"예, 남자는 사람입니다."

Translation:Yes, men are people.

September 9, 2017

95 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ppittakhage

Lol, men are people? I guess we're talking with aliens now...

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nakiaharkl

No, just angry women. Lol. Sometimes we think men are aliens from Mars.

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/shaokai

Damn why so many down votes.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ArianaCraw1

Cause he could not take the joke

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MountedDragoon

But aliens from Mars would be people if they had civilization.

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wynaut11

maybe their people wouldn't be comprised of men and women. Some species are comprised of millions of different sexes

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_Giovanna_Fiore_

Lol this sounds like it's hard to believe man are actual people

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Matias14714

ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jorno1

How do i know it's "men" and not "man"?

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/joopeela

If the word is only 남자 is man, in case 남자들 is Men. The word 들 means plural, can be used with any word

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nakkekakke

Actually, in Korean, words in singular form can mean either singular or plural, depending on the context. 들 just makes it clearer.

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dpatkat

Context.

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dpatkat

Context helps but without other sentences in a paragraphvor conversation, I often wind uo guessing...are they talking about man as a general category or explaining that the word "man" is a human being.

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/iFng7

But there is not 들 here, in this exercise.

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fatima578962

It seems a fact as men are people

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/fatima578962

So that we make them plural

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GinnyBudel

Same

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PurpleGrac

남자 for man 남자들 for men

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rawan567412

Same question

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MqvFv0Nv

I too have the same doubt !! 남자들 is men but here it says just 남자

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesGarci346109

If it has 는 at the end

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nakiaharkl

If it is more that one it will say 들, if not it means all men in general.

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceratius

This is untrue. It depends on context.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Carol355040

Isn't 들 what makes a word plural? And isn't 는 used to indicate the subject? Then why is it 남자는 in the plural? Shouldn't the plural be 남자들는 ?

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/yummyyendi

는 is a subject article used to differentiate things from something that was stated. Truth be told though is that there are many other subject particles besides this.

For example in an introduction someone says"I am a boy" the next person would say "I (는) am a girl" .

If however someone randomly uses it in a sentence like in this question, it means you are NOT something. It's just another way of using a negative

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ViQ63

Ms. Carol is that YOU?

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ASHhSahsha

debatable

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kureha

Your comment is underrated.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/clouddrone

Sexism is funny when its against men. I get it.

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ready2esc

Yeah if it was the other way around it would 've been reported ages ago :)

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lour11

Qué difícil. Pasar de Coreano a español y luego a inglés... Tengo un nudo en mi cerebro

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim518921

AJAJAJAJAJAJA YO ANDUBE 2 MESES SIN APRENDER PALABRAS :V SOLO SABIA LEER :V

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SweetMochiJK

Antes de duolingo solo sabía leer, ni siquiera se porque aprendí si igual no entendía nada JAJAJAJA

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sergey45929

Russian the same)))

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ana617858

are you sure, duolingo??

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MyGipsyHea

?

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nogsaegagase

I think 남자 or 사람 is not plural and 는 or 은 is not make plural.들 makes them plural

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IxCc9

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March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

Forgive my ignorance--is that how you indicate laughing?

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceratius

Yes, indeed

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nilayyuce

남자들은 사람입니다 means men are people, this one means a man is a person

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ipodmasta_

Check mate, extreme feminists

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alifiapramanda

why is it not 남자들는? i thought it wasnt plural

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fritzie549032

What exactly does "는" mean? I typed in "Yes, the men are people." and the app accepted it. Is there a distinction between definite and indefinite articles in Korean?

August 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alicelabra05

하하하..

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meowe3

톺켘

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/angie_marius

Isnt it 남자들 plural or is it based on context?

