"A man is a person."
Is it me or does Duolingo barely offer the appropiate help needed to understand Korean? What characters portray "is a"? "Person" comes before "is a", I suppose, yet why? Are there any rules? I need to find someone who speaks direct Korean to help me. We are learning about whole sentences when we werent even taught what "Hello" is.
So basically, In English : Subject-> Verb-> Object In Korean Subject-> Object-> Verb Sub 은/는 + Obj 을를 + Verb 입니다/습니다
You learn all of that through practice. Unfortunately korean is a grammar heavy language and i think explanation is needed. It will come maybe in a new update.
I just had this question directly after "the apple is a food" and the comments under said that 기 is an object marker and 는 is a aubject marker. But in English those two sentences both just have subjects and no objects.
Now I'm thinking that subjects and objects are different in Korean and English
이/가 are subject markers. 은/는 are topic markers.
I don't think the object markers 을/를 have been used in any sentences up til this lesson.
But I agree, the idea of subject vs topic isn't clear in English...we don't have words that function like 이/가 or 은/는.
As far as I know, the topic is the general thing being discussed, while the subject is part of the grammatical structure of the sentence (as in subject and predicate). It gets confusing because topic and subject can have the same meaning in certain contexts but the "subject" here is the grammar definition.
this site explains the difference well imo
this site explains it well imo