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wa marks the topic of a sentence. Very often this topic is the subject of
the sentence, but not always. It most closely resembles the phrase "as
ga marks the subject of a sentence and puts emphasis on it. It is very
confusing at first to distinguish between the uses of wa and ga since both
can label a subject, but they are very different sometimes and I will
strengthen this distinction as we go along
no signifies that the item before it posesses the item after it. This
meaning can be broadened to the sense of attatching attributes to nouns.
o marks the direct object of a sentence. It tells what or who receives the
action of the verb.
e shows the direction or destination of a motion.
ka shows that a sentence is a question. In English, questions can often be
very different from their corresponding statements, for example, "Does
he go to the store?" has a rather different word order from "He goes to
the store." In Japanese, this is usually not the case and a statement can be
changed to a question simply by tacking a ka onto the end.