"A man walks."

Translation:남자는 걷습니다.

October 7, 2017



Can 가 be used here instead of 는?

October 7, 2017


Yup! They serve similar roles. 는 adds the feeling of stressing this particular one. So this particular man walks. Maybe the other men drive their cars. Using 가 would not give that feeling, but other than that the sentences would be the same :)

October 7, 2017


In this sense, shouldn't it rather be 가, as the English sentence says 'A man', thereby not stressing the man at all?

December 3, 2017


I think it's the other way around:

  • 는 - Topic marker, used after a vowel e.g. 여자는 - A woman. Used when making a general statement e.g. An apple is a fruit.
  • 은 - Topic marker, after a consonant e.g. 연필은 - A pencil.
  • 가 - Subject marker, used after a vowel e.g. 학교가 - The school
  • 이 - Subject marker, used after a consonant e.g. 연필이 - The pencil. Used when you're talking about something specific e.g. THE pencil is a thing
February 28, 2019


Thank you! :)

December 17, 2017


Thank you! :)

December 17, 2017


And yet I get it wrong when I write 남자가.. :/

January 17, 2018


Could 남자는 be translated to "this man" instead of "the man" then?

April 22, 2018


Why is it 걷습니다 and not just 걷니다?

January 8, 2018


걷 is the root from 걷다. Because it ends with a consonant, it gets -습니다 appended to it.

In contrast, 가다 (to go) ends with a vowel so only gets -ㅂ니다, i.e. 갑니다.

January 25, 2018


남자가 걷습니다 was marked wrong. Reported.

December 22, 2017


Im crazy because of this... the man swims hone HAHAHAHAHAHA

December 31, 2017


i said "ok so you just completely demolish the d?" and it made me laUGH

January 16, 2018


I put '남자는 걷습니다..' and it was marked wrong. The correct one was '남자는 걷습니다.' The wrong part was that one friggin dot on my sentence. Reported.

August 14, 2018


Why 는 instead of 가?

January 26, 2018


A little late to the party, but I put "남자가 갑니다" and it marked me wrong. I've read through the comments that have been posted for over a year and this still hasn't been fixed. Shouldn't we be able to add "-가" as it has a similar meaning to "-는"?

November 19, 2018


男子는 걷습니다

March 10, 2018
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