"Three bears are in one house."

Translation:곰 세 마리가 한 집에 있어요.

September 30, 2017



Doesn't the number have to come after the noun? Why 한 집에?

September 30, 2017


I think your confused with the concept 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷, 다섯, 여섯, 일곱, ... and the concept 한, 두, 세, 네, 다섯, 여섯, 일곱, ... The former comes AFTER the noun, and the latter comes BEFORE the noun. ex) 집 하나(a/ one house), 학생 둘 (two students), 학생 셋 (three students) 한 집(one house), 두 집(two house), 세 학생(three students)

하나 is a numeral(수사) so it comes after the noun, and it CAN be used alone. Whereas 한 is a determiner(관형사*) so it comes before the noun, and it CANNOT be used alone. ex) 하나보다는 둘이 좋다 (Two is better than one) 오늘, 두 사람과 만난다. (Today, I meet two people)

*In Korean, there is a determiner called 관형사. 관형사 only serves to express a noun. There are 3 groups of 관형사s;

  1. 성상 관형사(a determiner which describes the noun) ex) 새 집 (new house)

  2. 지시 관형사(a determiner which points out the noun ≒ demonstrative) ex) 이 집 (this house), 저 집 (that house)

  3. 수 관형사 (a determiner which shows the number or order of the noun)
    ex) 한 집 (a/one house), 두 집 (two houses), 세 집(three houses), ... It's similar with 'un', 'deux', 'trois', 'quatre' in French but the difference is that it only describes a noun. You MUST have a noun to use it (it cannot be used alone, it's not an adjective nor a verb nor an adverb). 한 is in this group.

October 17, 2017


ㅎㅎㅎ I almost got this wrong but then I remembered the song "곰 세 마리가 한 집에 있어. 아빠 곰, 엄마 곰, 애기 곰" :)

October 19, 2017


곰 세 마리가 한 집에 있어, 아빠 곰, 엄마 곰, 애기 곰. 아빠 곰은 똥똥해, 엄마 곰은 날신해, 애기 곰은 너무 귀여워, 으쓱, 으쓱, 잘한다!

December 12, 2018


Isn't it 뚱뚱해? And 날씬해?

December 29, 2018


곰 세 마리가 한 집에 있어~ ♫♪ 아빠 곰, 엄마 곰, 애기 곰 ~ ^-^

September 25, 2018


Is it possible to write 한 집에 곰 세 마리가 있어요?

October 19, 2017



June 29, 2018


It's a korean nursery rhyme.

June 29, 2018
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