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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ここに書いた or ここで書いた?

Which particle do I use to say that something is written somewhere? I googled both versions and they have a similar number of hits. Can I use both? Is there a difference between the two?
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can someone explain the use of で particle in this sentence: こんなに単純で当たり前なこと

i'm getting confused with the で particle in this sentence. This line belongs to Keno. The complete line is: こんなに単純で当たり前なことが 本当は、一番見失いがちだからね.
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The difference between に and で when focusing on location vs. action

Consider these sentences (scenario 1): (私は)公園に花を植える。(I) plant flowers IN the park. (focus on the park) vs (私は)公園で花を植える。(I) PLANT flowers in the park. (focus on planting) First of all, I would ...
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can someone explain the use で in this sentence: 今日も元気で過ごせたらイイよね

Im having trouble getting the correct translation of the sentence because of the で particle, i dont know if its being use as a particle or is the imperative form of 元気
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How to use 満足する

A statement by North Korea: 話し合いの結果、韓国と意見が合って満足できた。 The result of the discussions was that we agree with the views of South Korea and are satisfied. I understand 満足する to mean 'to be satisfied', ...
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When to use で vs と to mean 'and'?

I have been using と as a way of using 'and' to list things together. In the instance of joining two self contained sentences together would this be where で is used to mean 'and' or would と still be ...
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Difference between バスに and バスでスマホを忘れてしまいました

What is the difference between バスでスマホを忘れてしまいました and バスにスマホを忘れてしまいました? I vaguely remember there being a nuance difference between these two sentences but I forgot what it was... Please help me
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Is で the primary way of introducing a modifying actor into a sentence?

I came across this english sentence tonight: "The rebel and government groups held talks mediated by the UN." Which I loosely translated as: 反乱の政府はUNで取り締まる会議を開催した。 Is using で the correct way ...
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経由 - how would I use this in a sentence?

While learning vocab using the kanji 由、I came across the word 経由 which is translated on jisho.org as: Adverbial noun 1. through; by way of; via​ Suru verb 2. to go via; to go by way of​ ...
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Purpose of 中 in 自然の中で

自然の中でゆっくり凍った氷の味を楽しんでください。 Please enjoy the flavour of ice slowly made by nature. If not sure if I should read this as 'ice made by nature' or 'ice made in nature'. The 中 is really confusing me ...
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Why is it 休暇で and not 休暇に?

I'm wondering why we use で with 休暇 and why it can't be に like in 夏休みに. Update: In the sentence,「私たちは休暇でここに来ました。海辺のホテルに泊まっていました。」, I wondered why they used で instead of に.
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Use of で when describing survey results (or answers)

Could someone please explain the use of で (in bold) below? The line is taken from the article: 男の子の将来の夢は「学者」 女の子は「食べ物屋さん」 and describes the results of a survey. 女の子で1番多かったのは、21年続けて「食べ物屋さん」で、11.3%...
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How to say “It has been (time) since…”

I came across this sentence in my grammar dictionary "アメリカに来てから今日で三年になる", which is translated as "It's been 3 years since I came to America". Is this the standard way of expressing "It's been... since....
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How to interprete this で?

This is an excerpt from my dialogue with my language partner. For some context, I basically asked her about the difference in について and は, since both can be translated to "Concerning X". The sentence ...
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The use of で and に with 座る

I came across this example in Genki I .....まどの近くに座っています And I was wondering about the use of に here and if we can replace it with で to make ......まどの近くで座っています Is it correct? Please explain ...
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What does this で in でいいですか do?

アンドレアスさん、でいいですか? "Are you well, Andreas?" Obviously this で doesn't prevent me from understanding the sentence. However, what does it add to the sentence?
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Difference between 以外で and 以外に

文部科学省は、病気などの理由以外で、1年に30日以上学校を休んだ子どもが、2016年度に13万4398人いたと発表しました。 The Ministry of Education announced that there were 134398 children in the 2016 school year who had more than 30 days of absence for ...
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Difference between AからBで and AからBまで

台風が近くに来ると、沖縄県から本州の広い場所で、とても強い雨がたくさん降る心配があります。 If the typhoon comes near then, from Okinawa to the wide place of Honshuu, there is a worry that there will be a lot of very strong rainfall. I'm not ...
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A particle for place of action for V-2+に行く

What particle should be used for a place of action (or a place to go?) in case of using V-2+に行く construction? E.g. 食堂 _ 食べに行きます。 At one hand, 食堂 is a place of action (eating) and で-particle should ...
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The use of particle “de”

そんな素敵なライブにナレーションで参加させて頂けて本当に嬉しいです What does that sentence mean? I'm confused with the use of particle "de" there. As far as I know, "de" is used to indicate location or time of action. And ナレーション is ...
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Why is で used instead of に alongside ある?

I am wondering as to why で was used after 間 instead of に as I would expect because it is talking about popularity being present. What is the general definition for this usage of で? そのホテルは安くて清潔なので、...
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What function does this で have

For full context, see here. It is in paragraph 2, example: 同じ色で違うサイズのシャツを探す。 => "Someone looks for a shirt of different size and being the same color" I interpreted it as the continuative ...
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Use of で particle over を

English I have heard following sentence in video. さっきの手紙に何で書いてあったかな。 I’m not able to understand, why で has been used. Why not following statement is correct? さっきの手紙になにを書いてあったかな。 日本語 ...
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日本語でもいいです vs 日本語もいいです

When someone starts speaking to me in English I often want to effectively say "Japanese is fine". I usually blurt out 日本語でもいいです which I thought would mean "in Japanese is also ok" but someone once ...
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what is this で in this sentence

In the examplatory phrases of my grammar, there is this sentence. 本当の研究発表のつもりで、みんなの前ではなしてください。 "Please talk in front of everybody as if it was a real presentation of your new research." I'd just ...
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what does the particle “de” means when it comes after a verb?

