"Isn't the wind weak today?"


July 19, 2017



Why does this sentence require は after 今日 when generally time words seem to stand independently?

July 19, 2017


"Japanese for English is not yet supported on the web". I am going to assume the comment you linked to explained things~

October 10, 2017


It's not necessary, but は does emphasize "today" as the topic if it's there.

September 30, 2017


I think this is the first time I knew to use "ha" and "ga." I may be getting somewhere ;-)

December 28, 2017


I think a better, more natural Japanese sentence would be 。。。弱くないでしょうか?

January 17, 2018


Is it possible to use 'よわいがないですか' instead of 'よわくないですか'. I've seen similar usages in earlier questions.

March 8, 2018


No, that would not be correct. 弱い(よわい) is an い-adjective, not a noun.

April 23, 2018


Shouldn't 「今日はかぜがよわいだね。」 be be accepted? It would, more literally, translate as "The wind's weak today, right?", which means the same as "Isn't the wind weak today?", doesn't it?

EDIT second time I run into this question, now I got 「今日はかぜがよわくないだか。」 and it marked 「だ」 wrong, should've been 「です」 instead... I... What?

July 30, 2018


よわい (weak), and also よわくない (not weak), is an い-adjective, which do not use だ afterward. Only the other type of adjectives, な-adjectives, use だ afterward in the informal form. For the informal form of い-adjectives, you do not have to add anything afterward to say "is", even though the polite form has です afterward. If you wanted to say this sentence in an informal way, you could just say 今日はかぜがよわくないか。

January 3, 2019


I answer exactly correct but it is marked as wrong. Hello???!!!

August 13, 2018


Why 今日風は弱くないですか not accepted?

May 23, 2019


The feeling im getting is that 風 would be naturally followed by は unless there's a time phrase, in which case, the time phrase is followed by は and 風 is followed by が. Is that right?

May 31, 2019


You're describing a property of the wind, it being weak, that generally uses が, same with strong, long, short, or the property of how much you like it.

June 20, 2019
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