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Using に to indicate purpose without a movement verb [duplicate]

I found the following sentence in the iknow core 1000 step 9: 夕食に牛肉を買った。 I bought beef for dinner. に is marking the purpose of buying beef?
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に/で as time particles. What's the difference?

I've read a post on this topic, but really not sure of the difference when applied to something like this: 私は朝飯のみに茶を飲む 私は朝飯のみで茶を飲む From what I read, I'm guessing one of them is incorrect, as に ...
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Meaning of にと思って in a sentence

I've been thinking about this for a few days but I still can't figure out what this means. Sorry if this is really beginner-like! I was wondering what this particular part in a sentence means: にと思って. ...
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interpreting 私の生徒会に欲しいって会った時から言ってる

MC bumps into the new 生徒会長 after her opening ceremony speech. MC and her are friends since the start of the last school year, but the reader doesn't know what happened between them previous year ...
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what is the meaning of にと?

カメを助けた孫悟空、お礼にとそのカメが連れてきたこのじいさんはいったい? I don't understand what purpose the と serves in this sentence. Can someone explain, please?
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grammar of 前の誕生日プレゼントにもらった彼女の絵

彼女は小学3年生の時に日本に引っ越してきて、それがたまたま私達のクラスだった。 私達と出会うまで楽器の経験がなかったのが、信じられないほどヴィオラを巧みに操っている。 しかも、父が有名な画家で絵をたしなむ。 この前の誕生日プレゼントにもらった彼女の絵は、とても素晴らしくて宝物になった。 i'm not sure if ...彼女の絵 is saying "her ...
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Can に have the same function as として?

In this sentence: 君は選ばれたのだ 私の退屈を埋めるための欠片の1つに Does the particle に work in the same way as として? Is it the same as 私の退屈を埋めるための欠片の1つとして ? Thanks for the answer!
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Parsing 朝ごはんにりんごを食べます

According to A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, under the には entry, には can take a noun if it's a noun of action (third paragraph). には is に + は after all, so I assume that the same rule ...
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What does 察するに and 証拠に mean?

At the start of sentences I found these words 察するに and 証拠に 察するに私の読者や担当編集が必死になって書け書け言ってくれるあれのことだろう? I thought that it was related to this, since I think that it can replace に with と、 証拠に、...
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What is the function of the に in 仕上げに?

「......てめえ、覚えてろよ」 「女の子はそんな言葉遣いしちゃ駄目よ。そうそう、仕上げにこれをつけてちょうだい」 「あ?」 士道は眉をひそめながら、琴里から絆創膏のようなものを受け取った。 「それをのどに貼り付けてみて」 Context: the first speaker is the brother (士道) and the second speaker the sister (琴里). ...
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Understanding いい顔に撮れてるじゃないか

(Link to the scene in question) In the Street Fighter 6 intro, Luke looks at the ID photo on the player character's new dojo membership card. He then says this to the player character: うん、...
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Why is に used instead of の? 「ハワイからおみやげにマカダミア•ナッツを買って来る」

(A) ハワイからおみやげにマカダミア•ナッツを買って来る I'll buy you guys a gift of macadamia nuts in Hawaii (B) ハワイからマカダミア•ナッツのおみやげを買って来る I suppose に here indicates the purpose of the action like in the following: ...
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