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助詞「が」. Nominative case particle, typically indicating the subject of a verb or other predicate. Also a conjunctive particle and, in Classical Japanese, a genitive case particle.

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Use of が in 「毎日が地獄です。」

Recently, I came across the following phrase written on a T-shirt:「毎日が地獄です。」. I'm trying to understand the use of が in this context. After discussing with native speakers, I gathered the following ...
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The role of が in 家が火事だよ

(This question is a follow-up to this comment thread.) I came across the sentence 家が火事だよ,† and although the meaning is clear from context, I'm struggling to understand what's going on grammatically. ...
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Is exhaustive-listing が here acting like a topic marker?

This comes from a podcast where the speaker is describing the two reasons why feeling Mono no aware is difficult to do, with 1. there is no time due to responsibilities and 2. that with the influence ...
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Usage and reason for が in XというのがYだ sentence

These are two replies from a long Twitter debate over broadly whether Japan should increase military spending for threats of foreign invasion (much more but not important here, DeepL translation): [A]...
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Is it possible to use のが twice in a sentence?

I'm doing a project for my Japanese class and I'm trying to write the question "I enjoy learning about Japan." And the only way I can think to do that is 「私は日本を学ぶのがするのが楽しいです。」 is that ...
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が instead of を: 内定**が**もらえるようになりました [duplicate]

Why is the particle が and not を here? 金融系の会社を受けたところ、内定がもらえるようになりました。
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How is「大口を叩く」 being used in this sentence?

I'm playing イナズマイレブンGO, and ran into this sentence. それでよく あの大口が叩けたな。 (Some context: The person speaking just realized that the person that challenged him is new to soccer.) It appears that he's using ...
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Usage of 誰が in a sentence like this one

Context: The character A made B favorite's food, B is sorta tsundere and didn't want to eat this. So after B takes a bite, A said this: はは……。好きものめ。銜えただけで、顔がとろけているぞ "Haha, you really love it. Just ...
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Three different particles for same object

I am a bit confused by the sentences in the below image, especially the third one where が follows お酒. Surely お酒 is still either the topic or the object in that sentence, so why is the subject marker が ...
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Difference between ウナギは魚だ and ウナギが魚だ

What's the difference between these two sentences? I know that the particle は is used to topicalize things. Maybe when は is used, the sentence will have different meanings, not just "Eels are ...
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Why do we use が instead of を with a 他動詞 in the expression 車が止めてあります?

I was studying てあります and ています in the context of 他動詞 and 自動詞 with my Japanese teacher. I had to choose between 止める and 止まる in the following sentence: 学生:こんにちは。先生、お迎えに来ました。家の前に私の車が____。どうぞお乗りください。 ...
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"I hate him" = 彼が嫌い or 彼は嫌い? Ambiguity regarding the target of the sentence

I apologize if this is a dumb question. I think I'm having a total brainfart here, but this is something I've been wondering since some time ago now. If I wanna say, "I hate him!", which one ...
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いいがと、Pattern meaning?

I am reading the Japanese translation of Matilda. I am stuck on understanding the following sentence: 事故にでもあわなければいいがと、ミセス・フェルプスはそれが気がかりだったが、けっきょく、口出ししないことに決めた。 What is the meaning of が in the ...
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Why が instead of の in 人が話す声が熊に聞こえると?

I've read the news that reads: 人が話す声が熊に聞こえると、熊が近くに来なくなります。 Why が not の in this case? Is there a convention or a particular rule? Or do they have subtle differences? Thanks!
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Why is 俺のが used here instead of 俺の [duplicate]

Why is the の used here? Wouldn't 俺が just work all the same?
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Understanding 「100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて偶然があるか?」

From the second episode of Death Note: 100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて偶然があるか? Is this sentence parsed as one sentence (as above), or two: 100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて[だ]。 偶然があるか? If it's one sentence, it seems there's a double ...
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Trouble understanding context switching / setting in a Famitsu article

I started reading this Famitsu article about a new headset that is releasing soon. But I'm having trouble understanding how context or subject swapping / setting works in general. I probably have a ...
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"を奪{うば}われた" used incorrectly instead of "が奪{うば}われた"? (Bleach) [duplicate]

In Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen (S01,E04), (slight spoilers) captains have an ability called Bankai. They thought that the enemy could seal this ability. But as KB realizes, the enemy actually steals this ...
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彼はお金を残らず奪われた。— が instead of を

Shouldn't が be used instead of を since 残る is an intransitive verb?
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Double/Triple 'wa' particles in a sentence

I'm having trouble parsing the following example sentence from an online Japanese-English dictionary: 女性はレスリングは好まないが男性はふつうに好きだ。 Can someone explain to me how to make sense of the sentence? I'm ...
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How do you differentiate when to use に/が with いる/ある

I am a little confused with when to use に or が with いる/ある。I have 2 sentences I came across during lessons. Please do give more examples if you think it would be helpful. ユニバーサルスタジオがあるのを聞きました。 I heard ...
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double が in a sentence

早く彼を助けに行かないと。 そう思うのに、脚が動かない。  視界を塗りこめる赤が、 嗅覚が麻痺しそうな血の臭いが怖くて。 What exactly the double が here signifies?
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The usage of 当たり前 as subject

As far as I know, 当たり前 is an adverb. How come in the following instances it's used as the subject? あの日見た夕日 あの日見た花火 いつでも君がいたね 当たり前が幸せと知った ー「合唱曲・群青」 君がここにいなくなって 当たり前がいなくなって ー「君の抜け殻」 I am a little ...
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Why is the ga particle used here instead of o particle?

今は時間がありません I do not have time now In the above sentence, "I" is the subject and time is the object. Therefore after the kanji for an hour, an o particle should be used. Then why is ga ...
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What is the nuance of が in "以上が「は」と「が」の違いについての解説でした。"?

I was reading this article about the difference between は and が, and in the end of it there was this sentence: 以上が「は」と「が」の違いについての解説でした。 I'm trying to understand it based on the article itself, and I ...
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Appearance of が after a て form

In the game Persona 3, a teacher says this while talking about a poet they like as opposed to one being mentioned in the textbook: …葛西もいいけど、先生、 最近は窪田空穂にハマってるのよね。 歌人としてが有名だけど、 随筆もとってもいいのよ。 I don't ...
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How does "noun + が + noun + の + noun + は" work?

治療費が未納の方はお断りしています。 方 is かた, not ほう, right? I didn't know you could write/say this in this way. I would have said 治療費の未納の方は. Can you make similar examples?
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Meaning of だわで in this sentence

家に辿り着くまで通行人の視線を感じるわ、寒くて風邪を引きそうだわで散々だが致し方ない。 What exactly is だわで here? Google suggest it may be some kind of grammar, but it's not clear. This is narration from context 家に辿り着くまで通行人の視線を感じるわ Here ...
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what does かは convey?

Here's the context: それについて、見てくれる人がどう思うかは、私は、コントロールできないから手放そうと思いました。
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A proposed tool about the use of は and が and about the use of "the" and "a" in English

UPDATE: Based on the discussion below, I now see that my proposal is not valid. But still, I want to make a clarification about the following proposal, anyway. Just please keep in mind that I'm ...
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Why is が not used in the following situation? [closed]

So the sentence is - Naze sore o shimashita ka? But isn't Naze the subject here and hence should have a が in front of it? I had read this in a text book that a subject is followed by が.
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Meaning of two "が" in this sentence?

I was reading a Japanese article as practice today and came across a sentence including two "が" particles that I had trouble understanding: 午前7時ごろ、シャンシャンが乗ったトラックが動物園を出発して、成田空港に向かいました。 It ...
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Can が still be modeled as a subject marker in cases where it is sometimes modeled as a direct object marker?

There are a couple of posts suggesting that, with certain verbs, が can actually mark the direct object of a sentence instead of the subject. But it seems to me that, in these cases, we can just ...
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Difference between ことが and ことは

What is the difference in the meanings of the following sentences when 事がある is replaced with 事はある? 週末はたいてい家で休んでいるがたまに公園に行く事がある。 週末はたいてい家で休んでいるがたまに公園に行く事はある。 I could find the grammar form ことがある in ...
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は vs が when the subject is modified by a relative clause

Please note that the question is not whether the subject in a relative clause should be followed by は or が. (In that case I am aware that the thematic は cannot be used.) I was reading section II.2, Wa ...
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Help with understanding the following sentence: 考えても見るがいい

