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만 vs 는/은 Difference in meaning

I thought I understood to some extent how the topic marking particle (는/은) worked, but I came across these two examples and now it's confused me again. 1.오늘만 일찍 왔어요 2.오늘은 일찍 왔어요 The way I translated ...
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누구 omission of the subject marker

"누구예요?" In the following question/use of 누구, I was wondering several things: Why do we not use the subject marking particle 가 next to 누구? My understanding is that 누구 is not considered a ...
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Usage of object marking particle '을'

What meaning does the object marking particle(을) give in the sentence : "그가 중국에서 2년을 살았습니다."? If the sentence translates to "He lived in China for 2 years" in English, why is 을 ...
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How can I tell if a sentence is missing an optional subject marker?

I am reading BillyGo book and stumbled across the sentence 저는 오늘 기쁩니다. I am a little confused when reading it, "today" is just kind of slipping in there without any particle, so is "...
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Absence of subject marker?

This sentence with a relative clause is intriguing me: 비행기를 보는 사람이 많습니다. [pihaenggi-reul po-neun saram-i manh-seumni-da] I know that this means "There are many people who are looking at the ...
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When to use 은/는 or 이/가 after subject

I keep missing questions bc I don't know when to use 은/는 or 이/가 after the subject. Ex. 엄마가 냉면을 좋아합니다. 저도 컴퓨터가 있습니다. 이 컴퓨터는 얼마 입니까? 할아버지는 선생님 입니다. Can you help?
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Usage of subject markers and topic markers

Q1: In certain sentences, either the subject or topic marker can be used for a particular noun, depending on the context and nuance. For example: 내 남동생이 예전에 노란 카나리아 한 마리를 키웠었는데, 아빠가 실수로 죽였어. 왜냐면 ...
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I'm confused about subject and topic markers

As the title says, I'm confused about subject/topic markers. So I have a few questions about how they are used. Q1. Why is 출구는 used for A1, A3-5, but 출구가 is used for A2? A: (1)“Where should I go to ...
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Sentences with two subject markers [duplicate]

For example, the sentence: 내가 애기가 있어요. has two subject markers (가). What are rules or situations to know about when two subject markers are used and why?
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A subject marker question

A. 저는 여기가 처음이에요. B. 저는 이전에 여기 온 적있어요. Questions 여기 has a subject marker in the first sentence. Why is 여기 the subject? Shouldn't "I"(저) be the subject? Why is 여기 a subject in sentence A but not the ...
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In this sentence, does 되는 function as an adjective? verb?

한국어의 모든 자음은, 받침으로 사용할 수 있지만, 음절의 끝소리가 되는 자음은 ‘ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅇ’의 7가지입니다. This question is about 되는. Usually 는 is is a marker for subjects or adjectives. I thought 되는 자음은 might be an ...
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What does 는 refer to in this sentence?

친구가 되는 사람이고 싶다 This means, I want to be a person that can become a friend. Usually words that end in 는 are "subjects" or "adjectives". Is (친구가 되)는 an adjective in this sentence? If not, what is it?
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Using 은/는 or 에 for a place

Question and answer: 백화점은 어땠습니까? 1.백화점에 사람 아주 많았습니다. 2.백화점은 사람 아주 많았습니다. The question and the answer #1 is from a Korean textbook (not written by a native Korean). I am not sure if the answer #2 is ...
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Is it possible to make a list of the (12+?) different meanings of the 이/가 particle (and what would that list be)?

I think learners tend to get obsessed with the subject particle, and I'm no different! This answer mentions that there are 12 or more different meanings to the 이/가 particle, but I don't recall ...
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When using descriptive verbs (형용사), does adding the subject particle 이/가 onto the thing being described make any difference?

It seems that 'the thing being described' is the subject of a descriptive verb, so 그 여자 예뻐요 basically means the same as 그 여자가 예뻐요 My question is : Is there any difference at all in the ...