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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Function of に in this sentence? [duplicate]

「鮮度に精気、それにその人物の健康状態から相性まで、吸血には様々な条件があるわ」 I'm stuck in this sentence 'cause this particular "に" and the commons usages which I know doesn't seems to fit here...
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Difference between 毎日に and 毎日

When I saw that a fellow Japanese language student wrote: "僕は毎日に八時頃起きます。" According to Wiktionary 毎日 is already an adverb. I would personally say "僕は毎日八時頃起きます。" Could you explain ...
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Particle Use with 注射する

(1) 人に薬を注射する。 (2) 人を薬で注射する。 (3) 人に薬で注射する。 A survey of sentences tells me that (1) is certainly grammatical, but (2) & (3) do not occur (At least in the ones I looked at). Both in English and ...
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Any differences between ~に志願する and ~を志願する?

I thought に was the universal particle with 志願, but I have seen を used quite commonly too and I wonder if there are some nuances in meaning. 死刑を志願した男 大学に志願する 大学を志願する 大学に入学を志願する. 軍隊に志願する 兵役を志願する ...
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山には多く雪があります。 what does ”は” after ”に” mean? [duplicate]

Why can't I say ”山に多い雪があります”? What does ”は” after ”に” mean?
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What purpose does the particle に serve in this sentence?

人に出来ることには限りがある What is the point of the second に? Would the sentence have a different meaning or be grammatically incorrect if it was just 人に出来ることは限りがある? Any help in understanding this would be very ...
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に迷う vs で迷う, に悩む vs で悩む

I have seen a lot of older posts about the differences between the particles に and で. But I am surprised that neither pair in this question seems to have been asked before. 道に迷う 進路に悩む セックスレスに悩む主婦 ...
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Understanding the に in ってくらいに考えておいて

「まあ、あくまでこれは妨害。今までサクサク動いてた検索エンジンがめっっっっっちゃ重くなる、ってくらいに考えておいて」 Does the に work in the same way as in 残念に思う? Namely, the に marks the content of one’s thoughts?
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Understanding に in AがBに仕上がる

今回の二亜は、どちらかというと前者の要素多めの配合となりましたが、そのおかげか今まで『デート』にいなかったキャラに仕上がってくれたかと思います。なんだか妙に楽しく書けました。 I know 仕上がる means 完成する and is an intransitive verb. So what would be the function of the bold に? Mark the ...
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Using で instead of に when specifying a day

In this article, first sentence in the second paragraph: この事故{じこ}から、[10日]{とおか}で20年{ねん}になりました。 My interpretation is that On the 10th, it will have been 20 years since the incident. To specify the ...
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What is the function of the particle に in this context? [duplicate]

What is the function of the particle に in this context? https://streamable.com/wnti04 more specifically in the part that he says: 着替えに 洗面道具 お茶セットに お皿 人形に 花瓶
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Usage of the に particle in this sentence

The sentence reads 俺は派手にハッキリと命の順序を決めている I understand the sentence as meaning "I'll establish a clear gaudy life priority" however I am confused as the the exact role に is playing. I would ...
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Does に go before or after こそ

I know that for emphasis, the construction is N + こそ, such as この本こそ私が探していた本です。 I also looked up examples that has に before こそ, such as ここにこそ真の人生があった。 I'd like to know which of the following is/are ...
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Clarification on the particle following 今年

In an assignment I wrote「今年にローラースケートを習いたいです。」 which was corrected to 「今年はローラースケートを習いたいです。」My guess is that it was corrected because in this sentence, "this year" is the ~topic~. Is that ...
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~に~ある , unusual usage of に?

From the anime ノーゲーム・ノーライフ Context: internet rumors and urban legends are being discussed あまたの都市伝説の1つにこんな話があるのを聞いたことはあるだろうか My interpretation: あまたの都市伝説の1つ = "one of many urban legends" ...
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Understanding に in 「一撃の威力に劣る」

魔力で刃を編んだレイザーブレイドタイプの<カレドヴルフ>に比べ、実剣の表面を魔力で覆うタイプの<ヴォルフテイル>は、その構造上どうしても最大出力値ーー要は一撃の威力に劣る。 I know the pattern「AがBに劣る」means “A is inferior to B”. But in this context it doesn’t seem to be the ...
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What does に vs と mean in やっぱり俺はお前と同じだ?

