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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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語る and に particle

コロッケ一つにこんなに熱く語るなんて I'm confused by this sentence, 語る usually uses を to talk about something, so what does this mean? For context the person in this manga is very enthusiastic about croquettes but I do ...
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Understanding に巻き込まれる

Looking up the meaning of 巻き込む gives two entries: ❶ 巻いて中へ入れる。 「ノリに酢飯とかんぴょうを━」 「機械に服を━・まれる」 ❷ ある事態や関係に引き入れる。 「相手を自分のペースに━」 「紛争が兄弟を混乱に━」 「事件に━・まれる」 It seems like when 巻き込む is used in sense of both ❶ ...
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How does に+だって work if に+だ and に+で is incorrect?

So if we take this sentence 「鳥や魚にだって喜怒哀楽の感情があると思う。」 We can see that the に particle is directly attached to the だ copula. The だ copula really just being である, doesn't this mean the に particle and で ...
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Why is にも used in this sentence instead of just に?

I got this sentence from a manga 私はもう誰の命にも 従うつもりは ないそれが異三郎であろうとあなた達であろうと My question is why the author used にも instead of just に in the bolded sentence. Is it grammatically incorrect? Is there ...
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Completely confused by に無断で

メアリーは母に無断でケーキを作った。 I still don't get the ni particle with the 無断で word. The only explanation I can give to myself is that the ni particle means ''from'' here but I still am not able to make sense of ...
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Question about には and は

I know this question had already been answered on this site, but I need someone to help me understand it in a specific context. This is a sentence from my Shin Kanzen Master N3 textbook: 林先生の授業(____)、...
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Is the pitch of 他にも Heiban?

When the Heiban 他(ほか{LH}) combines with にも to form ほか + に + も  the standard pitch rules would indicate that it's pronounced ほかにも{LHHL}; however, OJAD states that the pitch of 他にも is actually ほかにも{...
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Rate/ratio: What are the differences between 「一年一万円」,「一年に一万円」,「一年で一万円」?

When describing a rate or ratio, what are the differences between no particle, に, and で? Also related: In a JLPT N5 sample test booklet, I came across the sentence below. Why is で used in the second ...
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使役形の助詞は「に」か「を」か

教科書から学んだ動詞の使役形は、命令者は使役動詞の主語で「が」で表し、実際の動作者は助詞「に」で表す。例えば、僕が友達へ「ご飯を食べて」と言うと、僕が友達にご飯を食べさせる。「を」で表す部分は動作の実際の対象でありそうです。 なのに、気付いたのは、「に」の代わりに「を」で実際の動作者を表す場合もあります。例えば、back numberさんの歌詞の一句:「冬がそっと雪を降らせて」。ここ、「...
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Who is the subject in the sentence「その娘にまで苦しめられなきゃいけないの…」

どうしてあの男だけじゃなくその娘にまで苦しめられなきゃいけないの… I have came across this sentence and have first assumed that it meant something along the lines of Why am I not only being tormented by that man, but also his ...
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What does the に represents in 楽しみにしていました

To breakdown this line which is: 楽しみに + する+ ている- looking forward to it. I'm aware that N+にする could mean 決定,変化 But this doesn't fit the translation of looking forward to it. or does it mean 目的 which ...
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What does ni mean here?

こさめ  漫画家に知り合いなんているか? ''Are there any acquaintances in mangaka?'' Can't find any other examples where someone asked the same so trying to figure out what it means, ''in mangaka'' doesn't sound natural
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What does 「に」 mean at the end of the 「侘しさに」?

The full sentence is 「寄る辺ない侘しさに」. I did some research and found out that「に」is used with na-adjectives to basically turn them into adverbs, but「侘しい」is an i-adjective, so it doesn't make much sense.
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How is に used in this sentence? With the verb 黒ずんでいる

西の空に陽が落ちかけていた。 燃える夕陽に、そこまで迫っている夜が混ざり合い、 西の空一面を覆う赤が独特の色合いに黒ずんでいる。 I understand is "西の空一面を覆う赤が" the red that covers the west sky surface" and "独特の色合い" of an unique unique hue&...
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Difference between the verbs used in the main clause of 間 and 間に

I saw these two sentences in a Youtube video- 私は冬休みの間韓国へ行きました。 私は冬休みの間に韓国へ行きました。 Shouldn't the first sentence be- 私は冬休みの間韓国へ行っていました。 My question is that shouldn't we use ています form of verbs with 間?( to ...
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How does this sentence make sense?

