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JLPT N5 Grammar – Japanese Particles mo to and ya (も と や)

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For the JLPT N5 test, you really need to know the difference between the key particles of the language. As matter of fact, you’ll see some of these particles on the higher levels of the test as well. This month we are going to look at mo, to, and ya:

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Japanese particle wa
Japanese particle ga
Japanese particle de
Japanese particle ni

Can you make sentence with も、と or や? Try it out in the comments below.

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  • Ray February 2, 2013, 5:03 am

    Great info, however, you pronounce と like “toe” in English.. ugh 🙂

    • Clayton MacKnight February 3, 2013, 5:14 am

      I was trying to emphasize it a little and I think I ended up overdoing it. Not that I have the best Japanese pronunciation to being with 🙂

      That’s why I’m sticking to grammar lessons for the time being.

  • ライアン July 11, 2013, 5:45 am

    For, “I went to France, too” could you also say 「私もフランスへ行きました」 depending on the context?

    For example, if you went to Canada, and then you said you went to France you would say
    [フランスへも行きました」, but if your friend went to France and you also said how you went to France you would say 「私もフランスへ行きました」.

    • Clayton MacKnight July 15, 2013, 9:46 am

      Exactly, so 「私もフランスへ行きました」 would have a literal English translation of something like “I, also, went to France.”

      Good question, thanks for pointing it out!

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