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Japanese Grammar – I only like dogs. I do not like cats. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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ใ„ใฌ____ใŒ ใ™ใ ใงใ™ใ€‚ใญใ“ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚

I only like dogs. I do not like cats.

ใ ใ‘
This is how to say I only like dogs. I do not like cats. in Japanese with the correct grammar: ใ„ใฌ____ใŒ ใ™ใ ใงใ™ใ€‚ใญใ“ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚, with the answer being “ใ ใ‘”. Here you will learn how to pronounce ใ ใ‘ correctly and in the comments below be able to read comments on how to understand this grammar & tips and explanations on the grammar subject. Then, below that, you will have the opportunity to play a game practicing all different types of Japanese grammar and vocabulary.

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ใ„ใฌ____ใŒ ใ™ใ ใงใ™ใ€‚ใญใ“ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚

"ใ ใ‘" is a particle in Japanese that means "only" or "just." It is used to indicate that the statement is exclusively limited to the noun or phrase it follows.

### Explanation:

1. Usage of "ใ ใ‘":
– "ใ ใ‘" is placed directly after a noun to specify that the statement applies exclusively to that noun.
– In your provided sentence, "ใ„ใฌ" (dog) is the noun, and "ใ ใ‘" specifies that the liking is limited to dogs only.

2. Sentence Structure:
– The structure of the sentence with "ใ ใ‘" should be: [Noun] ใ ใ‘ [Verb]ใ€‚
– In this case: "ใ„ใฌ ใ ใ‘ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใงใ™ใ€‚" (I only like dogs.)

3. Contrast with Negative Statement:
– The statement is contrasted with what follows: "ใญใ“ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚" (I do not like cats.)
– This contrast helps to reinforce the exclusivity indicated by "ใ ใ‘."

### Example

ใ„ใฌ ใ ใ‘ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใงใ™ใ€‚
– Romanized: Inu dake ga suki desu.
– Translation: I only like dogs.

ใญใ“ ใŒ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚
– Romanized: Neko ga suki janai desu.
– Translation: I do not like cats.

### Other Considerations:

– Another particle that can be used to express exclusivity is "ใ—ใ‹," but it is typically used with a negative verb form to imply "nothing but" or "only."
– Example: "ใ„ใฌ ใ—ใ‹ ใ™ใ ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ€‚"
– Translation: I don't like anything but dogs.

However, for positive statements or those not using negative verbs, "ใ ใ‘" is the appropriate particle.

Romanization and literal translation can also help learners to understand and internalize the usage of "ใ ใ‘" in sentences.

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