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Passive or active object?

The sentence inu ga suki is translated as I like dogs. But why don't we translate it as Dogs like ... (something/someone)? For example, for a question Who likes meat? we can answer inu ga suki.
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Logic behind 「わかってくれ」

I'm someone who always tries to get behind the logic of every grammar point, and for Japanese, my endeavor has been fruitful most of the time. But not always, for example when わかる is used as an ...
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Why is に used in 若者が元気に溢れている?

Why is に used in a sentence like this? 若者が元気に溢れている I thought it was: 若者に元気が溢れている I know に is used as an indirect object marker. Could someone tell me the difference between direct and indirect ...
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What's the nuance behind using を要らない as opposed to が要らない?

I was reading the lyrics of a song and found the following line: あの人あたしをいらない From the original English song, I can tell that the meaning is that "that person no longer needs me", but why does it ...
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Do the following, and similar sentences, work grammatically?

Just the title basically. 私の家族の中で私の母が料理が一番上手です。 私の家族の中で私が私の父が一番好きです。 Thank you for any, and all, help!
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Why is 文学**の**好きな人 ungrammatical?

When saying 文学の好きな人はいますか? I was corrected to 文学が好きな人はいますか? Why aren't both possibilities correct? I thought that ga can always be replaced by no in phrases that are used attributively.
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Help parsing a sentence with possibly embed relatives

“はっきりとしてくれないわたしが好きな人”より“はっきりとしているわたしを好きな人”を憎からず はっきりとして=Be clear くれない=not give to me わたしが好きな人=The person I like [はっきりとしてくれない]>わたしが好きな人 so はっきりとしてくれない modifies わたし or はっきりとしてくれない modifies 人 The ...
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How would I translate "someone who likes (something)" into Japanese?

The specific sentence that came up when I was practicing with my study buddy today was, "Do you know anyone who likes sports?" My best guess was: だれかスポーツが好きな人を知っていますか? But since 好き is an ...
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When to use を with 気になる

Most things I've seen claim that 気になる is an intransitive verb and that one major difference from 気にする is the transitivity. This includes examples from this site. However, a native speaker recently ...
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The use of が, は and を in 私は総てを愛している

Is the を interchangeable with が in this case? And if I say 私が総てを愛している does it mean 'I'm everything that I love'?
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Justifying が into を

How do I handle a sentence in which I would normally have two が? For example, 彼がその本を読んでる。 彼はその話題があまり分からん。 are normal sentences with slight distinction in meaning between が and は there, but what if I ...
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Why is it possible to use を好き?

「……だが駄目だ。私はシンと出会ってしまった。私は愛を知ってしまった。シンのいない世界に意味などなく、シンのいない人生に価値などない。——精霊たちのことを好きというのも、偽らざる真実だ。けれど、シンと再び出会うためなら、私はその全てを捨てることができる」 Why is it possible to use を好き rather than the normal が好き in this ...
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を好き instead of が好き

I saw this dialogue in an anime; 柑菜{かんな} is a girl in love with 海{かい}, and a short before this happened visited 海's house. A knows of 柑菜 feelings, since there was a dialogue in which she kinda ...
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What's wrong with my sentence?

I'm constantly practicing and creating new japanese phrases in my head, so far it has been easy to speak it, although without a computer it's hard to write the alphabets, I get confused with all the ...
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Can を be use instead of が?

I've heard that を is sometimes used instead of が nowadays. Although it is strictly incorrect it is becoming more common. Is this true ? For example: お茶を好きです 車を欲しいです
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