Minasan Konnichiwa! かずえです。
How many Japanese particles are there?
I know many Japanese learner struggle with particles. Particles makes unique about Japanese language. In this video I explained 25 different particles with example usages. Many of the particles have several usages, so the usage is much more than 25. It is said there are 188 different (usage) particles exist in Japanese.
All About Particles
In order to make this Japanese particle video, I refer to a reference book called “All About Particles”. Here is the link for the book. I highly recommend this textbook if you’re struggling on Japanese particles. I learnt a lot from this book.
Contents of the Lesson Video: All About Japanese
Here are the list of Particles and its usages introduced in this video lesson.
は ①：topic marker
AはBです。 As for A, it‘s B.
を: object marker
As you notice, Japanese sentence is basically S + O + V and Subject are usually omitted when the subject is “I” or “you”.
が ①：used as “but” meaning when compare two contents in one sentences.
が ②：Subject marker
Especially used in certain phrases:
＊ However, は will appear when compare the things.
は ②: To compare two phrases.
が ③：used in an interrogative question sentences
へ： direction marker
に ①：Indicates movement toward a place or a purpose “to” (interchangeable to へ）
に ②： Indicates …continue reading