Marking the holder of an attribute with が


The particle が can attach to a noun to identify it as the subject having an attribute in a sentence.

Examples

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Having overheard a customer saying Cocoa has a sister complex, Cocoa excitedly tells Chino that it has a good sound to it.

(ひび)かっこいいよね」

(ひび) (“sound”) is the thing with the attribute.

かっこいい (“attractive” or “cool”) is the property attributed to it.

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Being told she has to memorize the café menu, Cocoa comments on how the variety of coffee is very difficult.

「コーヒーの種類(しゅるい)(おお)(むずか)しいねー」

コーヒーの種類(しゅるい) (“variety of coffee”) is the thing with the attribute.

(むずか)しい (“difficult”) is the property attributed to it.

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Discussing a collaboration between cafés, Chino says that for her, a mug is her desired collaboration item.

(わたし)マグカップ()しいです」

マグカップ (“mug”) is the thing with the attribute.

()しい (“desirable”) is the property attributed to it.