When the agent takes を in the causative form?
I've seen a few sets of terminology when referring to the causative form, so for the basic case, I will use the following:
`instigator が agent に 〇〇 を ｖ－させる。`
In its most basic, text-book form, we...
I think that she thinks that I think she is dumb?
Just trying have some fun with Japanese grammar, but the sentence in the title has me stumped. I just don't understand Japanese particles enough to even know where to begin. Here is my best attempt...
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...
What is the difference between "に" and "には"?
The title should be pretty self-explanatory. What meanings does each convey? And in what kinds of circumstances would one be used instead of the other?
For example, what are the differences...
What is the significance of の in 「鳥の詩」?
I've seen it used in many places, and sometimes it feels like a connection between words.
For example in 「鳥の詩」 (tori no uta), it looks as if the の is connecting 鳥 (tori) and 詩 (uta), and I would...
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...
からだけ vs "だけから", which is grammatical?
Good afternoon all,
I was wondering when we chain particles, should "から" come before "だけ", or should it be the other way round?
For example, I'm expecting a mail from 健一, a mail from 健二, and a...
Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?
I'm curious if there is any difference in nuance between these two sentences:
I'm aware that grammatically speaking both are 100% right, but this question...
What are the differences between 〜ので and 〜から?
When I was studying this, my 先生 kind of brushed over the point, and then years later, I realize that they are different, but I don't know exactly how.
The only thing I understand is that ので is...
Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis?
When are なんて and なんか used as emphasis in casual speech? Are they used when you're surprised, angry or can it be both? What sort of feeling does it convey to the listener compared to a normal...
What is the difference between 〜となる and 〜になる?
Is it a nuance difference? Is it formality?
I just made that example up, but for some reason, my...
Meaning of のだろう?
I'm not sure when should I use particle の in front of だろう/でしょう?
Is のだろう used when the speaker wonders about something to himself?
For example, what would be the translation of these...
The use of "ne" in a sentence?
I am confused by the use of object in the sentence.In the sentence> *Io me ne sono ricordato*What is the meaning of *me* or *ne*?
How to say "also" or "too"?
The sentence "I also ate in Tokyo" can mean three different things:
>*(Aside from my friends who ate there), I also ate in Tokyo.*
>*(Aside from the other places where I tried local...
How does ほど work in the 〜すれば〜するほど construction?
I understand that 〜すれば〜するほど is used to mean "the more you do ~ the more ~".
However, I don't see how this meaning is derived from this sentence pattern. I assume the ば is from the conditional...