Which particle should we use?

When you want to say, “I speak Japanese,” what Japanese particle should you use?? 🤔

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Particle を wo? Particle で de?

 

にほんご_ はなします。

Nihongo __ hanashimasu.

What particle should we use?

 

There are two possibilities.

 

にほんごを はなします。

Nihongo wo hanashimasu.

 

にほんごで はなします。

Nihongo de hanashimasu.

 

Then, what is the difference?

 

にほんごを はなします。

Nihongo wo hanashimasu.

 

This sentence means, “I speak the Japanese language.”

The main point is you use the Japanese language.

 

にほんごで はなします。

Nihongo de hanashimasu.

 

The particle で de means “tool.”

So, this sentence means, “I speak (something) in Japanese,”

The Japanese language is a kind of tool to deliver your thought.

 

Recap

There are two possibilities to fill in a blank in the sentence below.

にほんご _ はなします。

Nihongo __ hanashimasu.

 

にほんごを はなします。

Nihongo wo hanashimasu.

“I speak Japanese.”

 

にほんごで はなします。

Nihongo de hanashimasu.

“I speak (something) in Japanese.”

 

Happy learning!

 

Asuka

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