Grammar Series -(이)나, Part 3

Part 3 of the -(이)나 grammar series will cover the usage of indicating that something or someone includes all of the choices. To return to the series index click here. An understanding of Part 1 of this series is required for this lesson. When 나 is attached to a word in this usage that word becomes … Continue reading Grammar Series -(이)나, Part 3

Simplifying the 더라 sentence ending

The Naver dictionary defines 더라 as “A sentence ending used to convey in the present a fact the speaker realised anew from a personal experience”. I don't know if there is anyone else like me, but when I read the definition the words "fact", "realised anew", "experience" made it sound like some profound event and … Continue reading Simplifying the 더라 sentence ending

Difference between 이/가 and 은/는

What is 이/가 and 은/는? 이 and 가 are called subject markers and 은 and 는 are called topic markers. Both service the purpose to mark the subject of a sentence. 철수가 사과를 먹고 있어요철수는 사과를 먹고 있어요 Both sentences mean 철수 is eating an apple. From an English perspective 철수 is the subject in … Continue reading Difference between 이/가 and 은/는