[JLPT grammar] If a Japanese sentence has no subject, is the subject always わたし?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!



If a Japanese sentence has no subject, is the subject always わたし?


[My Reply]

主語(しゅご subject)が「わたし」のときは、言わなくてもいいです。


“Hearsay” や “judgment” の文のときも、主語がないことがあります。


Yes, almost.
In Japanese, most of the subjects omitted are わたし.

But when speaking as if it were about oneself, such as when a mother is speaking on her baby’s behalf, the subject is omitted.

“Hearsay” or “judgment” sentences may also be omitted, since you can guess the subject from previous conversations.


I hope my answer helps you. 😊



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I will teach you until you get it!



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