This is a (no spoilers) line from the recent Attack on Titan S4E5 (ep64). やっぱり俺はお前と同じだ And I understand it, but I'm just a bit confused because I expected it to be: やっぱり俺はお前に同じだ Because the ...
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The Difference Between に and で when indicating the time when something terminates

I was reading through the Dictionary of Basic Grammar and found that one of the four usages of the で particle is to mark the time when something terminates, similar to the following sentence: パーティーは ...
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When is に needed and when can it be omitted in がある constructions?

Someone asked me about the meanings of two English phrases. I replied: 両方はたくさんの意味がありますから、文がないと具体的な説明が難しいです。 Almost instantly it hit me that I might've made some mistakes in that reponse. I know the ...
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Is the に time particle optional when talk about repeated action?

I have already learned about に time particle (in short: determines the action time if the time expression isn't relative). But I saw some text where dropped when used the まいとし, まいつき、まいにち etc. For ...
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だれにも + passive verb

誰にも怪しまれずに動き回れた Does 怪しまれず take the に in 誰にも or has the second に after も been omitted because it can not be used after も?
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Difference between 単独で and 単独に

In an online dictionary for 単独, 単独 is used seemingly as an adverb in two example sentences, but with different particles: 「単独で登頂する」 「単独に存在する」 99% of other 単独 examples online use で. Since this is a ...
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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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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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Can に have the same function as として?

In this sentence: 君は選ばれたのだ 私の退屈を埋めるための欠片の1つに Does the particle に work in the same way as として? Is it the same as 私の退屈を埋めるための欠片の1つとして ? Thanks for the answer!
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function of に in 学業にスポーツ [duplicate]

学業にスポーツ、なにをやっても秀でいる兄と違い、原島は、何もかもが平凡であった。 I can`t figure out the meaning/funtction of に in this sentence... I checked a page which listed several usages of に but nothing seems to fit
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Subject + に + 形容詞/形容動詞

I understand that に can be used to mark the agent of an intransitive verb, but I often see it being used with adjectives instead. For example, in the sentence: 私にはできる As for me, I can do it. に here ...
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Particle に in this sentence [duplicate]

まさか この2人と このちっぽけな町を舞台に冒険を繰り広げることになろうとは この時には思ってもみなかった What is the function of the particle に after 舞台? 返事してくれてどうもありがとう!
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how is に used in this sentence?

I just need clarification of how it was used in this particular sentence 相対的になされるべきで 一部ではなく全体のバランスが対象に I'm just confused why there is a に at the end I did check the video if the voice actor said ...
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Using に conjunctively to mean "In addition"

I think this topic is also addressed in this post, but it doesn't address how に works outside of contexts where the speaker is trying to "trying to think of/recall things". I'd like someone ...
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に followed by nouns, what is its usage?

Most of the usages of に I've seen have it directly followed by a verb directly attached to it. (The location of existance にある/にいる, The action objective e.g 私は電車に乗りました, etc) I know there are some that ...
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Can に be translated to "be"?

I've been trying to learn Japanese for a little over a month now which let me finally read this little tag line on a My Hero Academia poster I have 「最高のヒーローに」 Once I looked up the meaning of each ...
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When to use -ni ikimasuka or -masuka

Do these both mean exactly the same thing? 何時に子どもを迎えますか 何時に子どもを迎えに行きますか “When do you pick up your child?” I suppose the second says “when do you leave to pick up your child” more precisely? If so, ...
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Can you add a "cause" to an intransitive verb with に

I was wondering if when you have the transitive statement 誰が窓を[開]{あ}けた? You can make an intransitive version like 窓は誰に[開]{あ}いた? I can't find any sources that tell if you can add the "actual&...
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Help with the breakdown of this sentence?

