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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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Usage of に、とき, ときに

Are these sentences correct? クリスマスにパソコンを買った。 クリスマスのときパソコンを買った。 クリスマスのときにパソコンを買った。 What is the difference when using に、とき, ときに?
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Can "date + にも" mean "as soon as"?

This article from NHK News Web Easy has the following sentence: 環境省は、今年7月にも会議を開いて、法律を変えるための準備をする予定です。 Based on my understanding that も roughly means "even," my naïve translation is that ...
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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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What is the difference between の中に and の中で?

I have two sentences having の中に (no naka ni) and の中で (no naka de), and I want to know if they are correctly framed. If yes, then how does the meaning change? 日本{にほん}の食{た}べ物{もの}の中{なか}に寿司{すし}が大好{だいす}...
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Break down ... にはならない

The context of my question is the usage of a grammar point from a JLPT 文法 textbook. It is not the grammar point itself that I am asking about, but rather the grammar used to explain the grammar point. ...
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Intuitive way to justify this usage of「に」

An earlier question on JP.SE asked about the usage of the particle「に」for what seemed to be attribution or possession, but I wasn't sure if those were 'official' uses of「に」and I decided to do some ...
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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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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.
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When to use は、に or no particle?

I mostly understood the particles in Japanese, but there is still one thing I couldn't get over with. And that is the following problem: I do not exactly know, when to use は、に or no particle. It's ...
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Difference between に and へ particles

I am a beginner, and I do not really understand the difference between に and へ particles. My teacher told that they can be used interchangeably when it comes to indicating "direction" and &...
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公園で母に… vs 公園で母を…

Let me preface by saying that I am new to learning Japanese (about one month). I came across this sentence and I’m confused about the particle に. 公園で母に会いました。 Why is に used here? If I use が or を, are ...
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Ending a sentence with に

Looking the に particle up on jisho.org, it says that it could also function as a because of~ or even for the purpose of~ but I'm still uncertain if that's the case in the following sentence: ...
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From a Japanese PoV, what's the explanation of 「に」 particle corresponding to both western concepts of "to" and "in"

自由に歩いて。 人の中に心臓がある。 学校に行きます。 If I'm correct: Walk freely. (Walk in freedom) Inside a person there's a heart. I go to school. So, I'd want to understand why 「に」 covers both "to" and "...
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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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「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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Use of the particle を/に indicating target of an action - animate vs inanimate?

Currently learning Japanese from Rosetta stone, and so far, whenever a verb is acting on something, I've always seen the particle を used - eg: 彼{かれ}は本{ほん}を読{よ}んでいます。 Now the program has thrown に ...
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には in this context

デイブ: カナダも暖冬です。海が全部凍りません。だから、アザラシが逃げます。 恵子: まあ、かわいそうですね。シロクマは。でも、アザラシにはよかったかも! Here is like a conversation between two people about polar bears in Canada. What I am confused about is the use of には in ...
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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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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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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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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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Could I use わたしのうちには ペットが いません 。instead of わたしのうえ に ペット は いません。

I've learned the expressions: (Location) の (position) には ありません/いません。 and (location) に (noun) は ありません/いません。 and I'm kinda wondering whether I could use には with location nouns too? Or does it only ...
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Use of the を and に particles together with nouns

I'm not talking about を に する but rather  に をする So NounAにNounBをする Examples: 恐怖に体を固くする How one should take that sentence? I've seen some TL mark is "By" but I don't understand why?
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Is using に with 先日 incorrect?

Bunpo-check keeps saying that the に in here is incorrect 先日に歩た時の、校長さんを見た If it's so, please explain me why. Thanks
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ABSOLUTE necessity of particle に in "topic marker" には

"This store has all sorts of bags": この店は鞄が色々あります should be a good translation and a natural sentence, which is different from "There are all sorts of bags in this store": ...
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Function of 私に when someone else wants someone to do something

私の妻はこの古いよい帽子を私にすててほしいと思っている。 I understand this sentence, but when I dissect it, I realize I'm not sure why に is being used. Does anyone care to explain?
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How is に used in the following sentence?

I have the following sentence from my hero academia anime. つくづく あの入試は 合理性に欠くよ。 The english subtitles for the show have this as the translation "That entrance exam was definitely not rational enough....
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NO adjectives list or complete explanation

how can i distinguish between no adjectives and noun? particularly, No adjectives are joined with a ni particles, Is there any full list or something to remember about them ?
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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. 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。 今晩のおかずはすき焼きにしましょう。 ...
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に まで differences in usage with person or things

From what I understand に marks the destination of a verb, like まで。 僕が彼に愛を感じる   僕が彼まで愛を感じる Some explanation I find for に are: 1)に plainly wears many different hats, but I like to think of に as a ...
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