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Course 1 Pre-Lesson A: Pronunciation Guide & The Basics (Correct Pronunciation)
Post Date: 2020-05-24 15:46:19
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2020 May 24
What are the differences between ga and wa particle?
Is it correct to write:
Watashi wa oishii tabemono ga tottemo suki desu.
Or i should add da instead of desu?
And how about this one:
Kore wa tabemono ga oishiku arimasen.
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2020-05-27 01:49:52
2003 Mar 03
Please read the following Q&A regarding WA and GA first. If you have further questions, please ask us again.
わたしは おいしいたべものが とっても すきです。(WATASHI WA OISHII TABEMONO GA TOTTEMO SUKI DESU)
= I really like delicious food.
Your sentence is correct! If you want to be polite, you should use です at the end of the sentence as above.
If you are talking to your friend, you can just say;
わたしは おいしいたべものが とっても すき。(WATASHI WA OISHII TABEMONO GA TOTTEMO SUKI)
You can simply drop です. だ (DA) is not needed here.
As for your second sentence, it should be このたべものは おいしくありません (KONO TABEMONO WA OISHIKU ARIMASEN/This food is not good).
これ (KORE) = this
このたべもの (KONO TABEMONO) = this food
The この・その・あの・どの word group is introduced in Course 2 Lesson 3.
The particle should be は if you are stressing the fact that the food is "not delicious".
If you want to stress "the food", then the particle would be が.
It is confusing and hard to understand the differences between WA and GA. But you will get it eventually :)