Yoda Word Order

Word Order in Japanese

If you’re a native English speaker, word order in Japanese is going to seem crazy, especially if it’s your first time studying a foreign language.


When I first learned about Japanese sentence structure, I felt like someone was spinning me in circles.  But I wasn’t studying for long before it just started to feel perfectly natural the way a sentence was ordered.  The info in this page should serve as a background for why and how a Japanese sentence is structured differently than an English one, but don’t get too caught up in it when you’re actually practicing Japanese. (more…)