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HaSuKau

no issues this sentence is just hilarious

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/selma1out

This is so funny (or,ridiculous?) That everyone is talking about men and about aliens but nobody is complaining! However, if a kpop stan starts fangirling/fanboying about a kpop band, than everyone will remember that the comment section is for learning and all of you will start giving rules ! You know what? lol so ridiculous.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fatima578962

Guys i guess its about fact thats it So when it is fact we can say Birds are animals And here men are people So the same in korean

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/destinee825445

why is it 남자는 and not 남자들

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kameile

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Koreans use singular form when stating something/talking about habits. For example, you'd say "I like apples" in English, but in Korean they just say "I like an apple" (사과를 좋아해요)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woongsin

Omfg...thats why my dad says something like "I like apple" in his broken english.

Koreans literally have been directly translating from singular form. You juat blew my mind.

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceratius

To add on that, ~들 is used when you really want to STRESS that there's multiple things. If it's general, you use the singular.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/y7XS3

The word is not complete, so how i correct the hangul pls fix it

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TimeeW

.....Taelien?

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BangtansKo

Wow , men's are people? I never knew this before?! sarcasm

October 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BangtansKo

Guys , a Korean Yt said that ,in Korea, they actually don't spell the plural when there are written the letters for it

October 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HilanCurtn

very useful information

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nanwoo.

MEN ARE PEOPLE!

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jeonhaeso
December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniSantucci

I know it's hard to believe, but it's true.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vis1on

Where's 들 now ㅋㅋㅋ

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CaseyYoung19

This sentence made me actually laugh out loud oh my god

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CGTokki

How do I know when to write 사람입니다 (e.g.) as one word? I would put a space in between like 사람 입니다...

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/baznur

What da fuq

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnonymousF17

Amd so are gays ( ͡°Ĺ̯ ͡° )

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/YanaEvgeni

I think the 는 makes it general. It would be strange to say ""this man is a person" so 는 makes it general...I think...

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NYKKSN

It also says it can be man is a person.then why mark this answer wrong.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DaliaSanchez96

ye, namjaneun saramibnida

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sara491349

Could I use 네 instead of 예?

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jowzzie

I think it should be 남자들 to refer to the plural

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel_J_Ward

How do we know to use the topic marker 는 instead of the subject marker 가 in this sentence? We are talking about men so I can see the argument for why to use the topic marker...but on the other hand, the men are the things in the sentence who are doing the action (being people), so I could also see an argument why to use the subject marker. Any native or fluent speakers who can clarify this?

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceratius

So the 은/는 topic marker is for marking general topics like in this sentence, as you rightly explained already. 이/가 on the other hand sets a special focus on the person who is marked with it. It's usually used when you want to focus on who does an action more than what they do, or to clarify that they are the ones making an action when there are multiple words in a sentence that could be the subject. That's at least how it was explained to me by native speakers, of course there are some sentences where stuff is different, but thats the general sentiment I got.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperDragonYoshi

"예, 남자는 사람입니다." I typed: Yes, a man is a person my answer was correct but it said another solution is " yes, men are people I thought men was "남자들" help

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Curt143363

남자들은 is "men". This says 남자는 which is "a man"... right?

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Steph-Q

It's hard to decide if man's are hoomans....

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/spudgy1

He said as he was petting his aspiring feminist daughter.

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IxCc9

나예뻐

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kureha

ok.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HetaliaTra4

ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dior127265

ㅋㅋ

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Toni257701

ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnimeGirlE1

ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hyunaisred

Can we confirm this?

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IxCc9

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JaneeceRic

Why wouldn't men be people oh wait because they act like wolves. Those skirt chasers.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SUGAYDA

남자 is not MEN. It is man. Men is 남자들.

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KarlaBangtan

But you can know it is in plural because of the context. Try scrolling through other comments here, I saw some people that explained it well.

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsea625677

Men's rights activists at it again. . .

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeatrizAlv43186

I knew it men are not people

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NegoLinguista

When feminists are coming to learn korean

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/yummyyendi

*The World Turned Upside Dowwwnnnn! *

Anyone got that Hamilton reference???

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ManaiBae

Yas just....yas

January 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HunterHerr11

Whew

February 10, 2018
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