"Where is the room?"


June 10, 2017



Why は is necessary here? And not in other sentences

June 16, 2017


I think it has in part to do with the certainty/specificity aspect of the question. Ga is sometimes used when it is unclear whether a thing exists or is generally inspecific, whereas the sentence somewhat assumes there is a room and a specific one at that--you just don't know where it is. If you were asking is there a room at all, ga might be more reasonable depending on context. Ga vs. wa is much more complicated, but I think that's the reason in this particular case.

July 16, 2017


You are wrong. Both wa and ga are similar. Ga means that exactly that object and not another. Wa just means that this is kind of main noun in a sentence

August 16, 2017

August 29, 2018


i tried お部屋はどこですか? and it came back wrong. seems to me it should still be OK with the "o" for politeness

October 20, 2017


Same question here... I would expect the "お" for politeness, but I don't know whether it may have different connotations

August 20, 2018


Is room short for bedroom?

June 16, 2017



July 4, 2017


Ive seen a sign with sensei no heya before. It might be a general term also

August 16, 2017


Is it correct to say: "heya ga arimasu ka"?

August 2, 2017


What you suggested is asking if the room exists, not where it is

October 28, 2017


I believe arimasu is used for living things

October 24, 2017


Imasu is for living things

April 12, 2018


Can I say 部屋はどこにありますか? Where is the room located

June 6, 2018


Why does は come after "room" and not after "where"?

August 13, 2018


Is it a grammar thing that everytime I`m asking a question I should end with ですが?

August 18, 2018


It usually ends with が, a lot of sentences end with です.

August 29, 2018


-が= subject marker , or -ですが= it is but, however*, -か= question (-ですか= is it?) Afaik

August 8, 2019


Why is "部屋はどこですか" used here and not "お部屋はどこですか"? "Where is the Bathtub" is "お風呂はどこですか", i understand that "お" is to be polite but why use it in one and not the other?

August 26, 2019


What is the difference between doko and koko? I can't tell the two apart

November 6, 2017


Doko is where, koko is here

June 7, 2018


So, they've started to give me the options for kanji for words which were previously provided only as hiragana - like 部屋. Other kanji was introduced slowly to us through Duolingo, but not these new ones. What would be the best way for me to go about memorizing these?

May 14, 2019


I like to make up a visual story for each kanji, like the second character 屋 looks like a table in a room with a tatami floor, with a roof over it, etc.

部 looks like a building with a flag beside it, etc. Like a department for something or a designated place.

Works well with stuff like 島 (looks like a bird sitting on a mountain, and birds like to rest on islands)

August 8, 2019


Excuse me, how can I remember a lot of kanji. I don't know

May 25, 2019


Is anybody else in love with the male voice?

June 13, 2019


If the room is referred to as "the room" it is implied that there was a discussion about it before. Therefore, shouldn't we use the ga particle?the wa particle is supposed to introduce a new topic.

June 10, 2017


は (wa)Indicantes the topic of a sentence が (ga)Indicates the subject of a sentence

The room is the topic of this sentance.

June 15, 2017


That's backwards, heh. Ga introduces something new, and wa is for something you've already talked about. :)

June 30, 2017


I think you have that backwards

June 13, 2017
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