Questions tagged [particle-に]

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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Usage of particles で and に with ~的

A sentence from JapanesePod 101: 北米とヨーロッパでは通常スカートは女性がはくものと思われているが、世界的には多くの男性がスカートをはく。 In North America and Europe a skirt is thought of as something a woman wears, but in many countries men ...
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How is に being used in おージャンボにもとーちゃんいたのか?

Slight disclaimer but I have come across some typos in this print of Yotsuba, the manga that this sentence is from. The sentence in question is おージャンボにもとーちゃんいたのか! The following sentence is ...
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Which Japanese Particle should go here, (ni) or (wa)?

わたしの いえ_ へやが みっつ あります。 Essentially what I'm trying to say here is, "There are three rooms in my house"... What should go after ie (house)?
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Does this sound natural “I want to work long in Japan and make a lot of Japanese friends”

I want to work long in Japan and make a lot of Japanese friends. 日本で長く働き、たくさんの日本人の友達を作りたい。 日本で長く働き、多くの日本人と友達になりたいです。 日本で長く働き、日本人の友達をたくさん作りたいです。
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How is に being used in これよつばがつかまえに? [closed]

I'm reading Yotsuba and I came across this sentence, これよつばがつかまえに. They have the english translation as, "This is the one I caught." My question is why is に used here instead of つかまえた? In the picture ...
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What is に 's purpose in まじめに して下さい?

I'm a bit confused on what the に particle is doing here in this sentence, まじめに して下さい. I know that the sentence means, "Please take this seriously" but I'm not sure why に is used here. I've seen it ...
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The difference in からandに as location markers in the following

In the sentenced circled below "The 100 yen coin is found under the desk", It usesから to mark the location. so this made me wonder "oh! if it's used like this, then certainly に should work to as it'...
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Reason for に particle in sentence instead of の

I have come across sentence and I understand what its trying to say, but I don't understand why に is used with 特別. I was really expecting a の particle instead to modify related noun phrase 旅のサポート Why ...
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ambiguity of AにBでCに貸し出してみた

真面目な性格ぶってる巨乳セフレにオレたちの悪ノリでおじさんに貸し出してみたww no context, only a title of an AV video [真面目な性格ぶってる巨乳セフレ]に[オレたちの悪ノリ]で[おじさん]に貸し出してみた what role does the first に serve here?
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Is it possible to have two words with the same particle in a sentence?

This question popped in our exam in which you had to choose which particle was right. The question was: 誕生日___母に花をあげました。 with に or まで as the options. まで didn't make sense for me and I don't know ...
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決めることに賛成です Ni particle

私としては、多数決で決めることに賛成です。 in this sentence why did we use に particle before 賛成です. is 賛成 here working as a noun or adjective ?
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Convoluted translation attempt 世界のすべて城砦に抱く

I'm trying to make sense of the words said by a character in a manga who talks in an archaic manner. I tried into account the context, the images, all to help me figure out what he is saying. ...
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sentence construction here [duplicate]

湯せんとは調理法の一つで、お菓子作りによく用いられるものです。  why did we used Ni particle here お菓子作り に ?? what does it mean.any similar examples
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Particle to use with 順番

I am writing a report in Japanese, describing how I conducted an experiment. The first two lines are (some information changed for NDA stuff): Aを30gぐらい秤量し、すり鉢で細粒化しました。受皿、粉砕用ふるいの順番でふるい振とう器に乗せ、...
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に or で in the sentence pattern “ニュース(に/で)、…という報道があった”

I made the following sentence: テレビ東京は、政治に関するニュースに、(中略)という報道があった However, a Japanese friend of mine advised that I should replace the particle に with で. I googled and found a similar sentence, and ...
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How to use には and では in the sentence

日焼け止めを塗っていれば、そんなことにはならなかっただろうに。 Why did we use には here after こと, what is the meaning? Can anyone explain what is the grammar of には and では
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Rain in the city

東京は今雨が降っている。 literally: Tokyo now rain is falling. Question: why Tokyo is [wa]-ed but not [ni]-ed? Is it allowed to say the same idea in English manner like this? 東京に今雨は降っている。 東京では今雨は降っている。 ...
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Is there a rule to determine whether or not 「に」 should be attached after 「まま 」?

