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
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 ?
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.