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wa - normal subject particle
ga - emphatic subject particles, lots of verb or tense specific uses
ni - directional/indirect object particle, time indicator, and also has many verb-specific uses
e(he) - directional particle
o (wo) - direct object particle
no - possessive particle. Basically means 'of' in most cases.
de - location particle, also used to mean 'by means of'
ka - the question particle, also means 'or' for giving a choice between nouns
kara - means 'from', also means 'empty' and 'because' =-P confusing
made - means 'until' essentially. Can also be used for movement between two places
to - means 'and' to connect nouns, NOT phrases
ya - means 'and'. Same as 'to' essentially, but indicates that you're only giving examples from a larger group
soshite/sorekara - mean 'and then'. Can connect phrases, use sparingly, as most people will use other grammatical methods instead.
kedo/keredo/ga - added to the end of a verb to mean 'but' or as a softener, an archaic version is 'keredomo'
demo - just means 'but', with other uses too (read the grammar page)
That should be enough. This is just a list, use actual grammar lessons to learn how all these are used in the language.
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