what are the difference between は and が?

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Thread created by Farhana on Saturday the 7th of January 2017 at 6:17 PM
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How to use these particles? It's a little confusing whether to use は or が
#1 Posted by Farhana on Saturday the 7th of January 2017 at 6:17 PM
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This what i know, 
は used when we want to talk about something, in this case we want to talk about "yumiko san"
ゆみこさんは がくせい です

が used when we have new information, and we want to report that news to the other, in this case there's a student who find a mouse and telling what he/she found to the teacher. 
先生、つくえの 下に ねずみが あります

#2 Posted by udin sigma on Tuesday the 14th of March 2017 at 12:22 AM
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I do not think thats correct, if the mouse would be know you still would use ga.

Obviously there is a mouse seems like new information, but so would gakusei be new information, why else would you mention it?

But i think you would be understood everywhere if you switched them and used them incorrectly...

But yes ga and wa letter get a lot more difficult, i think its better to focus on all the rest and later come back to that topic.

Its not only difficult to adequately explain it, but you probably will not understant it or forget it later. Better learn it in context, Japanese has a lot of things were even foreigners can easily spot patterns that you intuitivley later understand even if you cant conciously mention them.



#3 Posted by youstolemylife on Sunday the 14th of May 2017 at 10:34 PM, last modified on Monday the 15th of May 2017 at 9:21 PM

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