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could someone help me explain particle that used to ask question? like Anata Wa/No/Ga… - Feed Post by billy_n

could someone help me explain particle that used to ask question? like
Anata Wa/No/Ga .
if i want to ask someone, have you do your homework? which particle should i use?
posted by billy_n

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  • zeto
    wa, no and wo
  • zeto
    wait, wa is not included.
  • shairn
    If you want the particle for turning a sentence into an interrogative sentence, that would be ka, appended to the end of the sentence.
  • zeto
    Oh I forgot that 'ka' is also a particle.
  • billy_n
    I see now. ありがとう
  • xMakoReactantx
    I believe you can also use っけ "kke" for a more casual question, or の ”no" for others that have a more explanatory tone.
  • shairn
    Actually, you can drop the particle altogether. っけ is more of a quirk. ね can also be used in a question where you expect the other to agree with you. Example: "花が綺麗ですね?" would be "That flower's pretty, right?". I don't know about の though.
  • Medyrius
    In tae kim's guide の is explained as a invitation for giving a explanation so I think it's Ok to think of it like a question particle...
  • juanv
  • juanv
  • billy_n
    its still very confusing for a beginner like me. guess i still have much to learn :D
  • delenir
    Try the site guidetojapanese.org for grammar stuff, or if it's just particles you're after search for the book All About Particles.
  • packetpirate
    If you want to ask "Have you done your homework today?", you could say...

    (kyou, anata no shukudai wo shita ka?)

    When dealing with possession in Japanese, the "no" particle is used. Basically, the word following the NO particle is possessed by the word preceding it. So "anata no shukudai" means "your homework".

    The "wo" particle is used to indicate the direct object of a verb. The verb is 'performed' on the object specified with this particle.

    And lastly, the particle "ka" is used to turn something into a question, and, in some rare cases, the particle "no" can also be used to indicate a question, but don't worry about that.
  • zeto
    thanks teacher
  • billy_n