ga / wa

sue-ryan

sue-ryan

Q:Kibun wa do desu ka? A:Atama ga itai desu. Do questions use the topic particle instead of the subject particle? Would "Atama wa itai desu" sound odd?
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

In this situation, it should be "ga". Because up until this person mentions "atama", they were not talking ABOUT the head. They are talking ABOUT "how he/she's feeling." For you information, "wa" is the topic particle and "ga" is the subject particle. :D

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