Auxiliary markers for contrast, topic, selection – Korean Markers #10

Until last week, we learned 격조사. They are used to specify the grammatical roles of the words in senteces. From today, we’ll learn 보조사, auxiliary markers. These markers are used to add meaning like contrast, topic, exclusion, inclusion, choice. 은/는 I’ve covered the difference between 은/는 vs. 이/가 long ago. In the article, I’ve told

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Adverb Markers: People and Tools

In this episode, we’ll learn what adverb markers we should use when we want to talk about people and tools. Approaching/Leaving We learned that we should use 에 when you’re approaching to a place, 에서 when you’re moving away from that place. If you’re approaching people/animal, you should use 에게/한테. If you’re getting away from

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Adverb Markers: Time

Today, we'll learn the markers that can be used to talk about time. 에 for specific time 에 is used when you want to specify a time. 우리 내일 여섯 시에 볼까?How about meeting at 6 tomorrow? 그 사람 방금 전에 갔는데요?He left just a moment ago. Don't use 에 for some words However, you

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Adverb Markers: Places

From this week, we'll learn the markers that make nouns adverbs of a sentence. These markers include 에, 에서, 부터, 까지, 으로서, 으로써, etc. As there are many of these markers, that made me think how to organize them. And I decided to organize them with their purposes like place, time, tool, range, reason, unit,

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Determiner Marker

Determiners are noun modifiers that provide important context to a noun. They are words like 모든, 새, 이, 그, 저. However, when we want to modify nouns with a noun, we sometimes need the marker, 의. Here are some examples. 오래간만에 동생의 소식을 들었다.I could hear the news about my brother after a long time.

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Object Markers in Korean

Object markers are used to mark the objects in sentences. 차 열쇠를 찾는데 잘 안 보이네.I'm looking for my car key but I cannot find it. As you're finding car key, car key is the object here. You should mark it with 를 in Korean. As you well know, 를 is added after vowel-ended nouns

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Skipping Subject Markers

One interesting feature of Korean language is that you can sometimes skip subject markers. If you do it well, you sound like native speakers. However, if you don't do well, you sound like a foreigner. In this episode, we'll learn when you should skip and should not skip subject markers. When answering questions about people

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Subject Markers

In this episode, we'll learn subject markers. Subject markers are used to tell which noun is the subject in the sentence. 이/가 이 and 가 are most widely used subject markers in Korean. 동생 친구들이 집에 놀러 왔다.My younger sister's friends came to my home to play. There are a few things that you should

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Types of Markers

From today, we'll learn about 조사, or markers. Like prepositions for many English learners, markers are one of the hardest part in Korean language. There are 3 types of markers: 격조사, 보조사, and 접속조사. 격조사 is used to show the grammatical role of the noun. Let's see some examples. 피자가 식탁 위에 있다.A pizza is

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Intention/Will 2 – Korean Aspects #6

We will end the aspect series with more expressions that show your intention. -아/어 보다 보다 here doesn't mean to see. In this case, 보다 is to check the result after you tried something new. 이번에는 10분만 더 해 보자.Let's do it 10 more minutes this time. 내일은 이걸 먹어 보는 게 어때?How about eating

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