https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

What's the difference between 저 and 제가?

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1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Druckles
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Here. Just found this out myself:

저 (meaning "I") becomes 제 before the subject particle 가.

From the as-of-yet WIP notes: https://pastebin.com/uafCbi6Y

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Demonym281
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Not sure why all the downvotes for comments herein. People's advice is vague because particles in Korean are unbelievably hard to get right, let alone explain.

I don't fully understand the issue myself Ciro, but from experience it seems like 저는 or 제가 would both make "I" the main, active agent in a sentence. The difference of 은/는 and 이/가 is the most difficult aspect here, but I believe 는 does extra work to either single out the noun as some very important detail, or introduce it for the first time in a conversation.

In practice you shouldn't worry too much about getting these wrong as a learner IMO, Koreans appreciate what a difficult part of their language this is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Demonym281
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Just as an aside, a third version 저를 would have you as the object of the sentence, the thing being acted upon.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andro0
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E: NVM.. I missread :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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Thank you! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

It depends on how you use it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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Could you give me a few examples?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxLNRLntc0 저는 and 제가 both mean "I". When to use a "topic" particle as opposed to a "subjet" particle can be confusing. I think it takes most of us a while to truly gain an understanding of the different nuances, but this video gives a pretty thorough explanation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg-VZxBIZjo Demo, I have one for you, too. This might help with those double consonants you are struggling with.

1 year ago
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