"남자가 신문을 씁니다."
Translation:The man writes the newspaper.
I have the same question regarding the verb "to write". Here it is : ㅅ습 니다. A couple of segments ago it was: 적 습 니다. Assistance please in understanding the difference.
•쓰다 is used when you need to use your brain or write something that need some kind of creativity (like writing a book , novel , letter to your friend , writing lyrics of song). 소설을 쓰다 to write a novel.
Also 쓰다 has something to do with calligraphy. 연필로 쓰다 = to write with a pencil.. 저는 칠판에 씁니다 = I write on a blackboard.
(•Note: 쓰다 has also many different meanings: to be accused of, to be suspected of / to use / to wear (on the head), to write / to be bitter).
•적다 is used when you just write down a piece of information like (writing a note on the notebook, writing a phone number.. )"no need to use your brain"
저는 메모를 적다 = I write a note.
But in the previous sample, 적다 was used even though it referred to calligraphy. So, which is correct, 제가 메시지를 연필로 작습니다 or 제가 메시지를 연필로 ㅅ습니다?
- 적습니다 - Write/Writes - Used when writing something where you don't need to use your brain to write it down.
- 씁니다 - Write/Writes - Used when you need to use your brain or to write something that requires creativity. It also has to do with calligraphy.
I know I've just copied down what wede_hasan wrote, so to answer your question you can use both to write a newspaper. I think so at least.
Argghh i keep missing one "the" I write "The man writes newspaper" instead of "The man writes the newpaper"
This should be flagged because 쓰다 (to write) is used to say someone "reads" a newspaper as supposed to 읽다 (to read). It's an odd quirk in Korean language.
A more common phrase would be "The man writes for the newspaper". So how would you phrase that? It just sounds awkward in English because we would say either that or "The man writes the newspaper article."
I write "The man uses the newspaper" instead "The man uses A newspaper" and got it wrong. Really? Both sound weird anyway
When you say "A MAN" it has no definite man that is referring to. It could be a man from there here or anybody.
But when you say "THE MAN" it has a certain person that is referring to.
Try to read the 'Use of Articles' "A, An, The"