In the example sentences of my textbook for the grammar 〜まま, it is used either with 「に」 (①) or without 「に」 (②,③): In the case of ②, I understand that 「に」 is not necessary as まま is not acting as an ...
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When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?

Can you use へ and に interchangeably, as in: 北海道へ行く and 北海道に行く ? Are there any subtle differences in the use of these two?
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Meaning of and に and くる in「 A」と「B」に同じグループのものがくる

I'm reading a definition of にしても〜にしても: 「AにしてもBにしても」は「Aの場合{ばあい}もBの場合も、どちらの場合でも」という意味{いみ}を表{あらわ}す文型{ぶんけい}です。「AにしてもAないにしても」になる場合と、「A」と「B」に同{おな}じグループのものがくる場合があります This example: N1を受{う}...
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先に used with nouns

I quite often come across sentences that post-fixes 先に to a place. For example: xxx駅先に各駅に止まります or 待ち合わせ先に直帰 I know that 先 can either mean before or after, and after reading Takumi Sueda's answer to ...
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に particle usage in this sentence

The sentence: 私に verb (for example: 行ってほしくない) + ほしくない This means "(someone) don't want me to go" Can anyone give me a bit of an insight why the に particle is used here. How I think of the に ...
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what is relative time in Japanese language?

Yesterday I came across some grammatical rules which said “に is used to indicate a specific time or date, but in the case of a relative date, に is not used. I know relative time include terms like ...
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あいだ, ところ、しまった in a sentence

トイレに行っているあいだに電車が行ってしまった。 The choices were either あいだ or ところ but the answer is あいだ. Google translate it : The train went while I was in the bathroom. I thought it meant : I was about to go in ...
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What is the difference between と話す and に話す

Just as the title says, I'd like to know the difference between 先生に話す and 先生と話す, since they are both correct (if I'm wrong please correct me)
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Using もらう with に/を particle and passive/causative forms

I was learning passive and causative forms of Japanese coupled with もらう and particles, and got very confused. A couple of examples and what I think they mean: AさんはBさんを病院に送ってもらう - A received a favor ...
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Sentence ending at に what means?

In the sentence つい先日も、今のバイトもキツイとか辞めるとか、そんなことばっかり言ってたくせに。 Why is the に at the end? What can it mean?
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「に、へ、まで」the difference in use with verbs

Well. I saw some topics here on same subjet, but I still didn't get the full image of a rule. に - iplies the place, where is purpose-action will take place (final destination) へ - implies the ...
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まま and the particle に

弟はテレビをつけたままにしておいた On Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar the translation is My younger brother left the TV on. I do not understand why にしておいた is needed. I checked and it means : do something in ...
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Is “ゲーム中に使用する” a descriptor in “ゲーム中に使用する最大HPを書き写す”?

Full text is: さらに、ゲーム中に使用する最大HP、最大MP、【祝福】を書き写す。 I can't figure out if this is saying to copy everything during the game, or if "ゲーム中に使用する" is describing everything that needs copying?
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How do I translate this one?

I am currently working on a certain game's translation. The dialogue goes like this: Sōsuke: それじゃあ、お互いに愛称で呼び合ってみようよ Riho: 愛称、素晴らしいですね。では、どのような呼び方をいたしましょう Sōsuke: えっと、俺のことはダーリンって呼んでみて ...
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Meaning of this sentence 絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して [duplicate]

this sentence is from the song from this website https://kamenrider.fandom.com/wiki/Over_%22Quartzer%22 I can't translate this sentence "絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して" I don't know why they use にafter糧 and 加速して ...
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誰も + potential verb form

I'm pretty sure "誰にも読めない本" is correct. However, I have also heard something in the same vein as "誰も読めない本", without the に. Is this also correct? If so, does も replace が here?
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Meaning of に in 本当に

In the sentence これは[本当]{ほんと}に[高]{たか}いです, meaning "This is really expensive", I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of に, which usually has some connotation of "to", "on", or "at". This is a ...
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What is the function of “に” in the following sentence?

