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Actually, both は and が work there.
And with this question 好きですか, people use them interchangeably.
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日本の料理は好きですか。why do you use wa and not ga before suki?
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Thanks a lot, I learn something today
I'm so happy I can read Japanese kana properly now. XD It's so satisying to read. xD Lol I'm also watching you guys' 'Learning Kanji in 45 minutes' video right now. XD
In the situation 1, you can say:
これは にほんごで なんといいますか。(Please note the particle は)
(kore wa nihongo de nanto iimasu ka.)
You're right. If you say これはなんですか。, it will be understood as 'what is this?' so the answer/reply
would be an explanation of that object.
In the situation 2, I think you can say something like
[explanation in Japanese] (ところ)は、にほんごで なんといいいますか。
([explanation in Japanese] (tokoro) wa, nihongo de nanto iimasu ka.
If it's library, it would be
ほんが たくさん あって、ほんを かりる ことが できる ばしょ/ところ は、にほんごで なんといいますか。
Hope this helps! :sunglasses:
How would you say the phrase "How do you say ____ in Japanese?" in the situation of
1. referencing an object or place that you can point to using これ、それ、あれ. Is it the same as これわなんですか。? I'm just uncertain as to whether this would bring about an explanation of something or if it is clear enough that someone is looking for the specific term used to reference the object.
2. referencing something that isn't present, but you can describe; such as " oh, how do you say ... that place that has books, you rent them out ..." （としょかん。）
Olwen san, ライチュウ san,
Thank you for helping Sarah san,
As Olwen san, ライチュウ san said, ならう indicates ‘learning something from teachers.’
And it also indicates ‘learning skills.’
On the other hand べんきょうする is more used for school subjects.
For example you can say
ピアノをならう learn how to play the piano
水泳をならう learn swimming.
However, you should not use べんきょうする for them above.
ピアノをべんきょうする and 水泳をべんきょうする are not used.
That is ‘nansai desuka.’
What is the informal way to ask one's age?
Thank you in advance!
Hi, My various exchange partners told me that ' べんきょう する ' is to study, but ' ならう ' is to learn from a teacher, and ' まなぶ ' is to learn by oneself (which I was doing for the first six months.） Hope this is helpful.