Definition: The noun is used to identify a person, place, thing, or idea. In Japanese all nouns not have gender and usually the singular and plural form are the same.
pencil, the pencil, a pencil,pencils,the pencils
鉛筆 = Enpitsu
The Japanese have the following rules for the use of nouns:
For Nouns Referring to People
If you use a noun referring to people, you must use the suffix たち (tachi) that indicate the plural form.
The Suffix "ya" (や) and The Suffix "ka" (か)
The suffix ya (や) is used for the store where the objects are sold or the person who sells them.
The suffix ka (か) is used for the person who is an expert or specialist in the designated subject.
For Compound NounsWhen you use two nouns together, you form a compound noun are joined by the particle no.
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