JLPT N5 Grammar (wa - topic marker)

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wa ha は topic marker particle jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (wa). Meaning: the particle は follows the topic the speaker is talking about, thus is known as the “topic marker” particle.

The most common and easy-to-use pattern is:

  • [A][B]です。
  • A wa B desu.
  • A B.

There are many other patterns, so let’s practice with some more example sentences!


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

わたしはじょんです。
watashi wa jon desu.
"I" am John.
Example #2

それはおもしろい。
sore wa omoshiroi.
"That" is interesting.
Example #3

きょうはでんしゃできました。
kyou wa densha de kimashita.
"Today" I came by train.
Example #4

きにょうびはあいていますか?
kinyoubi wa aiteimasu ka?
How about "Friday", are you free?
Example #5

うんどうをするのはいやです。
undou o suru no wa iya desu.
I hate "exercising".
Example #6

すきなたべものはなんですか?
suki na tabemono wa nan desu ka?
What kind of "food" do you like?
Example #7

わたしのだいがくはそのえきのちかくにある。
watashi no daigaku wa sono eki no chikaku ni aru.
My university is near that station.
Example #8

かれをせっとくするのはふかのうだった。
kare o settoku suru no wa fukanou datta.
We found it impossible to "persuade him".

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
わたしI
面白いおもしろいinteresting
今日きょうtoday
電車でんしゃtrain
来るくるto come
金曜日きんようびFriday
空いているあいているfree; open
運動うんどうexercise
いやdislike
好きすきlike
食べ物たべものfood
大学だいがくuniversity
えきstation
近くちかくnearby
かれhe; hime
説得せっとくpersuade
不可能ふかのうimpossible

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