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助詞「に」. The particle に (ni) represents motion towards something (English "to") and location (English "at" and "in"). Dative, locative and temporal case particle.

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に indicating the source of causation?

Consider this sentence speaker is talking to himself about how to deal with an adversary (X), he has so far tried to hire a 暴漢 to beat up X, and a 探偵 to snoop on X, both of which have failed. ...
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Nounに感じる vs. Nounを感じる

Can anyone explain me what are the differences between Nounに感じる and Nounを感じる. I currently understand Nounを感じる as "To feel Noun", but I don't know what's Nounに感じる. For an example: こんなにも近くに感じてる (It's ...
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Could you explain why に is used with もらう?

I know we use に to indicate from whom we receive the favor/thing. I don't see any common sense for that. Naturally, I would use から instead because に expresses a direction "to/toward" not "from". => ...
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[…]と言われ、傷つく母親たち - Was the に left out here or is it something else?

For full context: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/web_tokushu/2018_1130.html?utm_int=news_contents_tokushu_002 The following sentence: 死産や流産のあと「早く忘れた方がいい」「次の子どもを」と言われ、傷つく母親たち。 My attempt at translation:...
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When describing location can ある take more than one に?

村はずれの山に近い所にある小さな社{やしろ}が、がけくずれで流されたのだ。 The small shrine located in a place near the mountains on the edge of town had been washed away by a landslide. I can't decide how to parse the part in bold. I ...
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question about the use of に to mark location in this dictionary entry

2 related excepts from 月鏡 on に regarding location (Ⅰ)動作・作用の成立に深く関わる場所を表す。 ㋐存在の場所や所有する者を表す。「机の上に本がある」「母は部屋にいる」「この公園に砂場がない」「彼には子供が三人いる」「彼女には責任感が欠けている」 「?道ばたに犬が死ぬ」「?ベッドに男が眠る」のように、動詞だけでは「に」...
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何だこの中二心に響くサウンドは Does この refer to サウンド? How does に and an intransitive verb work?

Is この refering to サウンド or 中二心? How does に and an intransitive verb work together? My translation attempt is: What is this sound that resonates with my chuuni heart?
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Regarding には in チェンナイから日本へ行くには1回乗り換えなくちゃいけません

チェンナイから日本へ行くには 1回 乗り換えなくちゃいけません What is the purpose of には?
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に vs が in 君に欠けているもの

this is a continuation of this question given: 歯が欠ける - tooth is chipped; お金が欠けている - money is lacking and XXは面白みに欠ける/XXは説明能力に欠ける XX is lacking in 面白み/説明能力 then with: 私は、...
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Difference in sentences (と and に)

I'm having a little trouble understanding the difference in these two contexts. What would be the difference between these two sentences. 友達に晩ご飯を食べました 友達と晩ご飯をたべました My understanding is that ...
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Comparing で with にして in 一瞬で and 一瞬にして and in other time words

Consider the following: To disappear in an instant: 一瞬でなくなる 一瞬にしてなくなる To change overnight: 一夜で変わる* 一夜にして変わる 一晩で変わる 一晩にして変わる* I was unable to find example sentences containing 一夜で and 一晩にして on ...
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Use of に in 金色の血に染まる前に

The translation I received was 'Before my blood was dyed golden' How does the construct of No-verb + noun + に + verb works? Does the に particle take the verb and puts it between the no adjective and ...
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“対象 Intransitive Verbs” vs “原因 Intransitive Verbs” when taking に

The gist of this question is about you determine whether intransitive verb takes に as "対象/に対して" or に as "原因/によって", when it's not especially obvious 対象 is def 3, and 原因 is def 7 に as 対象/に対して: ...
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Are に and と interchangeable when used with adverbs?

Are sentences A, B, and C all correct? If not, which are incorrect and why? If they are all correct, does it mean that に and と can always be used interchangeably with adverbs? And that に and と aren't ...
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sentence structure and extent of quotion in this statement

speaker「だから、お前が俺のことをよく見てくれてるって思ったらなんかちょっと嬉しくてさ」 girl 「……べ、別にあんたのことそんな風に見た覚えはないけど、そう見えたのよ」 speaker「ってとは、自分でも気付かぬうちに俺のことをよく見ていたってことになるな」 girl 「ば、ばっかじゃないの!? なんでそうなるのよ!?」 speaker 「...
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What purpose does に serve in set phrases that go after verbs?

