❝ In Japanese, can Particle Koto（こと） always be written in Kanji and interpreted as 'Matter' ? ❞
Once upon a time, an enthusiastic student of mine talked to his Japanese friend and was told that Particle Koto could be always interpreted as 'Matter'. Of course, I suspected neither my student nor his Japanese friend. However, as a matter of fact, in Japanese, can Particle Koto be always interpreted as 'Matter'? Really? Even we are foreigners, we can of course quote the research results from the scholars of Japanese: In Japanese, whether Particle Koto can be always interpreted as 'Matter' or not.
❝ Whenever Koto is activated its nominalizing functionality, it can neither be written in Kanji（事）nor be interpreted as 'Matter'. ❞
Last Update: Jan 04, 2014