Translation:Pencils are things.
연필은 은 confirmss that we talk about something specific that has been already mentioned thats why they trasnlate it as THE PENCIL IS...
Doesnt matter when you think about it, at least with certain context. "A pencil is a thing" and "Pencils are things" mean the exact same thing, so the sentence is able to translate to either one.
So I actually had some trouble with this 이/가, 은/는 business, but I think I figured it out no thanks to the phone app. I figured that 이/가 is used when the thing you're talking about it the subject, e.g. THE house, THE apple and THE milk. Whereas 은/는 is used when you have a general statement. An apple is a fruit, milk is a liquid. A (Some/any) house is a building.
You can see 'tips and notes' before you click on the lesson. This will give more examples and details about what you're practicing. In this case, you'll see a detailed explanation about the particles, articles, subject markers and the like. It's the lightbulb icon above the 'start' button.
I had this same question, duolingo isn’t really meant for explaining more for knowing the word and memorising it. Anyway 은/은 almost always appear after the first noun in ‘Basics 1’ Koreans put this particle at the end of the first noun like this for an example: 저는 (name) 입니다. And also there r 2 other sentence structures for this particle. 1 more thing 은 is after a consonant 는is after a vowel. If u want to knkw more or ur still confussed. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOy8bBId3zU
It's a particle, it has no meaning but is a rule you must follow when using nouns or objects in a sentence
in the choices, there are no pencils... So i clicked pencil but it's wrong
I wrote "pencil is a thing" and it didn't accept it. Why "A pencil"? Confused
I'm not quite sure, but i think it's because of the 은. It makes the statement general. So it's not a specific pencil, but every pencil or "a" pencil not "the pencil" is a thing.
I literally guessed the ' is a thing ' part of the sentence because it was most obvious
Same. That was the only new word I couldn't figure the korean translation to. xp
It says that ˇpencilˇis wrong but does not give me the ˇpencilsˇ option. Alrighty..
are you trying to piss me off duolingo? How are you gonna say im wrong and proceed gto not even have "are" as an option in the question. the deadass audacity of y'all.
Duolingo:연필은 물건니다 (Pencils are things) Me: Wow, thanks Duolingo I always tought pencils are people's sarcasm
When I clicked on it to see what it said one of the options was "it is a thing", so I put just that after " a pencil" and it marked it wrong. I understand it is inproper grammar, but I think it should count?