~するに決まっている ~するに留まった ~するにして・にしろ・にしては,etc other than this usage you don't see に after verbs. The entire に___ is explained as grammar point as a whole. Thank you
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JLPT N3 Reading: Trying to understand the role of に here [duplicate]

私たちは、いろいろな場面に合わせて服を着替える。たとえば普段はTシャツにジーンズの人も、パーティーの時はスーツやきれいな服を着るのではないだろうか。 What is に doing here? Im trying to look in my grammar book but can't seem to find why its being used.
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Distinction of using を/に instead of が

さあ次もビーチバレーという名のウォッチング[に]勤しむぜ!- Ok, next, lets endeavor to watch beach volleyball ! それにしても、人間世界はじつに物[に]あふれておるな。- That being said, the world of humans is actually overflowing with things (this ...
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Under what scenarios can you use transitive verbs with に?

それじゃあなんかお前の方が詳しそうだから、ここはお前に任せる 俺の負けだ。今日のところは素直に敗北を認める Can に and を be swapped in these scenarios? If not, what is the distinction between 認める and 任せる ?
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Why is に used in that sentence? [duplicate]

でもほんとに、エピソード21には涙が出るほど笑ったよ。 For some reason I feel like it would be better without the に (in bold) but I can't explain why. Another person said that で would be better but I think that it changes the ...
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Noun+に and intransitive verbs clarification

「私に甘えっぱなしだなんて、そんなこと気にしないで良いんだからね……?」- act spoiled "to"/depend on me だからあんたも、何かの間違いで私に惚れたりしないでよ? どうせ面倒なことにしかならなそうだし - fall in love "towards" me? はい、魔力とは人の持つ欲望に根ざすもの - probably location に, ...
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“に(して)” and the “for (purpose) に” clarification

とりあえず目覚ましにシャワーだけ浴びて、さっさとメシの準備をしよう。 speaker has already gotten outa bed に(して)anyways, i'm gonna (fully) wake up, and just take a shower,... (purpose) に anyways, I'm just taking a shower so i can (...
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Too many ni particles in one sentence?

I know, generally, multiples of the same particles in a sentence is okaaay, but perhaps not natural-sounding in everyday conversation? I'm trying to create longer sentences by stringing together ...
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Whats the に doing in the next sentence?

心のスキマを埋めるには―恋がいちばん! The context is the following: The girl is explaining to the guy that in order to free the victim from a "ghost", he needs to fill their heart "void", so shes saying that "The best ...
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Direct objects of motion verbs and help with the difference between を and に

まちをぶらぶらあるく。 English translation: Walk aimlessly through town. I understand that aimlessly walk takes the object town and that’s why we use を, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use に as the town is ...
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What is the function of を in this sentence? [duplicate]

彼は高齢を理由に社長を辞めたよ。 I found this example sentence in some core flashcards, and the translation says He gave up the company presidency due to age. Which makes sense to me, but I don't understand the ...
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How to ask a relative clause to describe an object that is marked with に。 [duplicate]

OK so I understand that to say "He is lying to me", you would say: 彼は私に嘘をついている。 My question is how would i say "The person he is lying to is me." or from "I gave the book to my brother" ...
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Why is に used in 料理によく使います?

この野菜{やさい}はきれいな赤い色をしているので、料理{りょうり}によく使います。 why using に in this phrase 料理によく使います
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What are the uses of に and と in this sentence?

Can you help me understand/correct my understanding of the particles from this sentence? 私はその人を常に先生と呼んでいた。 So literally this means "I + that man/person + always + sensei + call"? Is it "I have ...
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Ordering of Particles:「にや」OR「やに」?

