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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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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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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

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。...
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Word-order with の- and に- particles

I have this part of a sentence 影{かげ}の次第{しだい}に濃{こ}く集{あつ}まる部分{ぶぶん}に along with its translation: "in the part where the shadows gradually gathered and thickened" which makes contextual sense, but ...
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what's the difference between particle を and に when used for location

i’ve been learning about particles lately as im still new to the language i can't tell the difference between these two particles when used for locations for example: 街を歩く does this mean walk through ...
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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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Is 感じる {かんじる} transitive or intransitive? Which particle to use?

Please consider 一段 {いちだん} verb 感じる {かんじる}. Sometimes I see particle に applied and sometimes particole を. In the Jisho.org vocabulary it is not specified if this verb is 他動詞 {たどうし} (transitive) or 自動詞 {...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Making sense of the N1にN2 construction (「パンにバター」=「パンにバターをぬる」)

I understand from my previous question on the N1 に N2 construction that it is usually a phrase with omission of a verb (eg パンにバターをぬる makes パンにバター, which comes from パンにぬる and バターをぬる). If this is the ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...