N5 Lesson 2: 2/9

subject marker
identifier particle


[Subject marker (denotes who/what performs an action)・Identifier particle (identifies what is unknown to the listener)]

[が emphasizes what comes before it, while は emphasizes what comes after it]

[Unlike は, が is used to describe things that you are seeing/experiencing in the moment (right now)]

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私(わたし)本(ほん)好(す)きです
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Books are the things I like. | I like books.
[subject of the sentence marked by が]

Genki I 2nd Edition : Page 195
みんなの日本語 I : Page 146 [CH 23]
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 118
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 36