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follows a direct object (thing or matter).

Note that some of the direct objects in English may take other particles such as and
        リルさんは、ロビンさん電話した。Lil called Robin.
        私は日本語わかります。 I understand Japanese.

When there are a direct object (thing / matter) and an indirect object (person) in a sentence, the indirect object takes instead of .
        父はわたし電話かけさせました。My father made me make the call.

When an object appears as the topic or an element to be contrasted, may replaceを.
        手紙書きませんでした。As to the letter, I didn't write.

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