"My little brother is bad at swimming."


October 12, 2017




December 26, 2018


Does "ha" always have to before any "ga"s in a sentence?

October 12, 2017


There's no such rule. Here は and へた acts as "is" and "bad" and およぐのが is just "at swimming". およぐのが, which is the direct object, will come after the subject, which is why the は is in front of the が in this sentence.

October 14, 2017


I'm definitely not an advanced Japanese speaker but I'm pretty sure what precedes が is the subject here. The の is there to make a noun of the verb "to swim" so that it can be a subject. The は is not a subject marker, it's a topic market and can replace or be combined with many particles. I don't know if there's any rule stating it HAS to be the first particle in the sentence but it sure very often is. So to break down this sentence literally (for the sake of my explanation, not for practical proposes) my coldest guess would be: Regarding my younger brother, his swimming is very bad.

November 30, 2017


Regarding that use of の: What is the difference between using の to make the verb a 'noun' of some sort and こと? I know こと would (if used instead of の in this sentence) translate literally to 'The thing of swimming is bad'

June 5, 2018


I also thought が is the subject marker. Isn't it that the little brother is the subject here?

March 30, 2018


おうとう should be one word, not broken up into three parts.

September 9, 2018


Ga??? Its throwing me off

September 27, 2018


Ga is the particle used for verbs like suki, kirai, jyousu, heta

September 30, 2018


I used 泳ぐこと instead of 泳ぐの it should be correct right

August 6, 2019


They are both correct.

September 2, 2019


水泳 is a better word for swimming BTW. すいえい

August 25, 2019
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