는 (topic or contrast particle) vs 가 (subject particle)
jreidy 2395
What eludes me is when to choose 는 (topic or contrast particle) vs 가 (subject particle).

내일은 저는 일해요. Tomorrow, I work. http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/lessons/l1l9/ L1 Lesson 9 / topic,subject particles / 는, 가 Why '내일' gets '은' probably key concept I can't quite grasp.

Why not say 내일 저가 일해요.
June 2014
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    alex 1705 656 31848
    @jreidy - This is probably one of the trickiest things in Korean. I'm sure I still mix up 은/는 and 이/가 sometimes.

    To be honest, my best answer to your question "Why not say 내일 제가 일해요?" is that it just sounds weird. I don't know that there is a rock solid explanation for this, or one that makes it clear in all circumstances which one you're supposed to pick. Absorb what you can through explanations of these different particles, then just try to gather enough examples of each so you get a better feel for the nuance.
    July 2014