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  5. "午前八時にあさごはんを食べます。"


Translation:I eat breakfast at eight A.M.

June 26, 2017



I got it right but the app doesnt prepare you up to figure this out. It suddenly puts a lot of information together. It is rather confusing


You should already know time and the verb "to eat," really the only addition here is "breakfast"


Can someone explain this sentence? Or break it down? I have trouble with the に and the を particles and the 午前 part


午前 (a.m. (note: am and pm go before the times) 八時 (8 oclock) に (prepositional particle aka use for time)あさごはん (breakfast (literally: morning meal))を (direct object particle aka you are acting upon the breakfast directly) 食べます (polite form of 食べる which means "to eat"). I hope this helps :)


Doesn't ごはん mean rice? Since when does it mean meal? Or is it a different Kanji for the same pronunciation?


rice is such a ubiquitous food in japan that the terms for "rice" and "meal" are the same thing. sort of like how older English sometimes uses "bread" for a similar effect.


Also, the full word used here is "あさごはん"


素晴らしい! ありがとう


so, を goes before the action every time? or is it after the object being acted on?


English has prepositions that come before certain words. In contrast, Japanese particles could be called "post-positions" since they come after the words that they apply to.

を is called the direct object marker because it marks (comes after) the direct object of the verb.

Not all verbs have a direct object, but some HAVE to have a direct object to form a complete sentence. For these verbs, the noun that is the direct object of the action described by the verb will be followed by を.


午前 means a.m I think.

I'm also hacing trouble with the particles.


Just a lot of practice and learning.


When I answered "I eat breakfast at eight o'clock a.m.", it said that it was incorrect and the corrected answer did not have "a.m." Is this a mistake on the program's part, or would it somehow be incorrect to say "a.m." out loud when reading the sentence?


I'm not a native English speaker but I'd say you should put both "o'clock" and "a.m." but choose between the two (I may be wrong)


I think it's archaic if it is even proper. Most view it as redundant since a.m. is only for time and o'clock is only for time. I've heard it before and used it before, but it looks and sounds a bit odd.


It's the program part, if you write "we eat breakfast at 8:00 am" it'll tell you it should be "We eat breakfast at 8 a.m.."


Slow down the speech Duo!


Can anyone help identify when to use を and not わ or が


を=direct object. わ=i hope you mean は. は=topic. が=subject. Looking up the difference between topic and subject is helpful if you dont already know the difference.


Why is "At 8 o'clock A.M., I eat breakfast" wrong?


I think it's because in English we generally wouldn't say "o'clock" followed by am/pm, since the am/pm indicates already that it's a time.


I think duolingo should really improve on the pronounciation aspect of the tips. Kanji have more than one reading and, more often than not, we get a different sound of the same kanji when it is in the sentence and when it stands alone.


Also it will pronounce the word 'ちゅう' as ’たなか’ when it wants you to match ’ちゅう’ with 中

It's very weird hearing the kana pronounced NAKA when it's spelled ちゅう...


And what about "I have breakfast at 8 AM."?

It should be correct.


No, you eat breakfast because 食べ means 'eat,' not 'have'


I type in At 8:00 a.m. I eat breakfast.

It says I'm wrong because it should be At 8 a.m., I eat breakfast.

It doesn't care about the 8:00 part.

It says I missed the word ,

The last I checked, a comma isn't a word, much less is it required in this sentence.

Why does the program require commas in a sentence like this at all? It does this quite frequently...


Why is o here, i dont understand


Annoying it's the same sentence already used. Though I don't understand everything, I remember the entire sentence.

Why not use a different sentence, you can still use words already used


My breakfast is idiomatic English for breakfast esp for personal routine.

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