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Basic particles & their meaning

Postby dragon » Wed 04.13.2005 6:19 am

I am only a learner in Hiragana, but would appreciate any help you could provide.

One of my homework questions is:
"Watashi wa Tookyoo ni ikimasu ga Oosaka ni ikimasen."

My limited Hiragana knowledge translates this to:

"I will go to Tokyo but did not go to Osaka."

Is this correct & what is the significance of the particle "ga" in this sentance?
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RE: RE: Question of GA

Postby Stracha_Khan » Wed 04.13.2005 7:21 am

In this respect the GA particle is used between two seperate clauses, and carries the same meaning as the English "but/although".

Ga is used in other ways though, not just for opposing clauses. It is sometimes used to indicate the subject of a sentence.

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RE: Basic particles & their meaning

Postby hihlordjp » Wed 04.13.2005 7:25 am

dragon wrote:
I am only a learner in Hiragana, but would appreciate any help you could provide.

One of my homework questions is:
"Watashi wa Tookyoo ni ikimasu ga Oosaka ni ikimasen."

My limited Hiragana knowledge translates this to:

"I will go to Tokyo but did not go to Osaka."

Is this correct & what is the significance of the particle "ga" in this sentance?


Actually, it's "I will go to to Tokyo, but I won't go to Osaka."

And, yes, it's used as a "but" or "although" in this case.
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RE: Basic particles & their meaning

Postby Spaztick » Wed 04.13.2005 12:08 pm

"ga" is sort of a softer form of "kedo" which also means "but"

ga is also shorter and faster to say. do you hear ga or kedo more often?
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