View topic - help with だ particle
hungryhotei wrote:The short answer is that it's the plain form of です.
Although I think its not entirely correct, that is the textbook answer. Tae Kim gives a short explanation here but throughout his guide he explains when you should and shouldn't use だ. It is more complicated than using です because it has a harsher tone to it if used improperly.
The explanation of using だ with から is here. When using から, you often have to make sure you don't drop the だ or the listener will mistake the から you are using for giving a reason for the から used to mean "from". Two different words, I believe. Anyway, I find Tae Kim's explanations to be very helpful.
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My friend told me not to speak to her in polite tongue, exemple: 私 is too polite for men, use 僕。 With that in mind, I first tried to replace all です with だ。She said it was very weird. So apparently です is ok in familiar speech, unless i'm not advanced enough to know whatever I ought to know. Or maybe this is somehow related to 大阪 dialect, altough for the life of me I can't understand anything said in this dialect.
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