小学生に作れてしまうほど簡単 Each explanation i get is that it means ''Simple enough to be made by schoolchildren'' But how can this be translated to this if this isn't even the passive version of the verb? It ...
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What does the "に" in 上目遣いに mean?

In a book I was reading I found this expression: 私は瞼を閉じて、彼の頬にキスをした。上目遣いに、彼の表情を見る。 I understand the girl is like "I close my eyes, and kiss his cheek." and then "I gaze at his ...
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Why the de particle and not ni here?

駅で掃除ロボットがある wouldnt it make sense to use "ni" here since there is no action taking place?
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Can adjectives follow the に particle?

https://guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/verbparticles lead me to believe that the に particle should be used with a verb. However I have been reading some sentences that have noun + に + adjective. ...
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Why is にも used here with the passive instead of simply も?

In the first line, the character comments that's he's really 詐欺師 and he skillfully deceived the third person (not in the scene anymore), not letting out he's in 激痛. To which the other character ...
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What is the usage of には in this sentence [duplicate]

What is the function of には in this sentence: 子供たちは密集して教師を取り囲み、みんなの眼が教師に向けられて、四方八方から口々に絶え間もなくしゃ べり立てていたが、Kには子供たちの早口の言葉が全然聞き取れなかった It seems to me that は should be in place of には here.
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What does ことになってんだ mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

しばらく構ってやれないが良い子にできるか? Which is "I won't be able to keep company to you for a while, but will you still be a good kid/behave?" To which the character screams this reply: I'm stumbled on the ...
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Is "カバンに本があります" correct?

I asked 2 Japanese teachers (native speakers both) whether the sentence "カバンに本があります" was correct in Japanese. Surprisingly, one claimed it is perfectly fine, while the other claimed it is ...
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What does にだけにはなるか (vulgar text warning/nsfw) mean?

I am stumbled on the second to left of this sentence. The character mentioned his revenge failed, and in the last line he mentions he at least attempted to sleep with a girl. The character is a ...
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The use of causative + には in this sentence

Upon asking the group if they had a bad experience in the village, they deny and she says this. I understand the first sentence is akin "Starting with the royal family, the village is quite ...
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Why use に instead of を in 彼に会います/連絡します

Please explain to me why に is used instead of を in these sentences 彼に会います 彼に連絡します Is that because 会います is a transitive verb? Please give me more detail.
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Why don't we say「何にも」, in 「別に何もなりたくない」?

I came across the phrase 「別に何もなりたくなかった」 "I didn't want to become anything in particular", in a conversation about future goals. With [question word / 疑問詞] + も, my understanding is that が or ...
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Is there an optimal placement for timing/frequency words?

I'm using Duolingo to supplement a 101 course I took and it doesn't really explain that well where timing/frequency words should appear in a sentence. For the sentence "I often play baseball with ...
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Why is のに used in this sentence despite the lack of contradictions?

ちょ。。ルーク! まさか、 その柱を登るつもりー あー痛かろう。。。 足場もないのに さすがによじ登れんよ This sentence is all spoken by a single person. He thinks a character will try to climb a pole to catch an animal. Why is のに being used? ...
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What is the difference between the に used here and で when specifying a reason for a future action?

The following passage comes from a word game that's indirectly describing the story of Little Red Riding Hood (赤ずきん) 男に質問を繰り返す女。 とある質問に男は態度を急変させ、 それ以降、 質問されることはなくなった。 何があった? I had the part ...
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How to understand どのメニューも工夫されたものばかりです

From chapter 25 of 新标准日本语中级, titled 創作中華料理コンテストの実現: 野田:おかげさまで、今回の創作中華料理コンテストには、全国から10000件を超す応募がありました。創作カクテル部門にも1000件以上の応募がありました。 大山:本当ですか。それはすごい。 野田:どのメニューも工夫されたものばかりです。 If どのメニュー takes the ga (...
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Wrong usage of に?

みんなをレストランにさそう。 Here I want to invite everybody to the restaurant but I'm confused about the particles, don't people usually use "に"? Like "Person" にさそう.
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見られたら : Why is this instance of passive "seen as," and not "seen by"?

