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Questions about use of しがな (shi-ga-na)

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I am new to Japanese learning so this may seem basic but I haven't come across this yet in my study resources and stumbled upon the particle myself...

 

- can I use しがな (shi-ga-na) after any noun I want? e.g. とり かつ しがな (tori katsu shigana)

- is there a kanji for it?

- is there an alternative phrase used or easier phrase to use?

 

Louis 

#1 Posted by Louis Loves japan about 1 month ago
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Hey Louis, I am not an expert in japanese but i think i can help you a little bit with this question.

I`ve never heard しがな, it can be also cuz i am new to this language, but you can use something else to express desire.

 

For example, if you want to say "i want torikatsu" you can use ~ほしい for nouns -> とりカツがほしい

e.g: I want a car -> (くるま)がほしいです。 I want that book -> あの本(ほん)がほしいです

 

However, if you want to say "I want to eat torikatsu" you can use ~たい for verbs -> とりカツが食べたい(たべたい)

e.g: I want to drink water -> 水が飲みたい(のみたい)。I want to go to the bathroom -> トイレに行きたい (いきたい)

 

I think that way easier in my humble opinion, learning express desire using ~hoshii and ~tai

 

 

#2 Posted by Vinícius Aguiar (心) about 1 month ago
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Vinícius Aguiar (心) wrote today at 6:34 PM

Hey Louis, I am not an expert in japanese but i think i cant help you a little bit with this question.

I`ve never heard しがな, it can be also cuz i am new to this language, but you can use something else to express desire.

 

For example, if you want to say "i want torikatsu" you can use ~ほしい for nouns -> とりカツがほしい

e.g: I want a car -> (くるま)がほしいです。 I want that book -> あの本(ほん)がほしいです

 

However, if you want to say "I want to eat torikatsu" you can use ~たい for verbs -> とりカツが食べたい(たべたい)

e.g: I want to drink water -> 水が飲みたい(のみたい)。I want to go to the bathroom -> トイレに行きたい (いきたい)

 

I think that way easier in my humble opinion, learning express desire using ~hoshii and ~tai

 

 

Wow!  This is very helpful!  Thanks!

-Your friendly neigborhood badger!

#3 Posted by Anaguma94 about 1 month ago
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Vinícius Aguiar (心) wrote yesterday at 11:34 PM

Hey Louis, I am not an expert in japanese but i think i can help you a little bit with this question.

I`ve never heard しがな, it can be also cuz i am new to this language, but you can use something else to express desire.

 

For example, if you want to say "i want torikatsu" you can use ~ほしい for nouns -> とりカツがほしい

e.g: I want a car -> (くるま)がほしいです。 I want that book -> あの本(ほん)がほしいです

 

However, if you want to say "I want to eat torikatsu" you can use ~たい for verbs -> とりカツが食べたい(たべたい)

e.g: I want to drink water -> 水が飲みたい(のみたい)。I want to go to the bathroom -> トイレに行きたい (いきたい)

 

I think that way easier in my humble opinion, learning express desire using ~hoshii and ~tai

 

 

Thank you very much Vínicius, as a new learner it's so much more helpful having an actual person explain something to you! 

Louis 

#4 Posted by Louis Loves japan about 1 month ago

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