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


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

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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