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The Surprisingly Simple Logic Behind Japanese Sentence Structure

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Most people find Japanese sentence structure to be difficult and confusing. One of the biggest reasons for this is that the usual way of learning Japanese involves remembering random phrases and sentence patterns in isolation, without actually being taught why those sentences work the way they do. This is fine in the beginning when you’re just trying to learn a few basic phrases, but it makes it very hard to take the next step.

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July 17, 2017



It simple on paper but its so hard to remember.


Thank you so much for posting this! Since we don't have the Japanese web lessons on Duolingo yet, it's really difficult to understand the reason for certain sentence structures. Resources like this are really helpful!


That image sums it up so well... It's everything I ever wanted...


Thank you. It helps me to understand better how to use particles in Japanese.


Thank you for the article. I will come back to it when forget about the grammatical structure .


That is a great article. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely use this to help my grammar skills.


How exactly do nouns work, such as in the sentence 日本しゅっしんです (Japan from am/ I am from Japan.) Wouldn’t I be the subject?


thanks for summing this up

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