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Question to Teacher: How would you say you have won an object that is not money?
Course 4 Lesson 7: Beth's Luck (New Verbs)
Post Date: 2017-02-07 00:07:46
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2016 Sep 24
In the section for the term 勝つ, it says no particle is needed for money. However, what particle should be used for other objects like winning a toy, or winning a gift voucher etc (and not winning a race, game etc, which uses に)? Would it be を?
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2017-02-08 18:58:20
2003 Mar 03
As for winning objects like toys and gift vouchers, かつ (KATSU/win) is not used.
もらう (MORAU/to receive) or あたる (ATARU/to hit) are common/appropriate to use.
おもちゃをもらう。(OMOCHA O MORAU)
おもちゃがあたる。(OMOCHA GA ATARU)
= I receive/win a toy.
ギフトけんをもらう。(GIFUTO KEN O MORAU)
ギフトけんがあたる。(GIFUTO KEN GA ATARU)
= I receive/win a gift voucher.
The particle after an object changes depending on the verb you use.
Let me give you a couple of more examples since there are more verbs which mean “to win”.
1)たからくじに とうせんしました! (TAKARAKUJI NI TOUSENSHIMASHITA)
= I won a lottery!
*当選する (TOUSEN SURU) = to win a prize, win an election, draw a winning number
2)ノーベルしょうを じゅしょうしました。(NOOBERU SHOU O JUSHOU SHIMASHITA)
= I won the Nobel Prize.
*受賞する (JUSHOU SURU) = to be awarded a prize, receive an award, win a prize