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How do i know the difference between ni or wo while using verbs with people

For example: Naguru - to strike Sasou - to invite Kisu suru - to kiss How do i know which one between wo and ni is the correct one? Kanoji ni sasou or kanojo wo sasou? Kanojo ni kisu suru or kanojo ...
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へようこそ and にようこそ

I've noticed that both へ and に are use with ようこそ. The one I learned first is へ, and it seems like it's more common, but I know に is also used, as in the title NHKにようこそ. When I search BCCWJ, I find ...
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What is the subject of this sentence? Is it the book (mentioned) or the author (who is not mentioned)?

The following sentence/phrase comes from the Progressive (プログレッシブ)dictionary: この本は自然主義について論じている|This book deals with naturalism In English people often say something like "This books addresses the ...
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Usage of で particle in this sentence: この問題用紙は全部で8ページあります

Usage of particle で and に have been causing me quite some difficulties from the beginning (I keep on using で instead of に and vice versa). From what I've learned so far, particle で indicates either ...
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に versus を with 会いました verb

I casually used を in the sentence クマを会いました。I was corrected with クマに会いました。Checking references and sample sentences I found no を examples. I think there is something fundamental about を and に that I do ...
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use of に or で for 寄ってください as a location particle

As far as I can understand about location に indicates a location where something exists (as in ここに いる), but some verbs use it like つとめる and で the location on which an action takes place ( as in ...
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Fixing my grammar on a line in my essay

I'm revising an essay that I wrote and one of my lines is a little beyond my current grammar abilities. My original line is: 友達はそこに行ったことは分かったことはありません What I'm trying to say is: My friend still ...
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ここ10年でずいぶん's meaning

コンピューターの技術は、ここ10年でずいぶんです。 What does ここ10年でずいぶんです mean. ずいぶん means remarkable (I searched from a website),but I don't know what で functions and what ここ10年 means. In my opinion, I think it means "...
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"対象 Intransitive Verbs" vs "原因 Intransitive Verbs" when taking に

The gist of this question is about you determine whether intransitive verb takes に as "対象/に対して" or に as "原因/によって", when it's not especially obvious 対象 is def 3, and 原因 is def 7 に ...
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Is に required after 後?

"I moved two years ago" would be 二年前に引っ越した I think, but if I want to say after x time, would I use に?E.g. 四日後に, or is it not required?
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flexibility of meaning between 恋に破れる vs 血に飽きた

A more specific question regarding a reply i got from a more long winded question. Hopefully i can expand this to other situations. Aくんも私と同じように、恋に破れて泣く日が来るんだろうか ~に破れる means either "to be ...
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Disambiguating に and を

その時を待っている - I will be waiting for that time その時に待っている - "I will be waiting for that time" or "I will be waiting at that time" The first sentence only can ever have that single translation. The ...
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Why is に used here and are there any possible replacements for it here?

彼は生徒に人気がある I have done a quick search and I have found in cases where 人気のある and 人気がある are used that に marks who something is popular with most of the time. Why is に used here and could we use some ...
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From a Japanese PoV, what's the explanation of 「に」 particle corresponding to both western concepts of "to" and "in"

自由に歩いて。 人の中に心臓がある。 学校に行きます。 If I'm correct: Walk freely. (Walk in freedom) Inside a person there's a heart. I go to school. So, I'd want to understand why 「に」 covers both "to" and "...
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