In the following sentence, why 이 분이 is not 이 분께서? Does it correct? I know 께서 and 께서는 is Honorific subject marker.께서 replaces 이/가 and 께서는 replaces 은/는 in honorific Korean language. However, in Korean books, I often encounter the following sentence: - 이 분이 누구세요? - 이 분이 김 선생님이세요? In the example above, 이 분이 is not correct because it must be 이 분께서, right? Can you help me to understand it. Thank you!
Oct 25, 2019 4:17 AM
Answers · 3
'이분이' is also correct but '이분께서' is more polite and formal.
October 25, 2019
Hi! I’m also learning Korean! But to my understanding, 이 본이 is not necessarily incorrect.. it works in terms of meaning and function but 이 본께서 would be more ‘correct’ and that you’re being even more polite to whoever you’re speaking about..
October 25, 2019
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