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Grammar 문법

 7-3. Possession words and the particle 의 The possession marker 의 follows a word to make it possessive, or to make it a “modifier” of the following word. All you do is add 의 to the word to make it possessive.

Example sentences 1. 저의 성적은 좋아요. My grades are good.

4. 저의 남자친구가 서른 살이에요. My boyfriend is 30 years old.

2. 저의 친구는 일본 사람입니다. My friend is Japanese.

5. 너의 차가 비싸? Is your car expensive?

3. 당신의 선생님은 지혜 선생님입니까? Is your teacher Mrs. Jihye?

6. 나의 차는 도요타예요. My car is a Toyota.

요 isn’t used as it’s too polite for 너.

NOTE: The 의 hangul is pronounced like “we” with your bottom lip pulled back. HOWEVER, in the following cases you might hear it pronounced as 에. 1. When it’s at the end of a word. (especially after 받침) 2. When it’s spoken fast. You can also use 의 after names and titles to show possession. After names it acts like (‘s) Example sentences 1. 조지의 차입니다. It is George’s car.

4. 이것은 아버지의 펜입니까? Is this father’s pen?

2. 선생님의 사과입니다. It is teacher’s apple.

5. 이것은 친구의 책입니다. This is my friend’s book.

3. 어머니의 바나나예요. It’s my mother’s banana.

6. 그것은 동생의 요거트예요. That’s my sibling’s yogurt.

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