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Use of は particle in a particular sentence

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Use of は particle in a particular sentence

Postby MeitanteiJesus » Sun 08.12.2012 3:22 am

食事前にやたらと明美がこだわって指し示した皿──これとこれは母さんが作ったんだからね──味付けが薄すぎたり濃すぎたり、甘すぎたり、極端に酸っぱかったりと不安定だった。

Translation attempt:

Before the meal, Akemi took great care to point out the dishes --- this one and this one was made by mother okay --- she worried if the seasoning was too light or too heavy, if the food was too sweet or too sour.

I'm just not sure what the bolded はis doing there, seems kind of randomly thrown in to me.
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Re: Use of は particle in a particular sentence

Postby richvh » Sun 08.12.2012 6:30 am

Pretty sure it refers back to 皿.
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Re: Use of は particle in a particular sentence

Postby MeitanteiJesus » Sun 08.12.2012 4:23 pm

Ah I see, so the words between the dashes are kind of like a bracket of sorts. Thanks!
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