Topic marker: 은 / 는

‘은/는’ is attached to a noun.

It is normally used when:

1) we want to emphasize something

2) introduce someone/something

3) to make a contrast/comparison

 

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

Ex) 저는 매리예요. (I am Mary)

{저 => ㅈ + 어; 어 is a vowel}

 

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

Ex) 한글은 아주 귀여워요! (Hangeul is very cute!)

{글 => ㄱ + ㅡ + ㄹ; ㄹ is a consonant}

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About nunasaoirse

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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