奴隷の分際で王に敬称で呼んでいただくなど……恐れ多いことです。 The slave asked the king to call him by his first name instead of using his surname + "san", so the king asked him why. Then, the slave answered the above sentence. I ...
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What does 高層ビルに何車線もの道路。mean?

高層ビルに何車線もの道路。 I don't understand why they would use the word ''road'' talking about skyscrapers. I don't entirely get the 何車線も structure either. It reminds me of 何年も but I still can't understand ...
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Will expression retain the same definition if particle is changed?

自分を奮い立たせるために、わざと自分の考えを声に出し行動を始めた。 I came across the expression 声を出す on jisho.org. I don't know if replacing the expression's を with に (because を is already used earlier in the sentence) will allow me ...
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“外で遊びに行く” vs “外へ遊びに行く”

I saw the following 2 options in an exam question: 私は__に行く a. 外で遊び b. 外へ遊び The answer is '外へ遊びに行く' Does 'で' also work here? What's the difference here?
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Using the particle と or the particle に with あう

I've always thought that the only particle which is correct to use with 会う is に: 明日あなたに会います。 But I've come across the sentence: きのう田中さんと会いました。 Is it correct? If it is, when shall we use と with ...
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に to indicate the role you want something to play?

In Chapter 11 of the Genki textbook, it's stated that に can be used to indicate the role you want something to play. The example sentence given was: お土産に絵葉書を買いました。 However, I am a bit confused as I ...
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まだほかにもある what is the subject in this sentence?

I understand this sentence means "there should be other things." But I just can't wrap my head into its structure. If I parse the sentence like: ほか + にも, I can't explain the に here. ほかに + も, then the ...
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The difference between 'no naka' and 'no naka ni'

I understand that 'no naka' means 'in' or 'inside', but how does the meaning change when 'ni' is placed after it? For example: Hako no naka - inside the box. Hako no naka ni - ???
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Use of から rather than に in 真っ昼間から

真っ昼間からふくろうが空を飛び交うのを、ダーズリー氏は見ないですんだが、... Mr Dursley didn't see the owls flying around in broad daylight but ... I don't understand why から is used in this sentence. What is the difference from ...
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私には versus 私は - difference in nuance?

Can anyone help explaining the nuance in difference between: 私はまったく分かりません。 私にはまったく分かりません。 With expressions such as ヨーロッパには行く (versus は) I can see what affect including the に particle within the ...
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The particle へ in 山へ面している

tl;dr: Should へ be replaced with に here? I was reading Imabi and found the following example: 小屋は山へ面している。 As far as I know, へ is used with motion verbs especially when transition from one (...
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Usage of the particle に

Is this sentence correct? 土曜日'に'何じから何じまで働きますか I am not sure if I can use the particle に like that. The book asks me to use なんじから なんじまで along with the verb 働きます and the day 土曜日 to form a sentence....
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What's the function of に here?

So I have these two line in the book i'm reading, and i'm having a problem understanding the second one: (And for the context, the main character is endlessly walking though a dark and silent ruin, ...
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What is the meaning (or the grammatical role) of に in 十分に?

Can you please help me with this phrase please, "時間は十分にあるので, 急ぐことはありません。" What is the meaning (or the grammatical role) of に in 十分に?? Thanks in advance.🌸
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Meaning of に in もう彼女に抵抗の余地はないのでしょうか?

ライトは事もなく照子の名前を入手することに成功しました。 照子も結構鋭いところを見せてくれますが、もう彼女に抵抗の余地はないのでしょうか? せっかくの「きれいなお姉さん」なので、なんとか頑張って欲しいものです。 Context: On episode 6 of Death Note, Light is trying get information from former FBI ...
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Directionality of にも

This is part of an analysis of episode 6 of Death Note (from this page: http://samuraimoon.blog67.fc2.com/blog-entry-204.html#comment_list) 結論。夜神月はやっぱり幼稚で負けず嫌い。...