boys". When "아이" ("child") is added to "남자" ("man") or "여자" ("woman"), it makes them children.


    No women are not men is my answer..why is it not considered at all?!


    Anyone have an tips on how to pronounce the word right?


    How do I differentiate between GIRL and GIRLS ??.


    You don’t (usually). It’s like an English learner asking how to finely convey 4 different levels of formality/politeness in English. The concept doesn’t translate. You’ll typically have to resort to context.


    The new voice makes 아닙니다 sound so funny


    नहिं, लड़कियाँ लडके नही होती!! क्या है ये वाक्य!!!!

    I am so amused!!


    I got this wrong. but i had click all the right options, because i still haven't learn't how to use the Korean keyboard i use the option where you click the word, anyways the correct solution had a word the select a word did not so i'm confused if i got this wrong or did Duolingo mess me up.


    From where "are & not" come I can't understand


    I don't have study yet so i not understand-_


    I'm confused too


    what the hell is "ga" and why is there no explanation for iy


    It can be "No, women are not men"? Because I put that and it was incorrect but idk


    How do I know if it's girls or women? Boys or men?


    The sentence make no sense.


    isnt it tha yeoja is woman, and sonyeo is girl?


    Please come back my microphone in 10 minutes


    It's kind of hard! I am really very confused how to pronounce this!


    when do you use 는 verses 은


    You use 는 when the last letter of the word is a vowel, and you use 은 when the last letter is a consonant. For Example: 남자는 and 책은. Its kind of like “a” and “an” in English. You use “a” when it’s a consonant, and “an” when it’s a vowel.

    Hope this helps you!


    Why using ga? Not neun?


    Only one mistake...


    I am not able to prounce this


    Its so confusing but im not give up


    Finally a non-woke assertion thank you


    It keeps saying I failed even though I didn't even speak yet...


    My answer is right but u not say me its correct


    I dont care about the mistakes but i cant understand that after no in the question its this , but i cant answer cuz in the answers bracket after no there is no coma i mean this , so my answer is wrong nd i think bcoz of this my session is gonna end


    I am so confused on a word named men


    Its so specific on Men and Boys


    Sorry, learn korea-indonesia is where? I just want learn korean language from indonesian language not korean language from english language. Because it's a bit difficult to understand, it's like learning 2 languages ​​at once:"((



    I am correct but the answer is come not correct


    When can we use 이 & 가


    I think that the words are jumbled


    I'm just confused here. Does "아니요, 여자아이는 남자가 아닙니다." really translate to "No, girls are not men."


    This translation is super wrong! I've been studying for about 7 months! And they confuse by a letter!


    I have written correct but u can it is not correct and saw the correct answer in screen which was written by me and you told it is wronv


    I have written correct but u say it is not correct and saw the correct answer in screen which was written by me and you told it is wrong


    What I can't do a comma


    How I should put ,


    How l should put supossed


    No, girls are not men

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