Typically, you would say 「彼は寿司が好きです。」 to say "He likes sushi." But assuming the "topic" of the sentence was something else and you couldn't use は without repeating it (if that's an option), what particles would you use? …彼◯寿司◯好きです。

Edit: Should also clarify that I mean the subject is necessary. Removing 彼 or the person's name is not an option.


Just use a pause, although this would be informal.

  • 彼、寿司好き.

Although, I don't see why you can't repeat using a は.

  • 食べ物は彼は寿司が好きです。

Why is this not an option for you? Can you give examples or more context?

  • This is just something I thought of recently and didn't know what was appropriate. I was under the impression that you shouldn't use は more than once per clause, but if that's okay, then that answers my question. Thank you! – charlieshades Jan 14 '16 at 20:33
  • The sentence 食べ物は彼は寿司が好きです sounds awkward or even incorrect to me. I would say something like 食べ物では彼は寿司が好きです or 彼の好きな食べ物は寿司です, but in the former, it is arguable that the は in 食べ物では is not a topic marker but a contrastive particle, so I am not sure it answers the OP’s question. – Tsuyoshi Ito Jan 17 '16 at 15:08

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