Subject marker: 이 / 가

The subject marker ‘이/가’ is attached to a noun to indicate the subject of the verb or adjective.

 

When the noun ends with a vowel, we use ‘가’.

Ex) 미나 예뻐요. (Mina is pretty)

{미나 is the subject and 예뻐요 is an adjective to describe 미나}

{나 => ㄴ + 아; 아 is a vowel}

 

When the noun ends with a consonant, we use ‘이’.

Ex) 백화점 비싸요. (The department store is expensive)

{백화점is the subject and 비싸요 is an adjective to describe 백화점}

{점 => ㅈ + 어 + ㅁ; ㅁ is a consonant}

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I have been learning Korean language for more than 8 years in either Singapore or Korea. Writing this blog helps me to refresh my knowledge. I am still revising Korean language every now and then but not actively. This blog consisted of the gist of the several Korean textbooks that I am using and you may find some examples "de-ja-vu".
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