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Trouble learning Japanese Particles usage

Hi there,

Can anyone point me to a complete comprehensive beginners guide to learning japanese particles.

I have come across many from web resources but most are inaccurate and contradictatory.
At this moment in time, I really need an authoritative voice that show me structured instructions to learn japanese Particles usage to help me to build a basic knowledge foundation


Look forward to any help.

Cheers in advance

steve

 

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hi S

Excellent question; it may be efficient to begin with Particles you commonly encounter, & then simply more as you go along, because those are understandable examples of the Particles in context, and the Particles used the most in conversation and reading, and beginning with Hiragana; Particles are more well understood by seeing them written in context in simple sentences since hearing them is generally quite rapid & the sounds may be similar such that it's challenging to distinguish them for learning them, in part because the Particles contribute to precise understanding of what's meant; precise usage is important for understanding, even if the words may sound similar; thank you, Hanshi

Hanshi
Answered 2 years ago

Thanks Hanshi Okay I understand now. I decided to keep a small A6 notebook to jot down all the different contexts one would encounter. I think I will make notes on the position and context used with the a particular particle. I think that would be the best approach based on what you said Thanks - the key as you pointed out is how they are used seemingly the particles have different meanings when used in different contexts.

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I would recommend two short but good books: ”How to tell the difference between Japanese particles” and ”All about particles” by Naoko Chino. Hope that helps!

WhiteLayer
Answered 2 years ago

Thanks. Much appreciated. Just got the "All about Particles" by Naoko Chino!

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