Does the particle や come after particles like に or で (as does も in「にも」or「でも」), or does it come before them? I can't find any examples of either, be it through Google; in the Tatoeba database; or ...
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Usage of に in 「雨にぬれる」

雨{あめ}にぬれる Why shouldn’t it be 雨{あめ}でぬれる Could you please explain to me why に is used in this expression? Is で incorrect here or is there a difference in nuance?
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I’m confused about に particle

「雨にぬれる」 Why does it have to be used に in this phrase
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What is the function of に in this sentence? [duplicate]

待ち合わせ場所は名古屋市内。ショートカットの髪型にTシャツ、デニムで来てくれたのはユウさん(仮名)、いま高校生です。(source)
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How to say 'It differs depending on the person'

Would the following sentence be correct? 人によってちがいます。 Or would it make more sense to use '人々'? As in; 人々によってちがいます。
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What do ほかには and ほかのは mean?

What do ほかには and ほかのは mean? How are they different from one another? And why is に used in ほかに? Is there an explanation for it or is it just naturally said? Thanks!
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What's the role of the に particle in this sentence?

I'm having trouble to understand why the ni particle is being used here. ギルダが「情報源」? 本当にギルダ…? That's a part of Yakusoku no Neverland manga, when Emma (one of the main characters) is doubting if Gilda ...
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I don't understand the role of the に particle in this sentence?

The definition of 募集【ぼしゅう】 given in an article by NHK News Web Easy is 人や作品などを、大勢の人に呼びかけて集めること. I don't know what is the role of the に particle in that sentence, is it marking the subject of the ...
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The meaning ところを見るに

僕らを待っているのではなさそうなところを見るに、 まだ[回末]{うえまつ}[李花子]{りかこ}は外に出ていないのだろうか。 I've seen that に after conjugated verbs quite a few times now, but don't quite get what it means. It doesn't seem to a shortening of のに ...
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Why do you use に with 欲しい?

I recently encountered the sentence 「あなたに嬉しくなって欲しい」, which means “I want you to be happy.” Why is に used to mark “you”? If you rephrase the sentence as 「あなたが嬉しくなることが欲しい」, the meaning still comes ...
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Differences between いる and まつ

I understand what the verb まつ (wait) means fairly clearly but my book has no example of いる in a sentence and its definition seems to be similar except it uses が and に as particles for some reason? ...
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I don’t understand the use of the particle に in the following sentence

私にまかせてください。I only know に as a destination particle.
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Why isn't 笑う usually used with に particle?

From what I understand, there are two types of intransitive verbs (might be wrong) The intransitive verb can act with a direct object or direction with the particle に 私は学校に行きます。 私は友達に会います。 ...
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The double use of で in a sentence

It has been awhile since I studied/ used my Japanese, so I bought a dictionary. While looking around in it I found the word つむ{tsumu} - to pick , to pluck. The example sentence used for the word is:...
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水面*が*月を映していた: Is に interchangeable?

澄んだ水面 が 月を映していた。 Under the 映す entry in a dictionary (ルミナス、研究社), I found the sample sentence in question among others. However, I couldn't understand why only in this particular sentence is が used in ...
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彼女には心配事がない。why there is に?

彼女には心配事がない。 What is this ni in this phrase?
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function of に after 私

sentence : あなただけの私には...今の私はなりたくない I think it's something like "I don't want to be... only yours now", but the に there, would mean something like "for me" , "in" , "to me", etc but I can't see any ...
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Two に with 行かれて

Context: Person A, has just left to look for persons B, and it would be bad if she met them. Person C comments on this saying: まずいな。 今彼女にBたちの所に行かれては……! There are two things that kinda confuse ...
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Possible ambiguity in function of に

日本人にも人気のリゾート地として知られるフィリピンのボラカイ島で... On the Phillipine island of Borakai, which is known as a resort popular even with Japanese people, ... I can't decide if this にも goes with 人気, so that it's "a ...
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What does this に imply?

せっかくの休みに、あなほり なんかやらされて。。。 In a ドラえもん comic, someone said this and took a break from digging a hole in the ground. I understand the sentence generally (probably), but not enough grammatically, and ...
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に particle. Why is this sentences

I have a bit of a struggle with the に particle. Could somebody explain to me why it is used here? 結婚のお祝いに、部長に時計をいただきました。 (first に) このかばんは物が入れやすくて、旅行や仕事に便利です。 車の修理に1週間かかります。 ...