Linguistic - Japanese
posted by Sam on .
What are the sentence structure rules for the Japanese language?
I know you have the sentence -> (noun phrase) (verb phrase)
In a Japanese sentence or clause, the verb is placed at the end, and its grammatical order is: subject + object + verb, so that instead of saying
I bought a new hat.
The Japanese will say:
I a new hat bought.
In Interrogation, "ka" at the end of a sentence or clau se, corresponds to our question mark.
Koré wa nan désu ka. = What is this?
(literally, or word for word = This what is?
O-wakarí ni narimashita ka.
(Do you understand me?)
Sra (aka Mme / senséi)