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How do you say "It rains today."

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This is another way of saying it I believe but I could be wrong:
雨わ今日のそれ 
that... doesn't make any sense

今日は雨です is kinda like saying "rain today," but it's acceptable and natural phrasing

雨が降る is the verb phrase for rain (falling), so you could say 明日、雨が降るようです (seems like it'll rain tomorrow) or シアトルで毎日雨が降るそうです (I heard it rains every day in Seattle)
 
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Why do I have trouble believing that?

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Okay so what I did was individually find out the meaning of "rain" and "today" then just add wa before rain following today afterwards. I really don't know the answer but I just tried to figure out using the translator.

My sentence was more like "It will rain today".

It's good you pointed out it's incorrect though so I know I was wrong and I can look at what I need to improve on.
 

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Okay so what I did was individually find out the meaning of "rain" and "today" then just add wa before rain following today afterwards. I really don't know the answer but I just tried to figure out using the translator.

My sentence was more like "It will rain today".

It's good you pointed out it's incorrect though so I know I was wrong and I can look at what I need to improve on.
yiiiiiiikes.

your sentence made NO sense, aside from the words 雨 and 今日. Are you actually studying Japanese? You didn't even use the は particle...
 
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yiiiiiiikes.

your sentence made NO sense, aside from the words 雨 and 今日. Are you actually studying Japanese? You didn't even use the は particle...
I literally just started learning the japanese vocbulary. It hasnt said much about grammar lol

Give me more time to improve
 

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I literally just started learning the japanese vocbulary. It hasnt said much about grammar lol

Give me more time to improve
You say you've been using Genki for a couple of weeks now. How far have you actually progressed in it? Be honest, now.
 
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You say you've been using Genki for a couple of weeks now. How far have you actually progressed in it? Be honest, now.
haha yeah but I'm only at the part where you learn the 2nd vocabulary... not super far. I also spend my time using the Japanese apps on my iphone for more words. Another thing that I do is continue to master Hiragana and Katana, I believe I know them all but I want to be able to say what each is within 1 second of seeing it... I usually take 2 - 3 but I know what they all are. Also in a different app I started learning some Kanji's, I so far know 10.

So yeah i'm multitasking and not sticking to one thing, no clue if this is a bad habit but it's enjoyable learning in multiple ways.

EDIT 1: I use the apps because they are extremely useful when it comes to memorizing. Lots of interactive games, one of the apps called "Japanese" helped me master numbers in japanese and know some phrases.
 

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here's tip you can commit to memory: わ is not a particle. The particle is pronounced "wa," but ALWAYS written は. As with all things, there's a TL: DR historical reason to this.

Keep working on that grammar, you can't just translate words piecemeal and throw them together in the hopes they'll form a complete sentence
 
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here's tip you can commit to memory: わ is not a particle. The particle is pronounced "wa," but ALWAYS written は. As with all things, there's a TL: DR historical reason to this.

Keep working on that grammar, you can't just translate words piecemeal and throw them together in the hopes they'll form a complete sentence
See thats all it took a simple explanation! now I know and I will drill it into memory :) thanks
 
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