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neuroneuster wrote:

what is the difference between GA and O/wO?


Those are particles, right?
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yes, it's a particle.
I hope you can include examples as well.
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Yeah, I dont understand that either. ga... o... wo.... whats the difference? When and where will you use them?

ex. Isha o yonde kudasai. (Please call the doctor, right?)

Why cant it be "isha wo yonde kudasai" or "isha ga yonde kudasai"?


Ah, this group did have it. Never mind.

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neuroneuster wrote:

what is the difference between GA and O/wO?


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Rx2D wrote:

Yeah, I dont understand that either. ga... o... wo.... whats the difference? When and where will you use them?

ex. Isha o yonde kudasai. (Please call the doctor, right?)

Why cant it be "isha wo yonde kudasai" or "isha ga yonde kudasai"?


Ah, this group did have it. Never mind.



isha wo yonde kudasai actually means, "please call the doctor"
Posted 6/20/08
i dont know much japanese but u guys spelled onne-san as onesan and the wrong i know that
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warukyureangel31 wrote:

i dont know much japanese but u guys spelled onne-san as onesan and the wrong i know that


What do you mean? Onee-san as in older sister?

Wait...I'm going to check.
Posted 7/5/08

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warukyureangel31 wrote:

i dont know much japanese but u guys spelled onne-san as onesan and the wrong i know that


What do you mean? Onee-san as in older sister?

Wait, I'm going to check.


yes thats wat i mean man u guys sure take a long time to answer back i was just reading one of ur japanese setences
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yes thats wat i mean man u guys sure take a long time to answer back i was just reading one of ur japanese setences


In Japanese characters, the term "older sister" is written as this: おねえさん , which, if you translate in Romaji (roman alphabet) character-for-character, is written this way: oneesan.

お - o
ね - ne
え - e
さ - sa
ん - n

One note though: え(e) after ね(ne) is just to emphasize the long "e" sound. It's not meant to be translated in romaji as well (although some still do). The more accurate romaji translation of おねえさん is onesan.

Anyway, I hope I explained it well, warukyureangel13.
Posted 7/5/08

ehcie-utada wrote:


warukyureangel31 wrote:



yes thats wat i mean man u guys sure take a long time to answer back i was just reading one of ur japanese setences


In Japanese characters, the term "older sister" is written as this: おねえさん , which, if you translate in Romaji (roman alphabet) character-for-character, is written this way: oneesan.

お - o
ね - ne
え - e
さ - sa
ん - n

One note though: え(e) after ね(ne) is just to emphasize the long "e" sound. It's not meant to be translated in romaji as well (although some still do). The more accurate romaji translation of おねえさん is onesan.

Anyway, I hope I explained it well, warukyureangel31.


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This really helps.. I wanna learn more..
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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08

neuroneuster wrote:

what is the difference between GA and O/wO?







Wa and ga usually follow the subjects (remote or immediate) of sentences.

ga
ga is always used after question words such as nani or nan (what), dare (who), itsu (when), etc.

example:itsu ni nani ga arimasu ka? meaning --> what is on the chair?

ga is customary to use after the immediate subject when the predicate that follows is a form of -aru (to be, have), -iru (to need), hoshii (to be desired), etc.

example: o-sake ga arimasu. meaning --> i have sake.


O/wo
wo and o are the same in meaning and usage the difference is when you prounce it and on what instances.

wo is pronounce as "wo" if it follows a word ending in "n".

example: sono jigyo ni hyakuman wo toshi shita. meaning--> i invested a million in that enterprise.

however, if wo is used after a word ending in vowel, "w" prounced nearly inaudible thats why in some textbooks or conversations they use "o" instead of the whole "wo" particle.

example: hiyo wo motsu. meaning --> to bear expenses.


PS: i hope i helped a little.. ^_^
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