Introduction to Japanese Particles

Similar to English preposition, Japanese particles are short words that serve as markers for the modified nouns, verbs or adjectives. A particle shows the relationship between the modified phrase and the rest of the sentence.

It is also called postposition because it immediately follows the phrase it aims to modify.

Many Japanese particles are multi-functional. It is probably one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Japanese sentences for beginners.

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