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Help understanding neutral statement vs... er, non-neutral? に / には [duplicate]

I have two statements in my notes, about a restaurant on the first floor. One is a neutral statement, one is talking about things on the first floor. I am not entirely sure of the context to use them ...
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山には多く雪があります。 what does ”は” after ”に” mean? [duplicate]

Why can't I say ”山に多い雪があります”? What does ”は” after ”に” mean?
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is に + は a common construction? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the phrase はるには -- I get that に is a temporal particle and は is the theme marker. However, I never saw them together. Is this a standard thing to do? Would the literal ...
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Particles after に [duplicate]

I've been given two examples: Niwa ni ki ga arimasu and Kono heya ni wa nani ga arimasu ka? Why is wa required in the second sentence, but not in the first one? Thank you in advance!
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Compound particles: ni wa [duplicate]

So I have this sentence: Sotsugyou paatii ni wa sanka shinai yotei desu. Now if I take wa from the sentence, it should still mean the same. What is the purpose of wa in this sentence?
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Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?

From what I understand, there are two types of は-particle: The thematic-は (topic-marker) which is used to introduce things into the universe of discourse. The contrastive-は. jkerian states that: ...
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What is the difference between ni and ni wa, when talking about a person?

What is the difference between ni and ni wa, when talking about a person? Ni has many meanings, but it is often used as a marker for direction. Wa is often used as a topic marker. In my textbook, it ...
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Problems with は and が

Consider: [A] 猫が好きだ To me this means [A']"I like cats." Contrast this to: [B] 猫は好きだ To me this means [B']"I like cats (among other animals)" I based my understanding of [B] from Derek ...
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Differentiate 'niwa" and "ni" when indicating a position

I am here again! I am just starting learning this amazing language and thanks for everyone's help. So I heard that to say "I speak fast in English" I say: Egoniwa hayakuhanashimasu. What does the ...
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Difference between 時に、時は、時には

I am having a hard time figuring these out, it turns out that I get corrected by native speakers a lot, when I use one of them, they will correct me saying that another particle should be used ...
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Need help with translation/grammar 「なんの」

I try to read a Japanese book, but I have some troubles with the following phrases which is part of a break up conversation: 「俺はもう蕎麦屋には行かないから、千晶さんは安心して行っていいよ。近所に住んでるし、ばったり会うこともあるかもしれないけど、まあ、...
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は、には、に。。。what is the difference between them?

Can anyone explain the difference between the three sentences below and also the use of the grammar? わたしのがっこう は 日本人の せんせい が います。 わたしのがっこう に 日本人の せんせい が います。 わたしのがっこう には 日本人の せんせい が います。
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Listing places in Japanese and using particles afterwards

If I want to say John studies at home and the library do I say ジョンさんはうちととしょかんでべんきょうします。 I feel like I'm getting the particles wrong or that I'm actually supposed to use double particles.
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Changing を to は in negative statements

I've got confused and have a few questions: In some situations speaker is obligated to change the particle e.g. answering yes/no questions. Question: あなたはくじにひこうきにのりますか。(A) Answer: いいえ、わたしはくじ ...
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What does the とは mean in this phrase?

I'm pretty new to Japanese and I have a question. So I know this is supposed to be something like "he differs from his former self" but I can't really make sense of what とは is supposed to mean in ...
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