8 Answered Questions for the topic particle が

Particle が Grammar Japanese Particles

05/28/19

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

05/23/19

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

05/09/19

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
Particle が Grammar Japanese Particles

05/07/19

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

04/29/19

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
Particle が Grammar Japanese Nuances

04/13/19

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
Particle が Grammar Japanese Particles

03/29/19

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
Particle が Grammar Japanese Subjects

03/21/19

Double subject construction?

I've recently been having trouble with constructions that seem to mark two subjects in the same clause. I've only encountered them in ~の方が... constructions, but I can't seem to make sense of them... more

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