"There are animals on the mountain."


June 16, 2017



To those asking why に is followed by は i will paraphrase an excellent answer i saw earlier:

Dont think of は as the subject marker. Rather, the topic marker. に is still correct usage for "on the mountain" (山に) but by putting the は after, it becomes the topic.

It would be a slightly different sentence if the は was used for どうぶつ because it would be something like this: "there are animals on the mountain" vs "the mountain has animals on it". An ever so slight difference.

July 21, 2017


i think this question has a wrong answer, why "ni" will followed by a "wa" while? there is no subject in front of "wa".

June 29, 2017


Some particles can "stack" like this. Someone explained it to me once as meaning that the "は" points to "山に" (on the mountain) as the subject. So it means "As for on the mountain, there are animals." (As awkward as that sounds)

March 13, 2018


But there is theme - "on the mountain".

September 21, 2017


I forgot the に in 山(に)はどうぶつがいます。 Why there is this に ?

July 1, 2017


It's because animals are ON the mountain, and the theme is "on the mountain", not just "mountain".

September 21, 2017


This course translates both 山に and 山の中に as "on the mountain." It really needs to differentiate them in English.

December 29, 2017


Got this one wrong because I tried to use 山の中...

November 16, 2018


どうぶつが山にはいますwas marked incorrect for me. Does word order matter here?

January 28, 2018


Can someone explain what is wrong with 動物が山にいます?

June 27, 2017


Why is it using に and は consecutively?

July 19, 2017


どうぶつは山にいます should be correct, right?

June 16, 2017


My guess is that your sentence would make the animals the subject, as in "the animals are on the/a mountain"?

September 9, 2017


動物が山にいます sounds natural to me, but got marked wrong as well

June 17, 2017


"山にはどうぶつがいます。" and "山にどうぶつがいます。" both sentence are correct and have more or less the same meaning. What exactly is the difference? Can this difference get lost by a translation into a natural English?

November 23, 2017


why doesn't は alone work? 山はどうぶつがいます。

December 18, 2018
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