"I have a friend's tea."

Translation:저는 친구의 차가 있습니다.

October 26, 2017

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how do you all know how to say this?? duolingo never had any lesson on sentence structure or possessive pronouns or anything


They don't really have lessons, but if you pay attention to the structures of the sentences they do give you to translate, you'll start to notice a pattern. When I first started learning Korean I thought the sentence structure was going to be one of the things I'd have the most trouble with because it's so different from English, but it's really just observation and intuition, at least for me.


how do you know what noun to put first though? Also I understand that you put verbs last and nouns in the middle and pov first but what if you have two of something? For example, "my friend and i..." or "we ate fast, quick, and proudly."


I heard that it doesn't matter the order. the order is mostly for emphasis, where the most important information comes first.


The app isn't so good. But you can go to the website and log in, they have all the explanations to the korean lessons there! :) I don't know why it isn't included in the app


Go back and do some of the previous lessons. I try to get at least 3 crowns or more for each lesson so that I can memorize some vocabulary.


i do all the lessons until level 5


Me too, I get the most confidence around crown 3-4 but do the ultimate one as well


Youtube tutorials. "How to read hangul" it will help you a ton


It really helped me to learn the basics from YouTube videos first and now I use duolingo to practice and learn words


I use duolingo as an exercise panel.. for my lessons I subscribed to "Talk to me in Korean dot com" nice struce that help you understand the key for sentences and phonetics;) the free versiom gives you audio lessons NO exercises to practise so Duolingo is the best alternative to work on it


You have to pay attention when duolingo introduces us to new sentences. And try to guess the suffixes. For example 여자의 means woman's and 남자의 means man's. So what's similar in these two words? 의 is the similarity between them. So 의 must be 's. Paying attention is important


Because i have seen vídeos of people explaining this , so i installed the app to learn more


I hope this help

자는= i + topic marker (는). Another topic marker is 은 the only difference is tha wea use it when the word ends with a consonant, eg: 빵은

친구의= friend + (의) a possession marking particle. Is like the ['s] in English.

자가= Tea + (가) subjet marker, another subjet marker is 이 we will use it when a word ends with a consonant (eg. 빵기) and we use the 가 when the word ends with a vowel.

있습니다= It means there is/ to existed/ to be located. It is a verb that indicate existence. (It can also mean 'to have')


thank u! it helped me a lot


So clear your explanations!! Thanks!!


So good! Thank you


Saying '친구의 차가 있습니다' is equivalent to saying '저는 친구의 차가 있습니다'.


I have a friend's tea = I (topic-marker) + friend (ownership) + tea (subject-marker) + to have = jeo-neun chingu-ui ja-ga iss-seubnida = 저는 친구의 자가 있습니다


Why is '있어요' incorrect?


It wants it in formal/polite....polite informal comes later.


It's accepted by now.


Why does 의 have to be added to 친구? Also, why does 가 have to be added to 차?


의 is a possession marking particle.

가 is a subject marking particle.


Because 의 would be the " 's " of the sentence... I think


의 is possessive


Everyone go to howtostudykorean.com to learn grammer and whatnot.. i did and i have a better understanding of the korean language. Also use the memrise app with it to help ^^


I thought "있습니다" meant "am/is"


이다 means "i am" or "is"

있다 means "to have" or "to exist"


이다 and 있다 both can mean am/is.

Generally: * 이다 is used for describing a thing.

  • 있다 is used for saying that the thing exists.

"The ball is brown." -> "공이 갈색입니다." (이다)

"There is a ball in the room." -> "방 안에 공이 있습니다." (있다)


It can also mean to have as well as other things


so we structure the sentence as subject 1 + subject 2 + verb?


"저는 친구의 차가 있습니다." uses the form of "topic + subject + verb"

는/은 is the topic marker and 이/가 mark subjects.


I'm guessing my way through this language.


Jeo-neun chin-gu-eu-i cha-ga iss-seub-ni-da


The sentence structure is much likely to hindi language...


The tips and notes on the Duolingo site are helpful too. You can find them here. https://duome.eu/tips/en/ko


Does 의 here is like the 's?


Why do we use the subject marker for 차 and not the object marker?


The object marker is used to mark that an action is happening upon/to the thing. But, with "있다" (be/exist/have), there's no action to speak of so the object marker doesn't make sense


I may be overthinking here but would using 를 after 차 make sense if we think of "existing/to be in existence" as an act? Or would it still not make sense in the Korean language?


