"남자가 집까지 수영합니다."
Translation:The man swims to the house.
In this instance, instead of the 에 location marking particle, they are using 까지 or the 'to' particle. As opposed to 부터, which is the 'from' particle. If you were to use 에 instead of 까지, it would have the meaning of something like "The man swims at the house", 까지 indicates that he is swimming to the house.
From what I can gather from the tips, it sounds like 에서 would be "going from" a place, 에 would be that the house is his destination (which sounds odd when swimming. Who swims to their house?)
까지 would imply that the house is just an arbitrary stopping point, beyond which he won't keep swimming.
That's just what I presume from the tips.
I think it'd be the same. From what I've read here "kkaji" is more like until and "ro" is to. Swimming until the house might sounds weird in English, but in many asian languages it sounds normal like (from those I know) "ie 'made' oyogu"(until) in Japanese, and "wâaynáam 'thɯ̌nɡ' bâan"(until) in Thai.
The reason you can't hear the "b" sound here is that...
1) The bottom character (batchim) is often a bit cut in the throat. 2) The bigger cause here, imo, is simply that the text to speech stuff the site uses is pretty bad.
And, it shouldn't be pronounced like an "m", here.
It would be 집으로 since 집 ends in a consonant.
And the meaning would change. 까지 means "until", so with a location it marks that place as the destination (the place where the action stops once they get there).
로/으로, in the context of a location, means "towards", "in the direction of". So, 집으로 would mean "towards the house".
It depends on how you want to mean "to".
까지 means "until" and in ways can mean "to". It's commonly also used with time. Literally, it tells you when the verb action stops. With a place/thing, it essentially makes it the destination.
Ex: 바다까지 달려요. means "I run to the ocean." or "until I reach the ocean."
로/으로 has many meanings depending on context. But with a location, it would tell you the direction.
Ex: 바다로 달려요. means "I run towards the ocean." but could also be "to the ocean".