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How would you make things plural in Korean? For example, how would you make the word "puppy" plural? 저는 강아지는 좋아해요.
Sep 14, 2012 11:41 PM
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We, Koreans make plural nouns by adding "들" to nouns. ex) 강아지 (puppy) -> 강아지들 (puppies) However, we seldom use the plural nouns as it is clear in most cases whether the noun is singular or plural from context. When we say, 'she has two kids', you know the noun, 'kid' is plural even though we do not change it to a plural form, kids. So, we usually do not say, 그녀는 두명의 "아이들"이 있다 but we say, 그녀는 두명의 아이가 있다 instead.
September 15, 2012
Thank you!!
September 15, 2012
Thank you!!
September 15, 2012
You can use '들' for making plural. And You should use '을' or '를' for indicating object. 받침is Korean consonant situated at lower part of syllable 을 is used for indicating object, which is Korean word having 받침 such as 받침'ㄹ' in 들 저는 강아지들을 좋아해요.(S+O+V) I like puppies.(Subject+Verb+Object) 를 for Korean word lacking 받침. 저는 강아지를 좋아해요. I like puppy. But, we prefer 강아지를 좋아해요 to 강아지들을 좋아해요.
September 15, 2012
Riah
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