Japanese Grammar

What Are Japanese Particles? Understanding Wa, Ga, and More

In Japanese, particles are called 助詞 (joshi) or てにをは (tenioha). These one-syllable building blocks within a Japanese sentence follow immediately after a noun, verb, or adjective. They modify each of these words, indicating what the word’s role is within the sentence. In this article, we’re going to cover the major Japanese particles, how they work, …

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Japanese Sentence Structure: Do’s, Don’t’s, and Other Helpful Tips

The rules governing Japanese sentence structure are quite different from those of English sentence structure. Many learners struggle with how to best approach that difference. Some box Japanese sentence structure into an SOV (Subject Oject Verb) formula in order to compare it to the SVO (Subject Verb Object) structure that English takes. Others argue that …

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