Questions tagged [particle-で]

助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.

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Is で here has the same function as によって?

After a coffee store owner served coffee to his customers, he started with this line いいか? 豆っていうのは産地で全く味も違うし、挽き方で味も変わってくるんだ... to show off his knowledge about coffee beans. I'm not sure what kind で ...
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Confusion about meaning due to spacing and で particle

I'm playing a game and came across the following: 彼女が自然と人を惹きつけるのは きっと...... あなたの 誠実で大きな背中を見て 育ったからなのでしょう。 For some reason I cannot understand the meaning of the second chunk due to the space after 「...
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地球上で versus 地球上に

Re: チーターは、地球上で、もっとも足の速い陸上動物だ。 source I understand that で is to indicate location of action. And there is no action verb in the sentence. I have expected に to be used. That is 地球上に instead of 地球上で. How ...
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Why is 「プールで人がいっぱいです。」 wrong?

Anki deck gave me 「プールは人でいっぱいです。」 Why is it not 「プールで人がいっぱいです。」or 「プールで人をいっぱい」? From my understanding, で marks the limitation where an action or state of being takes place. So wouldn't プールで mark the ...
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中 vs で for scope

Some time ago I learned about the uses of で particle and one of them is scope for example: このマンガは日本で有名です but now with the uses of 中 says that when it's used after a place indicates the scope of an ...
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What is the difference between の中に and の中で?

I have two sentences having の中に (no naka ni) and の中で (no naka de), and I want to know if they are correctly framed. If yes, then how does the meaning change? 日本{にほん}の食{た}べ物{もの}の中{なか}に寿司{すし}が大好{だいす}...
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What is the purpose of 「で」 in the following sentence?

I came accross the following passage in my textbook: ゆとり教育で学校で教える内容が減らされたため、その教育を受けた子供達は常識的に誰でも知っているはずのことでさえ知らないという現象も出てきた。 I can understand the meaning of the sentence, as "Due to the decrease ...
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Location particle with 並ぶ [duplicate]

Why is に, rather than で, used with the verb 並ぶ, e.g. 入り口に並んでいる。 I'm stood in line at the entrance. Using the usual distinction of で marking the location where an action takes place and に marking the ...
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Should I use the particle に for 学校_行きます?

学校_行きます。 がっこう_いきます。 I assume that it does, because で or を doesn't really makes sense. Since で indicates that I'm going in school, and 学校 isn't really a direct object. Or is it?
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に迷う vs で迷う, に悩む vs で悩む

I have seen a lot of older posts about the differences between the particles に and で. But I am surprised that neither pair in this question seems to have been asked before. 道に迷う 進路に悩む セックスレスに悩む主婦 ...
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What is the meaning of “で” in this sentence?

呆れた顔で微笑む先輩は、もういつもと同じ雰囲気に戻っていた。 What is the meaning of "で" in this sentence? Looks like the same function of から but I'm not sure...
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Can someone explain the use of で in this sentence: 今日も元気で過ごせたらイイよね

I'm having trouble getting the correct translation of the sentence because of the で particle. I don't know if it's being used as a particle or the imperative form of 元気.
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usage of で in a sentence

I have starting reading some very simple Japanese news articles and came across this sentence, 4日に出した予想では、今年一番早く咲くのは福岡市と高知市で、今月13日です。 While I'm relatively sure what the sentence means I'm unsure of ...
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Usage of で in 〜時で

In the following sentence, what is the usage of the particle で? 彼は、先生と話すときと友達と話すときで、ことばや話し方をうまく使い分けている。 Can で indicate time?
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Use of になる and で in 同姓同名になる事で

I am trying to figure out the meaning of the following : 同姓同名になる事で It is part of a newspaper article on a Japanese Mayor whose name and surname sounds like "Joe Biden" The entire sentence ...
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Problems with から, て form and で (because)

Well, searching around the web I came across this post (Difference between から and で in context of because) that had a similar problem, but it did not resolve mine. I found these three sentences: ...
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Using で instead of に when specifying a day

In this article, first sentence in the second paragraph: この事故{じこ}から、[10日]{とおか}で20年{ねん}になりました。 My interpretation is that On the 10th, it will have been 20 years since the incident. To specify the ...
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What are the differences between the usage of は and では in negative sentences?