さっさとカジノから出てってよ 私たちまで貧乏に見られたらどうしてくれるの? From context, the character lost all his money so the girls he was hanging with say this. I can gather it's "get out of the casino. What do you plan to do ...
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Why cannot verbs like 歩く、走る、泳ぐ be used with に or へ?

I've learnd that: verbs like 歩く、走る、泳ぐ cannot be used with に or へ, and only まで can be uesd in this case. For example: 時間がなかったので、駅 (〇まで/ Xに/Xへ) 走った。 But when it comes to verbs like 行く、来る、着く,both に,へ ...
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How is のに used in this sentence?

順番違うよ やってるのに順番もくそもないけど My understanding is that he's saying "the order is wrong"but then he correct himself and says "since I'm already dong at this point the order doesn't matter ...
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Struggling to parse a specific sentence

From a Bunpro grammar exercise regarding the "-がち" grammar point. それは初心者にありがちのミスですね。 The given translation is: "That is a mistake beginners tend to make." If the sentence were: ...
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How is 妙なことで different from 妙なことに

師匠 昔気質なくせに 妙なことでやさしいから、いつも お前に 巻きこまれて... "My teacher is old fashioned, but because he's kind, the always get involved with you..." How is the で particle used here?
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Does Xの時 need a に particle to indicate when something happened?

I know that absolute time references such as 九時 have に after them to indicate when something happened, and relative time references and parts of the day do not. But what about "time references&...
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Differentiating に訪れる vs. を訪れる

From the first episode of Death Note: しいて言えば そのノートを使った 人間にしか訪れない苦悩や恐怖 Question: Why is に here used instead of を? Or perhaps more simply, what is the difference between 人間に訪れる 人間を訪れる EDIT: Is に ...
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What does それなりに means in this conttext?

So the character in the top panel asks how much a custom made order suits costs. After he gets told the price he points out is very expensive (高い) to which the other character replies それなりに My ...
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Would it be gramatically correct to say 学校は行きます as opposed to 学校に行きます

My understanding is that 学校は行きます would mean: As for school, I will go there. While 学校に行きます is: I will go to school. But is this the first sentence ever used? Or even grammatically correct?
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The use of 様子を見る + に in this sentence [duplicate]

でもあなたの様子を見るに この件について何か心当たりがあるのでは My understanding of "様子を見る" is akin to "wait and see" or "survey the situation" So I took the whole sentence akin to "By having you ...
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The use of 感触+ に in this sentence: Direction or cause?

「これからもよろしく」 「上等だよ」 重ねられた左手の感触にそわそわ感を滲ませつつも、本日2回目の「上等だよ」をかまされた。 The character are holding hands (重ねられた左手) and the narrator complains this is the second time he gets 「上等だよ」 today. そわそわ感を滲ませつつも by ...
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What does 上 without a particle means?

幽霊事件はその特異性上どうしても捜査が後手に回ってしまう My understanding of the sentence is that she's saying that due to the 特異性 nature of the case in the end the investigation falls behind/stalls 後手に回ってしまう. However I'm curios ...
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Confused in understanding 僕にしかできない事

I'm confused whether 僕にしかできない事 means (1) something (you) can do only to me or (2) something only I can do My Korean brain suggests (1) because its naive translation 나한테밖에 못하는 일 means (1). But this ...
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Is たべにいっている in the sentence 「かれはすしをたべにいっている」 correct?

I've got this sentence: かれはすしをたべにいっている。 Why is たべ which is たべる followed after by に and then by another verb? Is this correct? Apparently it means "He is going to eat the sushi."
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Why is 「人」から「物」を借りる wrong?

An example sentence I've seen is 「彼にビデオを借りました。」 which was prompted with "I borrowed a video from him." and for a long time I would accidentally say 「彼からビデオを借りました。」 instead the first time. ...
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What does でしょうに mean in this situation

I found a related post: https://japanese.stackexchange.com/a/73037/50132. It seems like the conclusion was that it added a feeling of "当たり前". According to the other post, (よ)うに can express ...
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ように at the end of a sentence

たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように My interpretation was that ようにする So he's saying たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように Even if I'm not understood. 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように This should be saying that by doing this,...
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Understanding the に in 「私達家族の他にもたくさん家族が来ています」

In 私達家族の他にもたくさん家族が来ています Even (も) outside of our family, many other families are coming. Why is there a に after 私達家族の他? Would the sentence still make sense if it were omitted? My best guess at (1) ...
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