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nel_ikuta wrote:


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um..im not posting any answers, i got a question
whats the difference between wa and ga?
i find that the most difficult to understand, i've tried from other sources too, but i couldn't get it...


Hope these would help u...(^_^)...

~Particle Wa is used in order to indicate a subject while placing the emphasis on the predicate.

ex:

~Kore wa hon desu.
~This is a book.

~Particle Ga is used to emphasize the subject.

ex:

~Hon ga arimasu.
~There is a book.


um...im sry but...i still dont get it
i believe i've seen that many times everywhere, always about subjects and what not...but they're BOTH for subjects O_O
so...can u explain again with more examples and less "complicated" words?

baby words are easier to understand
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1.This is a man
2.That is a book
3.That is a chair
4.This is a flower
5.This is a dog
6.This is a pencil
7.There is a woman
trust me i didn't copy...
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Posted 5/21/08 , edited 5/21/08

LZhao91 wrote:


nel_ikuta wrote:


LZhao91 wrote:

um..im not posting any answers, i got a question
whats the difference between wa and ga?
i find that the most difficult to understand, i've tried from other sources too, but i couldn't get it...


Hope these would help u...(^_^)...

~Particle Wa is used in order to indicate a subject while placing the emphasis on the predicate.

ex:

~Kore wa hon desu.
~This is a book.

~Particle Ga is used to emphasize the subject.

ex:

~Hon ga arimasu.
~There is a book.


um...im sry but...i still dont get it
i believe i've seen that many times everywhere, always about subjects and what not...but they're BOTH for subjects O_O
so...can u explain again with more examples and less "complicated" words?

baby words are easier to understand


it's okay..(^_^)..sorry if i won't be able to explain it very well...
based on those japanese phrases/sentences i've read in dictionaries & books, (if i'm not mistaken) the use of ga also depends on the speaker...(how should i put this)...

example.

words:
onaka~stomach
itai~hurt

1.Onaka ga itai.
My stomach aches.

words:
anata-you
suki~like

2.Anata ga suki desu.
I like you.

~in number 1,Instead of saying "watashi no onaka", by using "ga", it already means that the speaker's stomach is the one that is aching...
~hmmm...this is the simplest example i cud give u...(^_^)...if u have other questions, i'd gladly answer them if ever i know the answers...(^_^) & btw, sorry if i'm not good in giving explanations...hihi....^^


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it's okay..(^_^)..sorry if i won't be able to explain it very well...
based on those japanese phrases/sentences i've read in dictionaries & books, (if i'm not mistaken) the use of ga also depends on the speaker...(how should i put this)...

example.

words:
onaka~stomach
itai~hurt

1.Onaka ga itai.
My stomach aches.

words:
anata-you
suki~like

2.Anata ga suki desu.
I like you.

~in number 1,Instead of saying "watashi no onaka", by using "ga", it already means that the speaker's stomach is the one that is aching...
~hmmm...this is the simplest example i cud give u...(^_^)...if u have other questions, i'd gladly answer them if ever i know the answers...(^_^) & btw, sorry if i'm not good in giving explanations...hihi....^^




i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu
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LZhao91 wrote:

it's okay..(^_^)..sorry if i won't be able to explain it very well...
based on those japanese phrases/sentences i've read in dictionaries & books, (if i'm not mistaken) the use of ga also depends on the speaker...(how should i put this)...

example.

words:
onaka~stomach
itai~hurt

1.Onaka ga itai.
My stomach aches.

words:
anata-you
suki~like

2.Anata ga suki desu.
I like you.