I understand that in a sentence such as わざわざあなたが行くことはありません。誰かに行かせます。 the general meaning of ~ことはない is that there is no need to do something. But why would it be wrong to say ではない ? Is there a ...
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What's the difference between には and では

My book has these two sentences and I don't quite understand why they are using には in the first example and では on the second one. It seems to me that only では would be correct in this situation. 1)...
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Parse the sentence 「この保証書は、記載の内容で無料修理を行うことをお約束するものです」

The above sentence is taken from a 保証書 (from a reading exercise). Having searched for the sentence, it seems to be a fairly standard sentence in warranties. I have two question about the sentence. ...
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What is the role of で in the following sentence?

The following is a sentence from a reading comprehension exercise. The context is a 返品カード. I wonder what role で plays below: 返品理由で当てはまるものを選び、アルファベットに◯をつけてください。 a.サイズが合わなかった。 b. ... I have two ...
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Is the で in というわけで the de-particle or the te-form of だ?

Would the で in というわけで be analyzed as the te-form of da or the de particle? Both of them seem like they would fit, as the de particle can indicate cause/reason (as alluded to in this similar question) ...
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what does the particle で do in this sentence [duplicate]

Can anyone here please help me with this sentence? 私達は交代で運転した, what does で mean here?
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The Difference Between に and で when indicating the time when something terminates

I was reading through the Dictionary of Basic Grammar and found that one of the four usages of the で particle is to mark the time when something terminates, similar to the following sentence: パーティーは ...
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What does かかっといで mean? [duplicate]

「もう一度かかっといで」。 At the beginning, I thought it was 掛かって + ぐ ending verb turned into its imperative mood; then I've found かかってこい, it would make sense. If so, why does で appear? Is と the contraction for ...
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can't understand how で particle works with ~ばいいのに

I am having trouble interpreting this sentence in a manga, the text was split in two bubbles which is why I separated them. 「日之出ん家でしてくればいいのに」 「そうすりゃもっと長く一緒に居られる」 from other threads, ~ばいいのに seems to ...
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What is the function of the で of ってことで(ということで)?

『......わかったわよ。一応観測機を回してみるわ。それ以降のことは、その結果如何ってことで文句ないわね?』 Context: 士道 believed his classmate 折紙 was a 精霊 and reported this to 琴里, the speaker, hoping 琴里 would send people to investigate 折紙. 琴里 didn’t ...
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Translating でも in this context

I was leisurely scrolling through a Facebook page, when I saw this post: It featured でも and I'm 100% sure the English translation is wrong. My question is, will removing も from でも change the meaning ...
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Double negation sentence in manga

だけど... 冷えるんだったら スカートじゃない ほう が いい ん じゃないのか? I just don't understand this sentence. I'm not keen on if ん is の(?) in both cases and I assume ほう(方)simply indicates an action and there's a double ...
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Usage of で after embedded question

自動運転の技術は、どのくらい自動で運転できるかで5つのレベルがあります。 The extent to which you can drive automatically is measured by 5 levels. Obviously my translation is rather loose. A more literal translation would be "to ...
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What does 「で」mean in 「試合で 失敗しました」? Why not use 「に」?

