"남자가 영어를 잘합니다."
Translation:The man speaks English well.
If I'm correct, 잘 is the noun form for "well" and the 하다 form is the verb meaning "do well", so it translates more closely to "the man does English well" the speaking part is just implied for simplicity's sake. Better get used to that in Korean.
I agree. I was a little confused translating this at first when I saw the word "speak". I would translate this as "The man's English is good."
Also is there a difference between "is good at speaking english" and "speaks english well"? I feel like it could be translated either way.
There is a difference, but that is more English grammar than anything. You can study passive and actice voice to give a little help with that question.
I used "a man" rather than "the man" and it counted as wrong.
Is this a bug? Or am i actually wrong, and if so how do you tell when it translates to "a noun" or "the noun"? I thought it was mostly context and this sentence provides none.
Upon further research, I believe you have that backwards in that it's ~은는 that more often gets translated to "the" since it's used for emphasis. However since Korean doesn't have a/the equivalents, without context either can be used.
I think "The man speaks good English" is not correct. If I'm not mistaken, 잘 is an adverb and not an adjective, so the man "speaks (English) well" and don't "speak a good English"
I translated it into, "The man speaks well Korean", but it corrected me saying "The man speaks well IN Korean, but there wasn't the word "ro", rather than "rul"
That was a different sentence. This one is "The man speaks English well."
영어. but I have seen 영국 영어 to mean the British English, in opposition to 미국 영어 for the American English.
What does the 를 mean? I know that (don't have a korean keyboard) han-guk-mal means "the Korean language" is this the ending for "the English language?
That is the direct object marker: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/regular-verbs/tips-and-notes If the link doesn't get you all the way there, then click on "regular-verbs" skill and then click on the lightbulb to get to the tips and notes.