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Does に function like は in お前に俺の気持ちがわかるもんか? [duplicate]

I saw this sentence in this topic, but I just have a different question. お前に俺の気持ちがわかるもんか。 Does に here function like は? Because I think the sentence can also be written like this お前は俺の気持ちがわかるもんか。
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I have a question. Why is the particle に instead of は for this sentence? Isnt the one doing supposed to be は not に? Thank you [duplicate]

I have a question. Why is the particle に instead of は for this sentence? “私に何かできることがあれば” Isnt the one doing supposed to be は not に? Thank you
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What is the usage of には in this sentence [duplicate]

What is the function of には in this sentence: 子供たちは密集して教師を取り囲み、みんなの眼が教師に向けられて、四方八方から口々に絶え間もなくしゃ べり立てていたが、Kには子供たちの早口の言葉が全然聞き取れなかった It seems to me that は should be in place of には here.
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Etymology of 出来る dekiru

An entry of Tae Kim's blog suggested that 出来る came from Chinese word 出来 that does have the nuance of potentiality, but the most recent visitor's comment claimed that the usage of 出来 in Chinese to show ...
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Use of に in 「私には本物の若殿様がわかります」

English What function is に serving in this sentence (the speaker has been asked to pick out the real lord from a group of people): 私には本物の若殿様がわかります I know who the real young lord is It seems to me ...
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Difference between "ga" vs "wo"

It's known that roughly, in most cases, we can think of using "wo" vs "ga" this way: ga is used when action is abstract, mental, non-physical otherwise, wo is used Yet, these ...
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Why is こと used in 「私に何かできること」?

How does it turn this into a noun clause? All I get from it is “I can do something” but I don’t see where こと fits in.
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A question about the particle used with potential form

As I know, when the potential form of a verb is being used, direct object particle "を" should not be used. Instead, が or は should be used. So when should we use which? For example, 富士山が 登れた ...
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に as the subject marker?

In an anime I was watching the other day, I heard the bellow phrase. I don't remember whose name it was or which anime it was, so I'll just replace it with a generic name: アリスに分かってる. The speaker was ...
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Why is には used in this sentence instead of は? [duplicate]

It hasn't been answered. Please help. なぜ殺されたのか君にはわからないのですか? Please help me understand why they use [には] in this sentence. Compare with [は], what is the difference it makes in that context ? I ...
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How to denote the object and the subject of potential form verbs clearly?

The source in where I studied told me that you mark the object of potential form with が particle instead of を particle because potential form is just a state, no actual action is taken. It ...
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俺にでも + なれる meaning

https://colorcodedlyrics.com/2018/01/winner-really-really-japanese-ver << From this song There's a sentence: 君のためなら 俺にでもなれる Billionaire The translation is "If it’s for you, even I could ...
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Could someone help me translate this sentence? [closed]

ぼくに何かできるのかと言えば、難しいところだ。例えば逃げ出すことを考える。 I know it's wrong, but this was the best I could come up with: "I can't really say what I can't do. For example running away."
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How does the に particle work here? (にでき) [duplicate]

愛にできること. I am so confused for the usage of the particle に here. This would translate to "things love can do", right? But I've always thought に marks the noun before it, and the action would ...
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