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  5. "그 남자는 형하고 누나가 있어."

" 남자는 형하고 누나가 있어."

Translation:That man has an older brother and an older sister.

November 24, 2017



In the answer, it said "That man has an older brother and an sister." (older was left out, making the sentence grammatically incorrect. Also, I answered "big sister/brother," this should be accepted. Thank you


형 is older brother in Korean. 누나 is older sister.


"and an older sister sseu"

sometimes i wonder where they get the random word suggestions from and where i would actually place that in the sentence~


-하고 means "and" and is used on nouns when making lists


Why is the counter for people not necessary in this sentence?


You typically don't need a counter when there is a singleton. That said, there are many ways to express a quantity of things with and without counters:

  • Noun+Number+Counter (사람 한 명)
  • Number+Noun (한 사람)
  • Number+Counter+의+Noun (한 명의 사람)
  • Noun+Number (사람 하나)
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