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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 で doing in this sentence?

A guy is buying Oden at the conbini and the clerk asks: おつゆこれぐらいで? So the guy answers: うん、そんなもんでいいです I think it means something like: is this much soup ok? But I don't really know why で is used at ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the use of で at the end of this sentence?

よかった ご無事で! so is it for emphasis? and if yes mostly men use it or women? and when doing Japanese people usually use it?
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Help me translate this (particle で, etc.)

Here is the question: how to translate the following sentence to Japanese. Inform that the hospital is located between the supermarket and the hotel over there: 病院にあそこでスーパーとホテルの間があります。 I want to ...
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に and で usage help for these two sentences

Sentence 1: テーブルに料理を並べました。 Sentence 2: 公園に花が咲いています。 To my understanding, I thought that で should be the right particle for both sentences instead of に. My rationale is that both sentences show ...
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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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What's the difference between で and と

で and と particle can be used to mean "and" in english. For example: 彼女はお金持ちできれい AさんとBさんはいません In the sentences above, both と and で means "and", but they are not interchangeable. When would one use と ...
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Correct way to append a noun to a action

What is the correct way to append a noun to a action. For example 書きで頑張ります 書きを頑張ります I think both the above means "I will do my best at writing". In the example above, the stem of a verb is a ...
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で to mean "and"

There are various ways to say and in japanese but what I am interested in is で to mean "and". Can someone explain the usage of で. Example sentence: 貴方の背が高いで顔もかっこいで憧れちゃう - You are tall and ...
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"女の子の名前で雪花って変ですか?" "de" and "tte" usage

女の子の名前で雪花{ゆきか}って変ですか? I came across this question title on a Japanese site while doing some digging about mixing kun and on readings for names, and I understand the overall meaning but I'm confused ...
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Difference between どこが and どこで in sentence

I was practicing some writing and attempted to write the following sentence Where can I find the cat food? I originally wrote 僕はどこが猫用の食べ物を見つけられますか。 However I was corrected to ...
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Difference between から and で in context of because

So, I was going across the particle で and から and I found that, both of them have the function of "because". Following are the examples E.g. of using で as because 病気で旅行に行けなかった (Because I was ...
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Sentence meaning - 「それにしたって」, 「だったっていうんですもの」, 「で」

I'm trying to read this short story, and I can't really understand this exchange; context: a 木馬 was given to a school and put in the garden, and if I understood well it was fixed to the ground; one ...
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What does あなたでは mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

I was studying the grammar for かもしれない and I found the following example: あなたでは間に合わないかもしれない。 The translation given for this sentence is... "You might not get there in time." And then I got ...
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What is the purpose of で in this sentence?

I am currently reading chapter 118 of the webcomic One-Punch Man, and came across this sentence: 検定の日を狙っていた奴がダメ押しでもう一人現れた. I run across a lot of sentences with the particle で, and I never know ...
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で in 前回で in this sentence

安定のシリーズ四作目。前回で微妙だった部分をすぐに修正してきたのはさすが about a the 4th game of a series feels very unintuitive to me, compared to 前回の微妙だった部分 for instance
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