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Difference between に and が [duplicate]

What's the difference between their に and が in these sentences? 「私にできることがあれば何でも言ってください」 and 「私ができることがあれば何でも言ってください」?
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How is に used in にできる here? [duplicate]

Slight disclaimer. I did read the following post, Meaning of に in ~にできる , but did not see it's reasoning directly translating to my sentence. Here is sentence in question: 「五つ子だからミクにできることは他の四人にもできる。」 ...
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particles for dekiru [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: が and に interchangeability and difference in meaning I have another question with “dekiru”. When this verb is used the particle “ni”? For example, like in the following ...
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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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What is the difference between 〜にできる and 〜ができる [duplicate]

For instance: 僕ができること vs 僕にできること I would translate the both as "something that I can do." Is this correct or is there a more subtle nuance?
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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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Why is に used here? [duplicate]

Just wondering why the second に is being used here 現行犯逮捕以外に僕に何ができる? My rough translation is: What can I do other than catching them in the act? I understand the reasoning for the first に but the ...
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Can someone explain to me the function of に in this phrase? [duplicate]

So, I was reading my favorite manga, until I got stuck all of a sudden in this particular phrase highlighted in red. I had to go check the english translation, and it translated as "there's ...
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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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Using に with adjectives

I want to know if there is a rule or way of thinking that makes it easier to understand which adjectives can be used in the following pattern. 体にいいです。 健康にわるいです。 酒によわいです。 電車に詳しいです。 その場にふさわしかった。 I ...
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Help with question word だれ

Every example I see with だれ and a copula has だれ placed at the end (あの方はだれですか。) Will changing the order to だれがあの方ですか。be acceptable or mean something else? Also, how do I write "Who has A car?" I ...
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The に particle and potential form

これはアメリカ人にも読める日本語の本です。 I received this sentence as an example of に being used with potential form in a passive sense, but even though the person said they were Japanese (online) I have never seen ...
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What is the difference in nuance between 私には and 私は?

Can anyone help explaining the nuance in difference between: 私はまったく分かりません。 私にはまったく分かりません。 With expressions such as ヨーロッパには行く (versus は) I can see what affect including the に particle within the ...
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Is it correct to say 私は二人のお兄さんがいる?

私は[二人]{ふたり}のおにいさんがいる。 私は二人のおにいさんがいます。 I am trying to say "I have two elder brothers." Someone told me that I should say "私には二人兄がいます/いる。" I have some doubts: 1. Why is it 私に but not 私は? 2. ...
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Cases where "に" cannot mean "at"

彼には 子供が 六人 います - He has six children. I'm used to thinking of に as "at", or at least in a sense of goal or direction (ex.: 買い物に行く), but here it doesn't seem to work in that sense and I don't ...
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