Decoded Slug: ~이/가 아니다 [i/ga anida] (Is not, are not)

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~이/가 아니다 [i/ga anida] (Is not, are not)

~이/가 아니다 [i/ga anida] (Is not, are not)

Short explanation:

Used to negate a noun or adjective; 'is not', 'are not'.


Noun + 이/가 아니다


저는 학생이 아닙니다, 저는 선생님이에요.
Jeoneun haksengi anida, jeoneun seonsaengimeyo.
I am not a student, I am a teacher.
고양이가 이 분실물이 아닙니다, 저희 분실물은 강아지입니다.
Goyangiga i bunsilmuli anida, jeohwi bunsilmuleun gangajimeyo.
The cat is not our lost item, our lost item is a puppy.
요리 잘 하는 사람은 나가 아닙니다, 요리하는 능력이 전혀 없어요.
Yori jal haneun sarameun naga anida, yorihaneun neungryeogi jeonhyeo eopseoyo.
I am not the person who cooks well, I have absolutely no ability to cook.
그 사람은 우리 학교 학생이 아닙니다, 그는 다른 학교의 학생입니다.
Geu sarameun urihakgoyi haksengi anida, geuneun dareun haggyoui haksengida.
That person is not a student of our school, he is a student of another school.

Long explanation:

The literal translation of '~이/가 아니다 [i/ga anida]' is 'is not' or 'are not'. It is used to negate a noun or an adjective in a statement. You put '이 아니다' after a noun that ends with a consonant and '가 아니다' after a noun that ends with a vowel. This pattern is somewhat grammatically equivalent to the English 'not' as it functions to show a contradiction or denial.

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