https://www.duolingo.com/brandykathy

은/는, 이/가

Hello, I think I got it with particles. 은/는 - In comparison to others; I think of "matter of fact" phrases. Ex: 저는 브랜디예요. - I am Brandy. (More specifically with the 는, only I am Brandy at this time.) 이/가 - Opinions; something out of the norm or specific about that thing. Ex: 고양이가 귀엽네! - This cat is cute (to me)! (adding the "to me" because it's my opinion). One BIG difference in example that shows the power: 치타가 느리네요. - The cheetah (here) is slow. <---A strange occurrence. 치타는 느리네요 - The cheetah (and every cheetah) is slow. <---Would not make any sense, obviously. Another thing I learned is that if you are answering a question, use that particle that the person used to ask the question. 돈이 있어요? - Do you have money? 아니요, 돈이 없어요. - No, I don't have money. I hope I helped and (I hope my sentences and explanations are accepted by Korean people!) :)

April 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/nleconte

Thanks a lot, this seems to make sense.

Just a quick note. To improve readability, you can either add two spaces at the end of your sentence followed by a new line, then it will actually be printed on a new line, either add an additional line pressing enter twice.

I don't seem to have the ability to edit your post though.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JustyyBear

It gets weird though, if you say like, 돈은 없어요 it's different from 돈이 없어요. It would almost be like saying "I don't have money, but I have other things."

April 23, 2018
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