As far as I know, the particle "de" is used to mean "at" or "in" , and also "by" , "with", "within" , "by means of" , and also "in total" , "for", "made of", but almost all times I've seen it, it ...
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Can で be used to define a family relationship?

天帝の娘ではたを織るのが上手だったおり姫と牛飼いのひこ星はおたがいに好きになり、結婚する。 ??? Princess Ori, who was skilled with the weaving, and Hikoboshi the cowherd come to love each other and will get married. Now, I'm assuming that the ...
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Should I use で or に?

I'm not sure if should use で or に in this sentence 最近新しい医学の論文をアメリカの雑誌 で/に 読みました。 I would go with に, do you agree?
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で or に: how does the meaning of a sentence change?

Supposing I wanted to say "I see the fireworks at the summer festival". Would this be: 夏{なつ}祭{まつ}りで花{はな}火{び}を見{み}ます。 or 夏祭りに花火を見ます。 If both are correct, how does the meaning differ between ...
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Why does 冬休みは家族でイタリアやイギリスへ行きました。 have で instead of と? [duplicate]

Why does this sentence: 冬休みは家族でイタリアやイギリスへ行きました。 have で there instead of と? Wouldn't "with family" be 家族と?
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Meaning of で in 敦賀から新大阪まで〈で〉2兆1000億円かかる予定です

Regarding the construction of a new bullet train line: 工事のお金は、[敦賀]{つるが}から新大阪までで2兆1000億円かかる予定です。 The construction cost from 敦賀 to 新大阪 is expected to be (some eye watering amount of money). I can'...
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Difference between では and には when the final verb is still ある?

So I was under the impression that で/に mostly depends on the final verb of the phrase, and that いる/ある requires に because it doesn't signify an action happening at a location. Tobira's 10th chapter ...
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The meaning of the particles in “Yume no naka futari de ita yo ne”

The phrase Yume no naka futari de ita yo ne is translated in a page as In my dreams, we were together I don't understand the meaning of the particles here, plus where the 'together' comes ...
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Understanding nounと考える

From this article: 静岡県の伊豆は、キンメダイという魚や温泉などが有名な観光地です。 Shizuoka's Izu is famous for hot springs and some weird fish 伊豆の海岸を走っている伊豆急行で、赤いキンメダイをイメージした電車の運転が始まることになりました。 A train service, that looks ...
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で role in 他言無用でお願いします

で is a hard particle for me because I see a strange use of it that I don't understand. For example, I bump up in this sentence 他言無用{たごんむよう}でお願いします I know that で is used to indicate an action ...
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What to use, 合繊で or 合繊から?

I want to say, that the weaving machine is weaving material on high speed using synthetic fibre. But I am confused, if I can use the combination 合繊【ごうせん】から instead of 合繊【ごうせん】で, so I won't have で ...
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Why is で used in 「大英雄が無職で何が悪い」

大英雄が無職で何が悪い (What's wrong with a great hero being unemployed) (?) I think understand the meaning of the sentence but I equate the "で" with the English "with", rather than think about why で is ...
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と quotation particle: Omission and the で particle

I have two questions about the と quotation particle. One about it's omission together with connected verbs and the other about how it operates with the で particle. I believe the bellow sentence ...
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Difference between the particles で and に? [duplicate]

I have noticed that both the particlesで and に tend to mean the same thing (in / on). What ous the exact difference between these two, how do I know when to usr I've or the other, and what are some ...
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Particle で before もちきり

I recently learnt the word もちきり. It always seems to preceeded by a word with particle で e.g. 最近、あなたの噂でもちきりよ Rumours about you are a hot topic at the moment. I can't understand why で is used. ...
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Is the で here connecting the two sentences or does it act as a context particle?

Is the で after おかげ a て-form or the context particle? 友達のおかげで、映画はただで見られた。
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でください conjugation

Those two sentences mean the same right? Which one is the most common and what different tones do they bring? Is there anytime one should be used instead of the other one? 危ないですから行かないでください。 ...
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Expressing “live somewhere in summer and live somewhere in winter”: Particle usage

So recently I've been following the advice of writing up a journal entry in Japanese every day, and I had a question about particle usage for a set of sentences I did. 祖父と祖母はメーンに住んでいます。でも、...
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Why de is used in second sentence? [duplicate]

I am currently studying Minna no nihongo. I came across these two sentences Why was de used in gakkodewa , instead of gakkoniwa in second sentence?
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Why did they use で here?

I was listened to Bump of chicken's song, Parade. I tried to figure out the grammar they used on each sentence and this phrase catch my attention. 忘れないで 忘れないで 心だけが世界。 Why do they use で here ? Is it ...
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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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Particle at the end of a sentence

I've seen some sentences end with particles like が and で. The most common particle that I see is に. For example, if someone asked: どこにいる? → Where are you? I could reply, 友達{ともだち}の家{いえ}に → (I'm ...
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Help understanding とわかった

I was reading the article linked and included below and came across the following sentence NHKが調べると、病院で「エコノミークラス症候群」だとわかった人がこの女性以外に19人いました。 Could someone please explain the grammar and/or meaning ...
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で and counters in NHK article

I have two questions concerning the first clause in the following sentence: NHKが熊本市などにある73の避難所で聞くと、多くの避難所で食べ物が足りないと言っていました。 When the NHK asked at 73 of the shelters in Kumamoto-shi, they (the ...
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using の with と,で, から, まで

http://www.shiro.jp.net/2013/10/tono-deno-kakrano-madenoeno-learning.html This page explains that a noun with と, で, から, まで that modifies another noun must have の attached to them as in: ...