Even if it were considered an act, it's not one that happens to/upon the thing. For an act to happen to something, it has to exist prior to the act.


I have did it right but it tells me that its wrong


I put the answer correctly but its wrong


Is, "친구를 차가 있습니다." The same thing as, "친구의 차가 있습니다."


No. 를 means "friend" is the object of the sentence, so the first sentence literally says that the tea has a friend. And it's ungrammatical putting the object before the subject.


I'm correct but I didn't add 자가. What does it mean?


It's "차가".

차 means tea. And 가 is the subject grammatical marker.


English sentence structure is SVO: Subject Verb Object. Korean sentence structure is SOV: Subject Object Verb. So, when looking at the English sentence you can see which part is subject, verb, and/or object based on the order of the words. You can then rearrange the words in the korean sentence structure order when translating your sentence. This is just what i learned but im open to critique. I hope this is helpful :)


나는 친구의 차 있습니다 was my answer ^^


I'm still getting confused with when to use 저, 나 or 내

Any tips please?


저 is the formal way to say "I".

나 is the informal version of the same.

의 is a possession marker.

저의 means "my". 제 also means "my ", as it's a contraction of 저의.

Same idea applies to 내 (my; 나의 -> 내).

Also 제가 and 내가 mean "mine" (저의가 -> 제가). But it's also really common to use that to mean "I/Me".


If you use Duolingo on browser, you will see tip section when you click on any lesson. It has so many helpful explanations.


at first i didnt notice the "tea" so i only put 저는 친구의 있습니다 instead of 저는 친구의 차가 있습니다 and it said its correct


the way this bot is acting how'd i know if im making mistakes or not ㅠㅠ


What is the difference between 재가 and 내가?


나는 친구의 차가 입니다


1) It's not grammatical to use 나 together with 입니다.

2) As written, this means "I am my friend's tea." It doesn't make sense.

이다 (입니다) means "is" as in describing a thing by equating it with another thing. The sentence equates you with a cup of tea.


난 친구의 차가 있어요


I consider when we use 가 and when we use 이? Isn't they have the same purpose?


이 is used if the word ends in a consonant.

핵상이, 방이, ...

가 is used if the word ends in a vowel

남자가, 고양이가, ...


What does 의 particle do? When am i supposed to use it?


When to use 의 and 가


Letters are not. Write property


Oof this was a tough question.. for those who are having a hard time, i suggest to not entirely relay on the app. Have other resources to learn from as well.


What is difference between 잆습니다 and 있습니다....??


1) there's no such word as 잆습니다

2) 있다 (있습니다) means "exist" / "is" / "are" / "have" / "has"

3) 없다 (없습니다) is the opposite of 있다. It means (doesn't exist, isn't, don't have)


Question: The order is subject, object and verb. "I have a friend’s tea. What do you have? The tea (object)." Why doesn't it go after 친구의?


It does go after 친구의.

The correct sentence is "저는 친구의 차가 있습니다." and 차 (tea) comes after 친구의.

Although, in Korean grammar, that sentence doesn't have an object. Objects are marked with 를 or 을.


In my opinion, this app is great to practice listening to the diction, learning new vocab, etc. I think this app is also more beneficial if used simultaneously with other learning sources like Coursera, Skill Share, and websites like TalkToMeInKorean and HowtoStudyKorean (who offer more detailed information...more theory based which you would have to pay for...but the last website does have free lessons PDFs you can access) Now, I've never really checked out Duolingo's website. So, I'll definitely check it out.

Happy learning guys!!! 안녕


Duolingo says there's a typo in my answer but I just put in the buttons with the test Duolingo provided. So, yeah. That's a mistake the curriculum writers missex.


Sometimes, one of the buttons for answering is purposely just slightly off from the correct answer and the app gives the feedback of it being a typo.


I switched the order in my answer of 찬구의 and 차가 and it said it was incorrect, its grammatically wrong? Or its just duolingo preference?


So 차 means car and tea ?!


Yes, though they are both different words from each other. They just sound the same.

차(車) = vehicle (usually referring to a car)

차(茶) = tea


It goes like what seriously to woah


I can't understand this


I clearly wrong because I forgot the "tea" but Duolingo said my answer is right

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