What does the bolded には mean in the following sentence?


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    入ってきいた。 to enter / to go into; to hear past tense. <-- 「入ってきた」じゃない?(「きいた」じゃなくて「きた」) – Chocolate Oct 24 '18 at 3:24
  • @Chocolate ここに何をから。 jisho.org/search/入ってきいた – Toyu_Frey Oct 24 '18 at 3:38
  • What are you looking at in those search results? What do you think 入ってきいた is? – Leebo Oct 24 '18 at 3:51
  • @Leebo I think that 入ってきいた is two verbs connected with a te. Am I wrong, and if so, can you explain my mistake to me? – Toyu_Frey Oct 24 '18 at 4:01
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    Chocolate pointed out that 入ってきた would make sense, but 入ってきいた doesn't really, so they were confirming if what you wrote was accurate. – Leebo Oct 24 '18 at 5:32

It's a particle に (marking a direction/destination) followed by a topic/contrast marker は. は is used because there is a weak contrast between what's happening to his 目の前 and what's happening to his 耳.

(literally) into my ears, an excited voice of a foreigner with silver hair was coming.

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