Translation:The book is a thing.
I thought "the" and "a" weren't necessary in these exercises!! "Book is a thing" is not accepted from me; why?
I read that 는/은 is used when you talk about a subject in general: "Books are things", where "Books" is a topic, not a specific book. 가/이 identify a subject that you and me know about: "The book (this book we are talking about) is a thing".
Any native/fluent speakers have a better explanation for 물건압니다? Could it be translated to mean it exists? Maybe it's just on me to accept that this verb actually means 'to be a thing'.
Could some possibly give a few different example sentences?
Is "물건입니다" pronounced as "mul-gon-im-i-da". So "ㅂ" in "입" is pronounced as an "m" and "n" in "니" becomes silent?
I don't seem to understand the rules explained to this in the reading material.. When you change the sound of the consonant to something else and when you don't.
I liked Coursera's Yonsei university courses on that. First step Korean course is the only thing that made those types of things make sense to me
Thanks, appreciate the info. I will have to look into it.
Just whilst we are on the topic, any tricks you found to help you to consistently practice? As I seem to find it hard, sometimes can 2 hours in a day, then not do it a week. Can't seem to build a routine to do it daily.
I have the same problem. The things that help me are having a secondary reason for interest or curiosity about the language like a show or music on YouTube that has captions in either language. You can find stuff like KoreanClass101 for actual speaking lessons and practice. I also heard that when you get into intermediate and you're learning vocab, it's good to try reading short stories and translating a paragraph a day. I have a binder and print out lecture notes, and add in note pages from any notebook I use. It's the best thing for me to use the binder because you can move things around. If I go over something again and it doesn't make complete sense to me I change or add in things. If I'm totally lost I make flash cards. I also use Wunderlist and bullet journal habit trackers
Thank you, I definitely need to up my game as I don't even nearly do enough. I might just end up signing up for a class if I can't make myself self-study.
You're welcome I'm happy to help. I deal with the same issue. But learning a language can be a long game. I quit for like a week after really struggling with the pronunciation and I did way better when I went back to it after no practice. Just food for thought. Good luck! *Also I use Googles Korean English keyboard it makes a huge difference
Hi, it is not silent, the "b" sounding consonant is not able to be pronounced because the next character is not a vowel, so "b" becomes an "m" sound.
I think they gave an easier words. Sometimes I not realize between a and the