So, again, the sentence is 考えても見るがいい and the provided English is Just think about it. (context) I don't understand quite anything about the sentence. I know of the てみる structure but I don't really ...
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What is the difference when I swap が and は in this sentence

I want to know if my first translation of a sentence is wrong and more importantly why. I'm using Duolingo as one of a couple tools for learning Japanese. Today I got the sentence "The coffee ...
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Using のいない rather than がいない for a noun modifying clause [duplicate]

https://twitter.com/Rika_Furude0821/status/1604386169034153985/photo/1 In this comic, 梨花 is being told "梨花ちゃんのいない未来なんて御免だ" Which I think means: "I'm so sorry for a future without Rika&...
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で・と・が・は - Nuance

ボブと戦ってる Fighting with Bob (Against Bob/Bob is fighting someone, and that same someone is fighting Bob) ボブが戦ってる Bob is fighting ボブたちが戦ってる Bob and them are fighting (not necessarily together nor ...
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紅茶がコーヒーより美味しいと思う

A native speaker corrected a learner's sentence from やっぱり紅茶はコーヒーより美味しいと思う to やっぱり紅茶がコーヒーより美味しいと思う I think 紅茶はコーヒーより美味しい sounds perfectly natural. Using は with 思う also seems to be commonplace which ...
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Is it possible to use が twice in a subordinate clause?

Is it possible to use double が within the same subordinate clause, or is it grammatically incorrect/awkward? For example: 私が目が覚めたとき。。。 私が腹が立つとき。。。 彼が腹が黒いのに。。。 Is there a context in which these may ...
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Usage of は and が in 文明が進むと、社会は複雑さを増す

文明が進むと、社会は複雑さを増す。 In this sentence, 1 - What are the reasons for using が and は particles in their respective places? 2 - Could we replace any of these two particles with the other one? If yes, how ...
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ハムとチーズが山型パンで、ほうれん草がチャバタです

In this conversation (video clip): 店員:お決まりですか? 客1:私はハムとチーズで山型パン 店員:はい 客2:じゃ私はほうれん草をチャバタでお願いします。 店員:はい、ありがとうございます。 店員:お願いします オーナー:はい 店員:ハムとチーズが山型パンで、ほうれん草がチャバタです。 オーナー:はい、お願いします。 I am not sure why が ...
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What is the function of のかも in a question sentence like this

エリートにも まだまだ解らない事が あるものです, 何故アナタがまだ 私を見捨てずにそこで 戦い続けているのかも, 何故 私がそこに向かおうと しているのかも What is the function of のかも in this sentence? の can act as explanatory particle and かも can be translated into "...
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Can I replace が with の in this sentence(私に···あなたが命を懸けて護る価値はない.)

私に···あなたが命を懸けて護る価値はない. From what I heard, 命を懸けて is a set phrase which means the action of risking one life(which means the whole phrase is considered as a verb right?) Out of curiosity, can I change ...
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友人と as a subject

A sentence from a blog whose host is temporarily absent from school: 実際に行動を起こすなら友人とがいい。 This sentence is not difficult to understand. I was able to rule out the possibility of がいい here acting as a ...
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Literal translation / grammar of「〜が上手です」?

There's something strange in the grammar when translating this sentence: "You are skilled at tennis." 「テニス が 上手です」 In English, "you" is the subject. But in Japanese, テニス ("...
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の / が equivalence in this haiku from Bashō

I am aware of the equivalence of the particules の and が in the case of a relative clause (cf. for instance How does the の work in 「日本人の知らない日本語」?). However, the following haiku does not seem to fall ...
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Multiple が in sentence with adjective

Is it natural to use multiple が in one sentence like this one below? 日本人は私の友だちが背が高いことに驚きました。 Is it correct and more natural to rephrase it like this? 日本人は私の友だちの背が高いことに驚きました。
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「あさってが日曜日は暇ですか。」どうして「が」っていう助詞が出ますか [closed]

‎今日本語の教科書を勉強して、次の文が出ました。 あさってが日曜日は暇ですか。 どうして「が」っていう助詞が出ますか。自分に次の文の方が意味がある。 あさっての日曜日は暇ですか。
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