Desu ga

sabine-veronika November 23, 2016, 8:10 pm
Please explain the function of the particle ga in sentences ending with desu ga.
Desu ga
Crystal-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor November 24, 2016, 1:58 pm
こんにちはsabine-veronikaさん!

The primary use of the particle が  in sentences ending with 「ですが」 is to mean "but".
E.g. 行きたいですが用事があります ー いきたい です が ようじ が あります
I want to go but I have a previous engagement

There are also sentences where が is used without a second sentence.
E.g. 行きたい です が。。。
I want to go but...
These sentences are usually used to indicate reluctance (e.g to do something) instead of refusing directly, similar to how we can do so in spoken English. This is commonly used in Japanese as it is considered more polite to imply things instead of saying things directly...Read More
こんにちはsabine-veronikaさん!

The primary use of the particle が  in sentences ending with 「ですが」 is to mean "but".
E.g. 行きたいですが用事があります ー いきたい です が ようじ が あります
I want to go but I have a previous engagement

There are also sentences where が is used without a second sentence.
E.g. 行きたい です が。。。
I want to go but...
These sentences are usually used to indicate reluctance (e.g to do something) instead of refusing directly, similar to how we can do so in spoken English. This is commonly used in Japanese as it is considered more polite to imply things instead of saying things directly.

I hope that helps. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have further questions.
頑張って下さいね!

Crystal
Desu ga

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