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Japanese test

I have a Japanese practice test and I have to put in the missing particle in this sentence but I can't figure out what it means.

これは- This かぎ-Keys

I'm not entirely sure what がっこ means though. When I look at a dictionary がっこ means Japanese pickled vegetables but がっこう is school. But I have no idea how Japanese pickled vegetables relates to keys or this school relates to keys.

Kore wa gakkō ( ) kagi desuka.

Please help ありがとうございます

June 17, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

how about の?
i think that might make it: this is the school's key or: these are the school's keys... or maybe these are schools' keys

as you said, がっこう= school = gakkō
whereas, がっこ = japanese pickled vegetables= gakko
perhaps someone made a typo ?

: )

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayamedori

かぎ can also mean 'lock', if that makes more sense.

Edit: by the way, did you copy-paste 'kore wa gakkō ( ) kagi desuka' from the test? If so, that little - above the o indicates that it's a long vowel, so it's がっこう.

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

could be, i certainly keep my pickled onions in a locked jar...

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayamedori

Who doesn't?

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

: )

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

これは学校の鍵(かぎ)です。

June 17, 2018
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