I was chatting in Hellotalk. From what I looked up and understood It means writing in a clear and concise manner is difficylt isn't it. 分かりやすく簡潔に書くのは難しいですよね But, I thought connecting i-adjetives was ...
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What is the difference in nuance by using から and between に with the passive verb?

Example 1: 先生 に 叱られた Example 2: 先生 から 叱られた Do these sentences imply the same meaning or no ? i.e I was scolded by my teacher
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身近に親しい異性がいたらよかったのにね - Particle に

身近[に]{L}親しい異性がいたらよかったのにね What is the function of the particle に after 身近?
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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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What is the function of the に in 差別化に大変?

アトラクション要素として、店内にメリーゴーランドでも設置したのだろう。場末の居酒屋は他店との差別化に大変なんだろうな。その経営努力、わからんでもない。 Hi. I know the underlined sentence means "Differentiating their izakaya restaurant from others is difficult.". And ...
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Function of に in お話を聞くに? [duplicate]

「……それで。扉の外でお話を聞くに、何だか琴里さんがトチ狂っていやがったようなので一撃お見舞いしてやったわけですが……オーケイでした?」 Hi. The speaker heard 琴里 talking in an insane way so the speaker snapped 琴里 out of it with a single stroke. Hi. What is the ...
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The function of the に in 俺たちに足りない部分を埋めて

「ああ。俺たちは確かに、歌でおまえには敵わなかった。......でも、メイドカフェや、他の出展物を用意してくれた生徒たちが、俺たちに足りない部分を埋めてくれたんだよ」 Hi. Could you explain the function of the に here? I previously thought it was because of てくれた until I’ve come across ...
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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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Can places be used without に?

When studying the famous song 君がくれたもの, I came across the following line: ああ、花火が夜空綺麗に咲いて...... While trying to understand this line grammatically, I realize although it means “fireworks bloomed ...
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Understanding 「たった三十分のあいだに、高木の変わり様といったらなかった。」

たった三十分のあいだに、高木の変わり様といったらなかった。 I'm not at all clear on the translation or nuance here. Source is a NLPT N1 grammar question. Confusion #1: The use of に in 「たった三十分のあいだに」. If the translation is "in ...
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What is the function of the に in 仕上げに?

「......てめえ、覚えてろよ」 「女の子はそんな言葉遣いしちゃ駄目よ。そうそう、仕上げにこれをつけてちょうだい」 「あ?」 士道は眉をひそめながら、琴里から絆創膏のようなものを受け取った。 「それをのどに貼り付けてみて」 Context: the first speaker is the brother (士道) and the second speaker the sister (琴里). ...
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Function of the に (光に透けて)?

長い髪をゆったりと一つに纏めた少女である。光に透けて紫紺に輝く、色素の薄い髪。 Hi. What is the function of the に in bold? See through the light? Thank you.
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[subject][に instead of が] before transitive verb

先生に教えていただいてはじめて、プログラミングの面白さが分かりました。 =I didn’t realize how interesting programming was until my teacher taught me. 教える is a transitive verb. So why is に used over が? I didn't find my issue in Q: ...
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Meaning of 後に in 研究員たちが後に続くと、博士は笑みを浮かべた。

I'd like to confirm if the 後に in 研究員たちが後に続くと、博士は笑みを浮かべた。 is referring to sometime later. In other words, if the sentence can be translated as When the researchers followed later on, the Professor ...
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Why を and not に in 今日は先輩に2回**を**注意されました。?

今日は先輩に2回を注意されました。 [today][by senpai][2 times were adviced/warned]??? does this make any sense? Shouldn't it be rather: 今日は先輩に2回に注意されました。 [today][by senpai][2 times (I/He/She..etc) were adviced/warned]?...
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Why wasn't が used instead of には in [そんなこと、私にはとても出来ない。]?

Why wasn't が used instead of には in [そんなこと、私にはとても出来ない。]? Is it correct to use が? What is the meaning/sense and role of には in the sentence to choose it over the が particle? English: There's no way I ...

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