Just to clarify, 좁습니다 means it's narrow/cramped.
Does 작습니다 work too?
Yes. "집이 작습니다" does work. It literally means "The house is small". With regards to this example, the meaning is obscure, however. So, it could mean "The house is small" on the outside (overall size) or on the inside.
It should but I haven't tried typing it
If a narrow house was really long or had many stories, it could still be a big house, not a small house. So this Korean word should mean narrow, not small. Feb. 27, 2020.
"집이 작아요" doesn't work?
It should. Here they seem to mean small as in cramped, not much space. However, that's not clear from just 4 words.
Do you use 니다 when describing something?
-습니다 or -ㅂ니다 is just the more polite/formal form to end verbs.
I just learned so many words, don't give me a different one for a slightly different meaning!
What is the difference between 집이 작습니다 and 집이 좁습니다? Like, what are the situations they would be used in?
좁습니다 is in regards to how narrow or cramped the house is as opposed to 작습니다 which means how small it is in size
Then why they wrote 'The house is small' when here must be used '작습니다' for them?
좁다 • (jopda) (infinitive 좁아, sequential 좁으니)
(to be) narrow
What's the difference between 작습니다 and 좁습니다??
작습니다 = small; 좁습니다 = narrow
If the house is small on the outside, it is smaller on the inside. (Welch's first law of sizemology. To wit: Something can not be bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
I was hoping this went to a TalkToMeInKorean explaination or something...