6 Answered Questions for the topic particle を

Particle を Grammar Japanese Particles


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
Particle を Grammar Japanese Particles


Why are we allowed to use を particle with na-adjectives?

Can someone explain the usage of a _na_-adjective with the を particle? I cannot understand why we can say > ほうれん草を嫌いな人もいる。 because I'd thought that it had to be a が or の particle instead of... more
Particle を Grammar Japanese


Do "direct object を" and "directional を" occupy the same slot?

*A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar* (ADoBJG) lists more than one を particle. In particular: - On page 347, it lists **o**<sup>1</sup>, *a particle which marks a direct object*. -... 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
Particle を Grammar Japanese Particles


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 を Grammar Japanese


Two を in a single sentence - how to understand it?

In the book I'm reading (「キッチン」 by 吉本{よしもと}ばなな) I have found the following sentence: > うしろで雄一がぞうきんを手に床をふいてくれていた。 I guess it can be translated to something like (sorry for a quite literal... more

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