"A singer is not fun."
Rm: Jimin Jimin: Ye RM: You got no jams.
Later Jimin : Hyung meaning of You got no jams.
Rm: Open Duolingo
What person thinks a singer isn't fun? MUSIC is the DEFINITION of fun. You got no jams Duolingo.
How to know whether if we need to add a subject particle (이/가) after the noun infront of 있다/없다? For example: 가수는 매력이 있습니다 vs 남자는 재미있습니다. Notice that there's a subject particle in the first case but not in the second one. Please correct me if I am wrong, thank you.
The first one has “charm” as a noun, so while we say “ “A singer is charming.” There is a topic marker on “singer”, the Korean actually says “Regarding the singer, there is charm.” or “Regarding the singer, charm is there.” which acknowledges the subject particle on “charm”. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/basics-1/tips-and-notes
There is a totally different construction for the next sentence. The adjective is actually a descriptive verb. It is not separate from the verb. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/Descriptive-Verbs/tips-and-notes
I wonder why we have to use an adjective at all. I wish we could just say “Singers do not amuse.” but I guess we would always say who they are not amusing. I wonder how you could say “Singers do not amuse me.” Oops, that is a different verb. So “a singer is not fun.” is not the same thing. Maybe it really should be “funny” instead of “fun”. Maybe it is entertaining, but perhaps it is a sad song?
재미 should (almost) never translate to funny. I only stress this because my students confuse fun and funny all the time. This could also be translated as "the singer is not interesting" (interesting as in capturing my attention vs. intellectually interesting [흥미롭다]).
A/the singer is not funny = 가수는 웃기지 않아. / 가수는 우습지 않아.
So interesting 재미 and fun 재미 are interchangable?? Is it an inferance based upon context because it seems odd for them to be the same??
They are the same. Like Japanese's Tanoshii which means interesting and fun, and Omoshiroi which means interesting and funny.
So you don't want to put the topic marker? https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/basics-1/tips-and-notes