Is the "this" there just to make it specific instead of just "desk is big"?
Yeah I think that so.
I'm confused by the 이 being both before and after 책상. I'm a beginner so maybe I'm missing something obvious.
The first one means "this" and yhe second one has no meaning its "the subject marking particle" used to make the subject more obvious to the listener
Before the noun, 이 means "this"
Oh, I didnt see the other answers here. But why not use 는 or 가?
책상 ends in a consonant so you must use 이 to make 책상이. Words ending in a vowel can use 가 such as 사과 -> 사과가.
는/은 would be used to mark the topic and 이/가 is used for the subject.
Thank you, very helpful
Yeah, why is 이 being used twice?
The first 이 is to specify the object and the second 이 is a proposition that comes next to the noun
why is there no 것은 added after 이 when it's a proper sentence?
The way that my native Korean speaking friend explains it was that 것 replaces the noun, since we explicitly say desk, 이 is fine. As for no 은, the topic/subject marker comes after the desk as that is what we are talking about.
Is 'desk' and 'book' have the same character in korean? '책' or am I confused? :o
책 is book, 책상 is table...
what's the diff. between "... 기가 큽니다" and one w/o 기가?