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Is there any word missing here? should I add the word wa 'は' after 'nihongo'

日本ごすき です

February 11, 2018



No, you are close, but you will need the が particle. So, the sentence will become 日本語がすきです。すき is an adjective and thus requires the が particle.


Add は or が after 日本語 since Japanese it a topic here. は introduces a topic and が simply refers to it.

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    so in this sentence は will be added after 日本ご as the word is introduced, or am I confused


    Despite the personal pronoun being omitted, it is still implied: 私は日本ごが好きです。

    AはBが___です。This is a standard form. Topic marker: は Subject marker: が

    かれはかのじょがきれいとおもっています。He thinks she is pretty. かのじょはきれいです。She is pretty.

    See here and here for Misa先生's help.


    this was very helpful thanks!


    If the word you’re talking about has not been mentioned prior, like if you randomly mentioned Japanese just to say you like it, then you would use は. If someone asked you if you like Japanese, が would be the better choice to respond since the person who asked already introduced the topic of Japanese.


    if you're wanting to say that you like something, you would want to use that construction of "X ga suki desu" so this example would end up being "nihongo ga suki desu"


    It's still understandable and is sometimes heard in INFORMAL daily conversation. For formal use, either が or は is added, depending on which part of the sentence you want to emphasize.

    日本語 が すきです: Focusing on the part IN FRONT OF が (i.e.日本語). You like JAPANESE but not other else, especially if you are choosing one out of several options. 日本語 は すきです: Focusing on the part AFTER は (i.e.すきです). Regarding Japanese, you LIKE it rather than HATE it.


    Adjectives like 好き「すき」嫌い「きらい」欲しい「ほしい」require が

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