Decoded Slug: 이/가 [i/ga] (Subject markers)

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이/가 [i/ga] (Subject markers)

이/가 [i/ga] (Subject markers)

Short explanation:

These are subject markers used to identify and emphasize the subject in a sentence.


Noun + 이/가 + rest of the sentence


나는 사과를 먹어요, 근데 친구는 오렌지가 좋아요.
Naneun sagwareul meogeoyo, geunde chinguneun orenjiga joayo.
I eat apples, but my friend likes oranges.
저의 강아지가 소파 위에 뛰어요.
Jeoi gangajiga sopa wie ttwieoyo.
My dog jumps on the sofa.
이 책이 제일 재미있어요.
I chaekeun jeil jaemiisseoyo.
This book is the most fun.
당신이 좋아하는 음식이 뭔가요?
Dangsini joahaneun eumsigi mwongayo?
What is the food that you like?

Long explanation:

'이/가 [i/ga]' are postpositions used in Korean to mark the subject of a sentence. They are attached right after a noun to indicate that the noun is the subject of the sentence. The choice between '이' and '가' depends on whether the noun ends in a vowel or a consonant. If the noun ends with a consonant, '이' is used. If the noun ends with a vowel, '가' is used.

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