Hi guys! I'm a beginner in Japanese language and since it's a requirement in my degree program to have units of foreign language, I took Japanese. I am just starting to learn and I am confused on how the Japanese pattern translates into English? For example, I know it means, My name is Rei but is it the same as Rei is my name? Another one is, It means My wife is Sakura-san but it is the same as Sakura-san is my wife? Is it correct to say, I've also read in Genki that Japanese pattern tends to put the topic at the end of the sentence.