Japanese Particle WO (を) 2017-08-21T21:36:20+00:00
Japanese Particle WO (を)

Learn Japanese Grammar – The Japanese Particle wo / o (を)

The Japanese particle WO (を) marks the direct object of a Japanese sentence.  Even though it is spelled with in Hiragana, we need to pronounce the particle as “o“.  The direct object is linked to the action of the verb, as you will see below!


わたしは
にほんごべんきょうします
Watashi wa
Nihongo o benkyou shimasu.

(I study Japanese)

watashi wa nihongo o benkyou shimasu  

In the above example, Nihongo is the direct object which receives the action, benkyou shimasu.  The Japanese particle WO (を) links the noun and verb together.  Here it is again, broken down:

 
にほんご
Nihongo

o
べんきょうします
benkyou shimasu
-direct object- -object marker- -verb-

 

Some more examples:

わたしは
にんじんたべます

watashi wa ninjin o tabemasu
I eat carrots
watashi wa ninjin o tabemasu

かのじょは
えいがみます

kanojo wa eiga o mimasu
She watches movies
kanojo wa eiga o mimasu

かれは
ビールのみます

kare wa biiru o nomimasu
He drinks beer
kare wa biiru o nomimasu

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