Describing people, places, states and conditions

Authored by: Naomi H. McGloin , Mutsuko Endo Hudson , Fumiko Nazikian , Tomomi Kakegawa

Modern Japanese Grammar

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415571999
eBook ISBN: 9780203856628
Adobe ISBN: 9781135151393


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When describing people (e.g. physical features), X wa Y ga adjective ‘Speaking of X, his Y is …’ is commonly used. When describing what someone is wearing, verbs of wearing, such as kiru, haku, kaburu, are used in -te iru/imasu form.

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