"wa" or "ga"? Take this fill-in-a-bank quiz!

Take the following quiz to see if you got the distinction between "wa" and "ga"!

Fill in each blank with either は wa or が ga.

1.    
Q: どのゲームが面白いですか。
A: ファイナルファンタジーXV __面白いですよ。

Q: Dono geemu ga omoshiroi desu ka.
A: Final Fantasy XV __ omoshiroi desu yo.

2.    
Q: あれは何ですか。
A: あれ__ホテルですよ。

Q: Are wa nan desu ka.
A: Are __ hoteru desu yo.

3.    
Q:  誰__クッキーを食べましたか。
A:  私がクッキーを食べました。

Q:  Dare __ kukkii o tabemashita ka.
A:  Watashi ga kukkii o tabemashita.

4.    
Q: あの家は誰の家ですか。
A: あの家__トムさんの家です。

Q: Ano ie wa dare no ie desu ka.
A: Ano ie __ Tom-san no ie desu.

5.    
Q: あの人がトムさんですか。
A: いいえ、あの人__マイクさんですよ。

Q: Ano hito ga Tom-san desu ka.
A: Iie, Ano hito __ Mike-san desu yo.

Comments

  • edited March 17
    Answers:
    1. が ga
    2. は wa
    3. が ga
    4. は wa
    5. は wa
  • edited March 17
    Did you get them right?

    Basically, put the particle wa to something that's already given, assumed, taken for granted, but put the particle ga to something newly produced. Also, a question word such as 何 nani (what) 誰 dare (who) is always followed by ga, because it asks for an answer to be produced.

    When we say the English translation of "A wa B", we would put a stress on B. In contrast, when we say the English translation of "A ga B", we would put a stress on A. See the examples below:

    1. マイクさんは学生です。Mike-san wa gakusei desu.
    2. マイクさんが学生です。Mike-san ga gakusei desu.

    The Japanese statement in (1) corresponds to "Mike is a STUDENT" in English, where the stress is on "student".

    The Japanese statement in (2) corresponds to "MIKE is a student" in English, where the stress in on "Mike".

  • English translations of 1-5:

    1.
    Q: Which game is interesting?
    A: Final Fantasy XV is interesting.

    2.
    Q: What is that?
    A: That's a hotel.

    3.
    Q: Who ate the cookies?
    A: I ate the cookies.

    4.
    Q: Whose house is that?
    A: That's Mike's house.

    5.
    Q: Is that person Tom?
    A: No, that's Mike.

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