wa/ga

  1. 王耀华

    日本語は / が難しいと思う

    こんにちは。 「日本語は/が難しいと思う。」という文に、どの助詞を使ったほうがいいでしょうか? 従属節に「は」を使ってはいけないとよく教えられますが、ここで「は」を使ってもいいのではないかと思っています。 日本の皆さんはどう思いますか?もし「は」を使っても良ければ、その理由を教えていただけませんか? よろしくお願いします。
  2. A

    The difference between wa (は) and ga (が)

    When I started learning Japanese, I became aware of these two Japanese particles that have no direct English translation, meaning their rules must be learned from scratch. I found it difficult to determine when to use は or が in a sentence, and which nouns required which particles. However, I...
  3. guachimingo

    私が and 私は

    What is the difference between 私alfはです and 私alfがです?
  4. shisuki

    学生は誰, 誰が学生

    hello .I really have some confuse when I use が and は....
  5. G

    Dare ga omae wo suki da to itta

    Hello I have a hard time translating that title for myself so can somebody explain the grammar used while translating? Maybe it will help to make things clearer in my head: だれがおまえをすきだといった I guess I should split it that way to make the understanding easier: だれが おまえをすきだ といった Though it should be...
  6. ihitokage

    背中が痛みます

    Hey. Need some assistance with this grammar if you don't mind. I have learned this grammar: 私は背中がいたみます。 and 私はスポーツがうまいです。 The thing that confuses me is why there is watashi ha in the beginning. Why the particle ha? I would translate it like this by my understanding: 私の背中は痛みます。 and 私はスポーツ...
  7. Q

    Hana wa tēburu no ue ni arimasu.

    Hana wa te-buru no ue ni arimasu. It's translated as: The flowers are on the table. I always that the sentence should be this: Hana ga te-buru no ue ni arimasu. Though from what I know, the translatation is: There are flowers on the table. Is the first sentence correct? And normally used...
  8. lammn

    数学が得意だけれど、英語は苦手だ

    To moderator: please feel free to split this into a new thread because we are now discussing the difference between が and は. Hello, Strutter, First of all, thank you very much for your detailed reply. :) Sorry, my previous question is actually a rhetoric question. (It is equivalent to...
  9. G

    Passive Form in Japanese + GA/WA

    Hello I'm learning at the moment the passive form in japanese. everything is fine so far until I stumble upon the GA particle (my nightmare). Here are sentences from Minnha no Nihongo I don't get the structure very well: GA/WA - furansu de mukashi no nihon no e GA hakkensaremashita why not...
  10. YangMuye

    私が・は本を読むとき

    “私?本を読むとき?、眼鏡を掛けます。” 「は」「の」「が」「×」Which particle should be used here? As I know, “私「は」本を読むとき「×」、眼鏡を掛けます。” seams native. Can I use “私「が」本を読むとき「は」、眼鏡を掛けます。”? I have seen 「が」 sometimes can be replaced with 「の」, will it work here? ご指導お願いします。
  11. J

    ga aru/ ha arimasen

    It says that "ha" is used instead of "ga" in yes/no or negative "ga aru" sentences, but the chart they display shows: Noun + ga + nai (arimasen) Noun + ga + inai (imasen) Two of the examples they give after that says: soko ni pen ha arimasu ka? and koko ni jisho ha arimasen. Is there any reason...
  12. L

    のは私です

    I'm a little confused. As I see it, "日本語を勉強しているのは私です" means "The person who is learning Japanese is me." Does "日本語を勉強しているのは私です" mean the same as "日本語を勉強している人は私です", I wonder? Moderator Note: Split from here.
  13. M

    Adjectives and が

    Hello, I am confused about some adjectives when used with が. Why is it that 怖い means "scary" but 猫が怖い means "I'm scared of cats" and not "Cats are scary"? うらやましい means "jealous" but きみこがうらやましい means "I'm jealous of Kimiko" instead of "Kimiko is jealous." I'm sure there are more (anyone know...
  14. languageguru

    ミラさんから来た手紙はどこですか

    this one too, i think the particle should be は or が but if you think another fits better please let me know. ミラさんから来た手紙 ? どこですか。
  15. languageguru

    授業が終わったら、復習しておいてください

    in the following sentence should は or が be used? 授業 ? 終わったら、復習しておいてください。
  16. T

    彼は家がとても広いです

    Hello everyone, I just have a simple question for you..:) Q.)Is there any difference between these two sentences... 1.**彼の家はとても広いです。** 2.**彼は家がとても広いです** (<-私のです)  The second is my attempt, I seen a sentence of a similar structure (彼は足が長いです) and wanted to try it for myself :o  So does it...
  17. S

    Watashi wa nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu

    Why 'ga' after 'nihongo' in sentences? I've just started learning Japanese, and I've already learned things like asking someone if they understand English or Japanese. Aswell as asking for directions, saying hello, thank you, and so on.. Now, one of the sentences I learned was "Watashi wa...
  18. F

    李さんは(が?)言いました

    おはよう、わたしはこの 日本語forum 初めて へ来ます 。 Hi, everyone! NO1.「日本語を勉強するのは、楽しいです。」と、李さんは言いました。 NO2. 背の高い男の人が、「田中さんですか。代表団の李です。」と言いました。 I have read some rule about ha and ga, but still meet many problems in readings:( In above sentence, ha and ga are interchangable? By the way: 日本語を勉強するのは、楽しいです VS...
  19. F

    グレッグの犬は耳が小さいです

    I was just reading up about using は and が in the same sentence, and I was just wondering if somebody could check if this is right. グレグ の 犬 は 耳 が ちいちい です。 Greg's dog has small ears. Any help is much appreciated.
  20. fitter.happier

    は/が + existence

    I can't grasp the difference between these two sentences. 猫は部屋にいる。 椅子が台所にあった。 Both express a meaning of existence (いる / ある), though they employ two different particles. Could I say 椅子は台所にあった as well? Thanks in advance!
  21. cheshire

    Is が really a subject marker?

    Is "ga (が)" really a subject marker, or an unmarked "wa (は)"? 日本語は主題言語であり、主語言語ではないとします。つまり、日本語においては主語はないとします。 氷は大きい。花はきれいだ。 これらはごく普通の文を発するときに言います。ふつう=無標です。 クイズをします。大きいのはなんですか?きれいなのはなんですか? 氷が大きい。花がきれいだ。 これはXはなんですか?に対する答えです。特別に名詞を選び出して答えているので、特別=有標です。...
  22. B

    subject vs topic

    what are the differences between a subject and a topic?
  23. B

    The Difference between wa and ga

    please help me differentiate the usage of wa and ga. i don't quite get it, it seems almost the same. thank you for your assistance.
  24. J

    日本語が/は複雑ですね

    Thanks, Cheshire, for the detailed explanation of the difference in nuance. やっぱり、日本語が複雑ですね。:eek: Moderator note This thread has been branched from another JP thread. I tentatively define the topic of this thread as は/が preference in the above sentence.
  25. Whodunit

    difference between は and が

    こんにちは友人、 :) I think this is a very basic question, but I'd like to ask it nevertheless. What is the difference between the particles wa (は) and ga (が)? From my experience, I'd say that wa could correspond to the determined nominative case and ga to the indetermined nominative. Let me show you...
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