Particle② – “を (wo)”

Hi, Leo Sensei dayo!

In this session, let’s study “を(wo)”. “を(wo)” is also very important since this shows which word or phrase is object in the sentence. “を(wo)” has mainly two meanings, object and place where motion takes place.

 

Object

The particle “wo” marks the preceding word or phrase as a direct object in the sentence. Direct object means a object directly connected with verb. For example, relation with “eat” and “bread” or ” drink” and ” tea”.

 

Ex a)

Adinは毎朝(まいあさ)、紅茶(こうちゃ)飲(の)む

(Adin wa maiasa koucha wo nomu)

“wo” marks the preceding word(koucha) as a direct object in this sentence. This sentence means in English that “Adin drinks tea every morning.”

 

Place where motion takes place

The particle “wo” marks a place word through which the motion takes place. It also shows a place which the movement starts.

Ex b)

次(つぎ)の信号(しんごう)右(みぎ)に曲(ま)がってください。

(Tsugi no shingou wo migi ni magatte kudasai)

Turn right(migi ni magaru) is one motion and this motion goes through corner. This sentence means in English that “Turn right at the next traffic light.”

 

Ex c)

ホテル朝(あさ)8時に出発(しゅっぱつ)します。

(Hotel wo asa hachiji ni syuppatsu shimasu)

Hotel is place this motion(leave) taking place. This sentence means in English that “I leave hotel at 8 in the morning.”

 

Points

“を(wo)” has mainly two meanings, object and place where motion takes place.

 

So much for this session! Bye!!

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