8 Answered Questions for the topic particle が
Why is it 日本語がわかります instead of 日本語をわかります?
From what I understand, `は` is the topic marker, `が` is the subject marker, and `を` is the object marker. One of the first sentences I learned doesn't seem to fit the rules I described above. The... more
私は猫が好き and 猫は私が好き?
<sup>I'm an absolute beginner. I've learned Japanese in my spare time for less than two months. This is my first question here. Even though I think this question is potentially trivial, it's... more
Passive form - The exact difference between を and が?
I've seen this question asked before, but i feel the answer didn't quite answer all my questions, so here goes. Now, I am rather sure that this: >ケーキが食べられた Means: >The cake was eaten. (by... more
What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
When is it correct to use は but not が, and when is it correct to use が but not は? Are there any times when you can use either without changing the meaning of the sentence? How does switching change... more
Meaning of volitional passive form?
> お姉ちゃんに何を**言われようが**、まる子はウキウキ気分なのであった。 > What was said by her sister ???? but, Maruko felt cheerful. I can't think of any way in which something which is passive can also be volitional. How... more
Why does 「電話は切れた」 sound more adversarial than 「電話が切れた」?
I noticed that while 「…、電話が切れた」 sounds just like a neutral phrase ("... and the call got cut off."), 「…、電話は切れた」 sounds more like you were negatively affected / that the person on the other side... more
The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb?
When using the potential form of a verb, I was taught that the particle を becomes が. However, in real life this seems to not always be the case. I've even heard Japanese people use を instead of が... more