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evelynkiyoko_231953
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Is this grammatically correct?

Postby evelynkiyoko_231953 » January 24th, 2017 1:35 am

Hello, i used to learn Korean few months ago but only for 2 months and i recently i went to Korea. I want to write captions in social media but i don't know whether this is grammatically correct or not. Since i have couples of Korean followers, i need to make it right. So here's the thing that i want to write on my caption

"항상 매운 떡볶이 먹어싶은데, 일본에서 매운것은 별로 없으니까, 이렇게 진짜 매운 떡볶이 먹을수있어서 정말 행복했어. 야, 매운맛 난 너 많이 그리웠어"

Really looking forward for any help. Thankyou!!

community.korean
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Re: Is this grammatically correct?

Postby community.korean » January 26th, 2017 8:38 am

Hello,

Thank you for posting. To take a look at what you wrote, one way to change it would be:

항상 매운 떡볶이 먹어싶은데, 일본에서 매운것은 별로 없으니까, 이렇게 진짜 매운 떡볶이 먹을수있어서 정말 행복했어. 야, 매운맛 난 너 많이 그리웠어
-->항상 매운 떡볶이가 먹고 싶었는데 일본에는 별로 없어 못 먹었는데..이렇게 매운 떡볶이를 먹을 수 있어 정말 행복해. 아, 매운맛아 니가 그리웠어!

Just remember that grammatically, 니가 is incorrect, and 네가 is the correct version, but in texts like this even Native Koreans use '니가'.

Cheers,
Lyn
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azillaabdullah5991
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Re: Is this grammatically correct?

Postby azillaabdullah5991 » February 15th, 2017 10:12 am

Hi Teacher :),

I have one question, why 니가 is grammatically incorrect?

감사합니다.

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Re: Is this grammatically correct?

Postby community.korean » February 16th, 2017 12:30 pm

Hello,

Thank you for posting. When the postpositional particle '가' comes after '너', it becomes '네', which is why '네가' is the grammatically correct phrase.
However, as it is difficult to pronounce when you are talking, you will hear people saying '니가' (especially in spoken Korean). This colloquial phrase, although widely used, is grammatically incorrect.

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