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"A man lost a cat."

Translation:남자는 고양이를 잃어버렸어요.

December 16, 2017



What's the difference between 버렸어요, 잃었어요 and 잃어버렸어요?

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버리다 means to throw away.

잃다 and 잃어버리다 both mean to lose, but 잃다 is a lot less common and can only be used with abstract things, like memories or relationships. If you lose an object you have to use 잃어버리다.

[deactivated user]

    Am I still not understanding the difference between 는/은 and 가/이, or was my answer (남자가) actually also correct but not accepted?

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