~in number 1,Instead of saying "watashi no onaka", by using "ga", it already means that the speaker's stomach is the one that is aching...
~hmmm...this is the simplest example i cud give u...(^_^)...if u have other questions, i'd gladly answer them if ever i know the answers...(^_^) & btw, sorry if i'm not good in giving explanations...hihi....^^




i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu

sentence to word?..what do u mean by sentence to word neechan?...i'll juz give some more examples...^^,

wa:

1. Karera wa watashi no tomodachi desu.
~They are my friends.

karera-They (plural for man)
watashi no-my
tomodachi-friends

2. Otoko ga imasu.
~There is a man.

Otoko-man
imasu-is used for person. (there is)
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i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu

sentence to word?..what do u mean by sentence to word neechan?...i'll juz give some more examples...^^,

wa:

1. Karera wa watashi no tomodachi desu.
~They are my friends.

karera-They (plural for man)
watashi no-my
tomodachi-friends

2. Otoko ga imasu.
~There is a man.

Otoko-man
imasu-is used for person. (there is)


im sry, my sentence must have been hard to understand lol
i meant like..can u give me some english sentences and i'll try to write it out in japanese?
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i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu


sentence to word?..what do u mean by sentence to word neechan?...i'll juz give some more examples...^^,

wa:

1. Karera wa watashi no tomodachi desu.
~They are my friends.

karera-They (plural for man)
watashi no-my
tomodachi-friends

2. Otoko ga imasu.
~There is a man.

Otoko-man
imasu-is used for person. (there is)


im sry, my sentence must have been hard to understand lol
i meant like..can u give me some english sentences and i'll try to write it out in japanese?


ah...sou ka...^^,

for ga:

1. I love rice cakes. ^^,

for wa:

1. That is a house.

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watashi ga "rice cakes" o suki desu?

sore wa uchi desu
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i'm learning just by reading your post....
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1.Kore wa otoko desu. That is a man
2.Sore wa hon desu. This is a book
3.Sore wa isu desu. This is a chair
4.Kore wa hana desu. That is a flower
5.Kore wa inu desu. That is a dog
6.Kore wa empitsu desu. That is a pencil
7.Onna ga imasu. There is a woman
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Posted 5/22/08 , edited 5/22/08

LZhao91 wrote:


i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu




"Wa" is the topic marker whereas "Ga" is the subject marker.
The particles "wa" (は) and "ga" (が): The particle "wa" marks the topic of the sentence and the particle "ga" marks the subject of the sentence. In the example, "I know where you live" (watashi wa anata ga doko ni sunde iru ka shitte iru), "I" would be the topic while "you" would be the subject.
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LZhao91 wrote:


i think i sorta got it now...so ga is used when you're talking about oneself, and wa is used for broader subjects
ga is more for specifics right? and wa is for general? O_O

can u give me some sentences to word in japanese using wa and ga so i can separate the difference between the 2? onegaishimasu




"Wa" is the topic marker whereas "Ga" is the subject marker.
The particles "wa" (は) and "ga" (が): The particle "wa" marks the topic of the sentence and the particle "ga" marks the subject of the sentence. In the example, "I know where you live" (watashi wa anata ga doko ni sunde iru ka shitte iru), "I" would be the topic while "you" would be the subject.


oh...okay
do u mind giving me some english sentences like those and i try to translate to japanese?
altho..could u provide the vocabs for me...like the words, just dont tell me whether its "ga" or "wa"?

please and thank you!! =D
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omg...this is much big help for me...at first im quite confused..but right now, i get it one by one...^^
just one question: can u give translate some simple words into japanese? like, what is the Japanese for house, cat, box, handkerchief, notebook, towel, bag, and many more......if its okay with you!!....

thnx n advance....and hope im not bothering you guys...^_^
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ga_syiena wrote:

omg...this is much big help for me...at first im quite confused..but right now, i get it one by one...^^
just one question: can u give translate some simple words into japanese? like, what is the Japanese for house, cat, box, handkerchief, notebook, towel, bag, and many more......if its okay with you!!....

thnx n advance....and hope im not bothering you guys...^_^


Lol sure.. no prob...
uh.. i only know a little bit tho..
"cat" is "neko"
"house" is "ie"
"dog" is "inu"

Yeh just ask me and i'll try to find it for you
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i also wanna ask: is the characters in Japanese written both in Katakana and Hiragana? (combination when u write in Japanese?) please do tell me the answer!!...thnx..^_^

if u dont know what im asking here, then i will ask it in more simpler way....
when we write in Japanese do we use Hiragana or Katakana or Both???
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