I just did the listening Mondai 2 for Lesson 33 of Minna No Nihongo 2 (the older ver.). And in question 5, it says「山田君は 今の試合で 失敗しましたが、次の試合で 頑張ります。」 I've learned that you use 「に」before 「失敗する」, and I ...
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Function of で in this sentence: 「入れ違いで亜美さんが出て行ったところです」 [duplicate]

Back again with another question about で in this sentence: さっき入れ違いで亜美さんが出て行ったところです。 Which supposedly translates to "You just missed Ami as she went out." From my understanding of で, it may ...
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Function of で in these lyrics

I've been trying to self-translate the lyrics for Secret Base, and this line somehow confuses me. 突然の 転校で どうしようもなく What exactly is the use of the で here? And what is its translation?
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Japanese word using で” in this sentence [duplicate]

芸達者で食欲が旺盛な、ごくふつうの犬です。 I'm currently reading a short manga and this sentence was used at the end of the chapter, for context the story is about a タヌキ (usually referred as a dog). That one day the owner'...
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The difference between の中で vs の中から

This comes from a previous previous question with what I find to be a confusing explanation. Generally, の中で is presented in all of the English language resources I could find to be an atomic thing ...
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The use of “で” and "を” in this sentence

こうえんをさんぽします。 Why in this sentence do we use を and not で。
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What does で means in this sentence? [duplicate]

中国人で日本語が話せる方 I think it's traduction would be: Chinese people who can speak Japanese But I have searched for references of this で usage yet I haven't find anything.
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what is the usage of the でーparticle in this sentence?

context:the article which i was reading is about a female model who has been doing photography sessions with certain companies. しばらく就職活動で忙しくなるということで、このタイミングで撮影できたのはラッキーでした< what i don't ...
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なんて言わないで自己申告制, meaning of で?

I'm kinda at a lost here. In what I'm translating (a song), a character says: なんて言わないで 自己申告制 My main issue is...I have no clue how で is meant to be used here. One person I spoke to translated this ...
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Why do these two sentences take different particles (に and で) despite being broadly similar?

日本人の会話には下の例のように、「~けど」や「~から」や「し」などで文を終わらせる話し方が多く見られます。 日本語の会話では、文の倒置もよく見られます。 These two sentences (which are not in sequence) come from a text from the Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese textbook. ...
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Usage of で and までに in certain verbs

Use of Particle で particle, among other uses, is used to indicate the termination of something, wherein it acts like; "at; on, in". E.g. 大学は10月で終わる (The College will end in October), 2nd E.g....
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Usage of で in this sentence

I have a sentence (jlptN4): その花屋はいつもきれいな花でいっぱいです。 Could someone please explain why it needs で here, not が?
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Would I use で if I want to say “drawing in an art program”

I feel like this is wrong, but I’m not entirely sure, if I wanted to say “my first time drawing in Paint Tool Sai” would this sentence be correct? ペイントツールSAIで初めて描画
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Am I interpreting this 出てくる sentence properly?

The sentence is this: よく話で出てきます。 Here's how I looked at it: よく is the adverb "well". 話で is something like "by means of a story", unless で here is the て form of the copula. 出てきます ...
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Can we use ために instead of で

As we know, で is used for, referring to the things that we use as an instrument/means to perform an act. So, my question is can we use "ために...を使う" instead of "で" to highlight that ...
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Correct way to say “I am a beginner in Japanese”

What is the correct way to say: "I am a beginner in Japanese". Google Translate shows the translation is: 私は日本語で初心者です However, Google search shows: 私は日本語の初心者です has a lot more hits. Which one ...
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Translation of 同じで in 同じで分かり合ってる

同じで分かり合ってる is a sentence in a lyrics of this song https://utaten.com/lyric/jb81104032/ Some sources translate this as “We understand each other the same” Some as “We understand each other because we ...
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Help with translation of song line - confusing use of particles, unsure how to deal with a pun

So I was trying to translate this song (full lyrics here) but there's this one line that I can't make sense out of. その餌で凍えて誂えて この折に巣食い尽くす この唄を 捧げます。 With that bait, freeze and make to order. ...
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で contradiction

Best explained with an example: リンゴでアップルパイを作りたい The above sentence can either mean "I want to make apple pie with apples" or it can mean "That apple makes me want to make apple pie". How do I know ...
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Difference of では vs には in this sentence context

ここでは事故の危険があります。 I understand that the additional は to で and に is just to add a form of contrast. However, what I am confused about is that why is で used instead of に when the sentence contains "あります"....

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