The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemAdding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelIrregular PredicatesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsDesireNumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에

있다 and 없다

We explore the words   and .

Existence

The adjectives  and are used to describe the existence or non-existence of an object in physical space.
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Where is (the) school?
 
(It) is in Busan.
   
Is there coffee in (the) cup?
There is no coffee.

Posession

The adjective 있다 and 없다 indicate that subject of a sentence is possessed.
박규희  
Kyuhee Park has the ticket.
 
(They) have the letter.

Predicates with 있다 and 없다

Some adjectives contains 있다 and 없다 to indicate a subject has or lacks a quality.
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!
How's the music?
It's fun!
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어, 
It's going to snow?
Yeah, definitely.
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