Sunday, June 30, 2019

わ Particle

In Japanese, the waparticle is a sentence-ending particle used to affirm one's conclusion, decision, opinion, to clarify something, or to exclaim an emotion such as surprise. In a way, it's predominantly used by women, categorizing it as female language.

Not to be confused with the wa は topic-marker, which is spelled with ha は but read wa.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sentence-Ending Particles 終助詞

In Japanese, "sentence-ending particles," or shuujoshi 終助詞, "final particles," are particles that come at the end of a phrase and express emotion, emphasis, determination, surprise, doubt, the speaker's will, calls for attention, and other ridiculously hard to explain effects.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Female Language

In Japanese, "female language," or joseigo 女性語, refers to words and manner of speech predominantly used by women in Japan, that, consequently, would sound weird if used by men.

It's also called "women's language," and onna-kotoba 女言葉, "women's words."
Friday, June 7, 2019

sou そう

In Japanese, sou そう means "like that," "that's right," "it seems," or "I heard from someone that" depending on what function of the word is being used in a given sentence.
Thursday, June 6, 2019


In grammar, a noun is a word that refers to a thing, like a "cat." It isn't a verb: "John cats Mary." Or an adjective: "the caty person." Or an adverb: "he spoke catly." It's a noun.

Japanese has nouns too, like neko 猫, which means "cat," and turns out a lot of grammar depends on how nouns work, so that's what I'm going to explain in this article.

Subject and Object

In grammar, the subject, the direct object, and the indirect object are types of arguments a verb can have. The concept applies to both English and Japanese, but there are differences between how the two languages express and interpret verb arguments in a sentence.
Sunday, June 2, 2019

は Particle

In Japanese, the wa は particle has multiple functions. Note that it's spelled as ha は, but pronounced like wa わ.

は particle.
Manga: Boku no Hero Academia 僕のヒーローアカデミア (Chapter 46)