Japanese Notes – ‘there is…’ and some difference between が and は

Good Tuesday morning/ afternoon/ evening everyone~🌞🌜⭐️❄️ I have been (unfortunately) busier than I thought so can only update my blog in the evening… luckily Tuesday’s one is just to update my Japanese notes so it’s quite straightforward~ 😜🍑

Yesterday we learned あります and います. It is used to describe ‘There is…’. The rule is very easy.

  • To describe an object (no life) – あります
  • To describe an living creature (human/ animal) – います

Example:

  • CBDに美味しい店があります。There is a tasty shop in CBD.
  • 家に犬がいます。There is a dog at home. (Actually 2 dogs🐕🐕)

So far so good. ❤️ If you want a bit more complexity – keep reading. At least I was confused when は particle first came in. Above example can also be written as:

  • CBDに美味しい店があります。There is a tasty shop in CBD.
  • 美味しい店はCBDにあります。There is a tasty shop in CBD.

😱😱😱 They look same!! Expect that the first one has the subject in the middle and the second one has the subject at the beginning of the sentence! During the class, that’s how it’s taught but I kept thinking there must be a reason for it.💡 So I did some research and here we go.

(Cough… I will try to make it clear). In above examples, I have highlighted the focus. In が, the focus will be the subject (before が), while in は the focus will be after は. That’s also why in questions, が is used – CBDにがありますか, as the focus would be asking ‘what’.

Of course there are more rules to differentiate は and が, which I might share it separately.✨

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