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"The dog has a friend."

Translation:개는 친구가 있습니다.

November 3, 2017



dog has a better social life than me


Why is there 가 in friend? Isnt friendan object of the sentence and thus 를 instead of 가? I have came across similar thing in sentace "Cat is not a person" where person ended with 이 and I still dont know why.


It's because friend is here a subject, not an object. Don't take into account the English translation, only the literal Korean one: "As for the dog, a friend exists"


Can you explain the difference between use 는, 가,이 ?


Why? Why is a subject? When its object and when its subject?


I believe its depending on the word ending. Chingu ends with a vowel thus 가 is used. I forgot the other one but vice versa. Similar with the topic markers. For ex. : 이 아이는 And : 이 사람은


How do I pronounce 있습니다. I know Doulingo is sometimes funny when translating is said through the robotic voice but I don't know how in the world how to do 있습 because that looks like I'd be saying the same character (ㅅ) for a long time and having to say the first one "harder"(I guess) is just confusing me.


It pronounced 'iss-seum-ni-da' because there are batchims ( i call it dead consonan lol) between ㅂ and ㄴ. It should be pronounce issseumnida not isseupnida.

Another batchim 1. ㅂ + ㄴ = ㅁ 2. ㄱ + ㅁ = ㅇ 3. ㅎ is a weak consonan. You don't need to read them when you found a batchim. Ex, 일해요 il-he-yo But you have to pronounce it like 이래요 ireyo.

I hope this helps you^^


Actually when consonants are in the bottom they have different pronunciation so for ㅅ,ㅆ,ㅈ and ㅊ(i guess) we pronounce ㅌ so if you wanna say 있습니다 you say ''ittsubnida''


What you are saying is mostly correct but I believe in the case of 있습니다 it is read as "isseumnida" maybe because the next consonant after ㅆ is ㅅ. Also you read ㅂ as ㅁ in this case.


that is true but the first ss sould should be harder. thats the only difference


Sorry to bother you but can u list the consonants that change with the positions pls


How do you know the difference between "The dog has a friend" and "The dog is a friend"?


Can anyone explain the difference between use 는, 가,이 ?


Yeah, 은 and 는 are topic marking particles which means you use them after the topic of the sentence. 이 and 가 are subject marking particles which means you would use them after the subject of the sentence. But 는 and 가 are only used after vowels and 은 and 이 are only used after consonants


Could I say the dog is a friend?


Then it would be 개는 친구입니다. (spacing could be off sorry;;)


Gae-neun chin-gu-ga iss-seub-ni-da


So if we switched around the modifiers making 개가 칭구는 있습니다, would that be more like "the friend has a dog"?


있습니다 pronounced as isseubnida, isn't it?


"b+n=m" so this should be pronounced as "isseumnida"


I answered 개는 친구 있습니다 and still got it right. Does not having 가 after 친구 have any effect on its meaning?


What does "neun" and "ga" at the end of the word really mean?


"The dog"? Shouldn't it be 가 and "a friend" be 는


So, it is 가 after dog, and you use 가/이 after the preceding noun when using 있습니다/없습니다.


I'm confused. Shouldn't the "dog" have a subject marker of "ga" since it's referring to specific dog?


Whoever is struggling to have a proper explanation for each particle should use other app. I use Lingodeer to learn and Duolingo just for practice. This may help you guys.


Whats the difference between 는 and 가?


I saw one thing they are not giving all the options so our answer is not being correct to you?


So what is 친구가 있습니다 real meaning

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