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Grammar (입니다 , 은/는)

How to use of some grammars or sentences, differences in the use of particles.
In this week we are going to learn '입니다' and '은 or 는'.

How to use of some grammars or sentences, differences in the use of particles. In this week we are going to learn ‘입니다’ and ‘은 or 는’.

1. ~ 입니다.

(Attached to a noun) This is used to describe the subject in a sentence. To make a sentence with a noun, ‘입니다’ has to be attached to the noun.


* ex 1. 저는 김용희입니다. ( I am Kim Yong Hui.)
* ex 2. 저는 미셸입니다. ( I am Michele.)

2. 은/는

(Attached to a noun) It is used to indicate the subject, It is usually attached to a noun being introduced to indicate that the noun as the subject of the sentence.

When a speaker is introducing his/herself, ‘저는’ is used to indicate that the person is taking about him/herself. ‘은’ is used after a noun with final consonant and ‘는’ is used after a noun without final consonant.

① 받침*(Y) +


* 학생
* 선생님
* 한국

② 받침(N) +


* 저
* 친구
* 엄마

(* 받침 [badchim] : The 받침 is the final consonant at the end of a Korean syllable. The 받침 is written in the bottom/final position. Conjugation rules will often depend on if there is a 받침 or not. The consonant in the 받침 position is said to be in the “final position.”)

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