Level 1 Lesson 9 / topic,subject marking particles / 은, 는, 이, 가

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This lesson will introduce the topic marking particles and the subject marking particles in the Korean language. The topic marking particles and the subject marking particles play a very important role in Korean so it’s very important that you learn them well. But even some advanced-level speakers of the language can make mistakes regarding these particles, so please don’t worry even if you don’t get them right away. You will eventually be able to use them naturally after some practice. Today’s lesson is our first introduction to the particles. Make sure you read the PDF file as well. Thank you! Please feel free to ask any questions in the comment!

You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Ben

    Haha, “I’m not tired, don’t lie!”

  • Alyssa

    (i dont know how to change my keys to korean on my laptop) A question regarding the topic marking particle ‘neun’. in the e-/book there’s an example where the particle neun is placed next to the ‘this'(i-geo).. I’m wondering, will it still have the same meaning if ‘neun’ is placed next to ‘apple’ (‘sa-gwa’)?? Or will that be just grammatically incorrect if it were the case?