Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Particles 「は」「も」「が」

Japanese Particles: は, も, が

Before starting the exercise for particles: 「は」「も」「が」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki I – Lesson 2: The particle も, Lesson 3: The topic particle は, Lesson 8: The particle が
Tae Kim’s Guide – Introduction to Particles

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Particles: 「は」「も」「が」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  Is Kobayashi-san Japanese? => Yes, I am.
ばやしさんはほんじんですか? => はい、ほんじんです。
 2.  Is Kim-san Japanese? => No, I am not.
キムさんはほんじんですか? => いいえ、ほんじんじゃありません。
 3.  Today is sunny.
 4.  (What about) tomorrow? =>Tomorrow is rainy.
明日あしたは? => 明日あしたあめです。


 5.  Is Kato-san a teacher? => Yes, and Nomura-san is also a teacher.
とうさんは先生せんせいですか? => はい、それとむらさんも先生せんせいです。
 6.  Is Kato-san a teacher?  => Yes, but Sasaki-san is not a teacher.
とうさんは先生せんせいですか? => はい、でも佐々木ささきさんは先生せんせいじゃありません。
 7.  Is Kato-san a student? => No, and Nomura-san is also not a student.
とうさんは学生がくせいですか? => いいえ、それとむらさんも学生がくせいじゃありません。
 8.  Who is the one that is a teacher? => Kato-san is the one that is a teacher.
だれ先生せんせいですか? => とうさんが先生せんせいです。
 9.  As for me, (I am) a teacher.
 10.  I am the one that is a teacher


In Japanese, people generally use one’s name, instead of あなた (you). Thus, in the example sentences above, we use “Yes/No, I’m (not)” to reply to the questions.

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