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は vs が: Grammar Particles

I've always been confused as to the situation "は" is used as opposed to "が" and visa versa in regards to sentence particles. I realize each is used to mark the subject of a sentence, but I've never found a concrete explanation as to when to use one over the other. Is there a general rule or is it simply intuitive and/or a matter of context which comes with experience?

December 6, 2017



Thanks very much. I expect that this question will be asked many times in the future by people beginning to formally learn Japanese. I'll try to keep this link in mind as I see the same question pop up.


Ga is more for things which are sort the primary focus on the statement. Wa is more general

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