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"남자는 아이입니다."

Translation:The man is a child.

September 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wintertriangles

I've met tons of children who happen to be older than 30.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

Well, he's got to be somebody's child, true enough...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda716684

That makes sense. Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hamza715817

The term is commonly used in a derogative manner, but hear it is being used literally.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ToryTroubl

What's the difference between man and the man? It's doesn't matter how to translate


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle58015

남자는 means The man, and 남자가 is man


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    what does 는 mean ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArtemisCai

    는 / 은 is "The". 이 / 가 is "a / an"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arthursxx

    It brings to the noun a plural quality


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      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elisstudiess

      No, it doesn't bring to the plural.

      는 shows that the topic is the man. That we are talking about the man.

      The plural marker is: 들.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NafisahJaa

      I think their running out of sentences to make


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizzKarenbabii

      Can I use this as a insult


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CrispSword56

      Can someone explain to me the difference in topic and subject?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ash68124

      I don't understand this sentence.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kurougane

      If it says: "The man", shouldn't it be "남차가"? This sentence looks like: "men are children" to me because of the "는". Please help


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash-Fred
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      • 1776

      는 can be used for general statements, but not all sentences with 는 have to be general statements. 남자는 means 남자 is already set as the topic and thus not new information. "남자는 아이입니다." is most likely an answer to "What is the man?" whereas "남자가 아이입니다." is most likely an answer to "Who is a child?" or "Who is what?"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellebny

      that's what i thought too! "는" is correct if used as general statement (according to the lesson) but that isnt the case.. can someone please explain?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YodelingMo

      Would this be an insult by calling someone a man child, a phrase to describe that a man is a child of someone (his parents), or would this just depend on context?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash-Fred
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      • 1776

      Most likely the former.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mychemfan1

      I put men are children and its correct


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flourshadow

      I just missed a the and I get it wrong. I taught duolingo was sticking with the choppy language teaching


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathleen513974

      The sudde jump into senteces is killing me. On the phone app there are zero grammer tips, plus words ("place") with no prior intro.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna181296

      If i man is a child then how did he go back to the good old days


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chimchimissocute

      The definition of Most of the Bts members... lmfao and ima leave the chat now bye bye~~


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jennieking666

      is this a norman f*cking rockwell reference??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleMcKim1

      What is the significance of 입 니다 occuring at the end of many of the phrases in this lesson?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crookef

      입니다 is the formal way of saying "to be"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

      That's a truism


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IoannaFaka

      why is kid wrong instead of child


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/19aloni

      i just typed it in (since i didn't know what it would be) and i'm crackling that it was correct, thanks duo!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TRoP5k

      Marks is wrong if you leave off "the", really?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash-Fred
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      • 1776

      "Man is a child." is definitely incorrect. "A man is a child." is currently accepted.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jodiepaloney

      but a man isnt a child aha


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NehaSingh332714

      Some phrases seriously make no sense.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jodiepaloney

      so does this comment


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rit29482

      How is it the man and not a man? How do we differentiate?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BTSiology

      Where the heck is a?! How the heck am I supposed to answer the question correctly without a?!! Omg you've gotta be kidding me!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LakshmiBha14

      What? how is a adult man, child?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nimelira

      look, man and men are almost the same thing so i have to send you to hell


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ingrid790973

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