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Particles "o" and "ga"

Binsentsu

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Hi all. I just started taking Japanese about two weeks ago. Apart from memorizing vocabulary, I think I am getting along pretty well. There is one thing that I am thoroughly confused with though and that is the use of the particles "o" and "ga". Am I correct in understanding that they are both used to indicate the object of a verb? Does that mean I can use either one of them?

Example:

Eiga o mimasu. Can I also say "Eiga ga mimasu" ?

If this is wrong, when do I know to use "ga" then?

Any advice would be appreciated. :)
 

nice gaijin

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Eiga o mimasu. Can I also say "Eiga ga mimasu"
no, they are not interchangeable like that.

Do a search on the forum for "particles" and a ton of resources will come up.
 

Binsentsu

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Oh! I didn't know you can do a search here. Tried it. Thanks so much for the info. Very helpful indeed!
 

ハダカ

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ichiban . narod . ru - for みんなの日本語 I - best solution, I think. Take a deep breath :)
And, who's these gaijins anyway?
 

nice gaijin

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it's a shortened version of gaikokujin, foreigner.
 

Skuu

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ichiban . narod . ru - for みんなの日本語 I - best solution, I think. Take a deep breath :)
And, who's these gaijins anyway?
I also recommend this textbook. I've been using it for a year and it's very fun and helpful.
 

ハダカ

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to Nice gaijin
Don't know, maybe saw in some movie or smth.
 

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Skuu you said in another thread that you have been using GENKI for a year now... Or was I mistaken?
 
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