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Questions tagged [particle-の]

助詞「の」. Genitive case particle showing relationships between two nouns, such as possession. Also used for apposition (同格), to indicate subjects in relative clauses, and as a nominalizing particle (準体助詞).

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建国記念の日 but 憲法記念日

建国記念の日 BUT 憲法記念日 In the names of almost all Japanese national holidays we can see  の日 (成人の日、春分の日、昭和の日, etc.). Why is 憲法記念日 different?
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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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Is there an actual difference in meaning or nuance between 私達の世話をする and 私達を世話する?

I have seen this pattern where を is replaced by の in many sentences that use a する verb. I got used to this construction by exposure and it has started to look less clunky and more natural to me, but ...
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What does here 家庭での means? [duplicate]

I have encountered a sentence: それができないのは、家庭での「しつけが悪い」ということになります From 日本人の心がわかる日本語 森田 六郎 What I don‘t get is 家庭での. I have not seen での before. Shouldn‘t it just be 家庭のhere? If not, what is the ...
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の and のです. What’s their semantic purpose and meaning?

So, I've reached a spoken language topic and encountered difficulties with understanding those particles that are used in spoken language. Particularly with の. My book says that, for example, の ...
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に or の in this sentence, also any recomendations on where to post practice sentences?

I am trying to say, I always forget to turn on the lights this is what I have translated でんきを点けるのいつも忘れた。 I used の because what I learned is that a verb needs to be with の to add to an ...
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Usage of 断然 as の-adjective?

今年の欧州マイル路線では古馬や牡馬を交えても断然のNO・1 At this year's European Mile route, even with other types of horses participating, (アルファセントーリ) is the absolute number one I know that 断然 is a taru adjective so shouldn'...
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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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Confusing use of くらい and の in this dictionary definition

A dictionary (三省堂の『例解小学国語辞典第5版』) definition of 棒: 持てるくらいの長さの、細長い木や竹や金属 ???? long and thin wood, bamboo or metal. I'm stumped on the first part of this definition. I have 持てるくらいの長さ = "Length to ...
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日本語教室 versus 日本語の教室 [duplicate]

I know that it's correct to say 日本語教室, and it's also correct to say 日本語の教室. I am confused by 日本語教室. From my understanding, the particle の connects 2 nouns. For example, さくら大学の学生 (there is no particle ...
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Meaning of noun + のくらい in this sentence

教室はたった一つでしたが生徒は三年生がないだけで、あとは一年から六年までみんなありました。 It was a single classroom but, with the exception of third year students, it had everyone from year one to year six. 運動場もテニスコートのくらいでしたが、...
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Why is 英語教師 possible but 英語先生 not possible?

Why is it ok to say both 英語教師 and 英語の教師 but not 英語先生, just 英語の先生?
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adjective pronominalization with の

大きいのはいくらですか。  きれいなのを買いました。 I found those phrases here. From my understanding these mean: 大きいの = the ones that are big きれいなの = the one that is pretty | the ones that are pretty Am I right? I ...
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What is the difference between “Doko de benkyou shiteiru no desu ka?” and “Doko de benkyou benkyo shiteimasu ka?”

In Japanese, what is the difference between "Doko de benkyou shiteiru no desu ka?" (どこ で べんきょう している の です か?) and "Doko de benkyou benkyo shiteimasu ka?" (どこ で べんきょう べんきょ していますか?) How does the ...
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Adjective-No in a Question format?

I'm having a difficult time understanding the use of の-Adj in the JLPT N5 grammar examples and practice I've been studying and haven't found a good resource for finding the answer. The sentence is ...
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Confused about this usage of の [duplicate]

日本での生活は楽しいです。 I'm not sure about the usage of の here. Is 日本で生活は楽しいです。correct?
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Does the particle 'の' change the meaning of this phrase?

To say "Japanese language school" in Japanese, sentences 1 and 2 can be used? or they have different meanings because of the use of particle 'の' (sentence 2)? [日本語]{にほんご}[学校]{がっこう} (nihongo ...
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Why な instead of の is used in the anime title “はるかなレシーブ”?

There is an anime named "はるかなレシーブ" this season. While the official English name is just using the Romaji (i.e. Harukana Receive) instead of translating the meaning, from the Chinese official ...
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。。。したのではないのだから、。。。The different of the two の

あなたがけがをしたのではないのだから、何もそんなに泣かなくていいでしょう What is the difference between the first の and the second の? Currently I understand it this way. The first one is a nomalizer, turning けがをした into けがをしたこと。 Is ...
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Can somebody give me a grammatical insight into the following very short sentence? [duplicate]

何してんの? The translated meaning is "what are you doing?", but I am having difficulty understanding how the て form of する is referring to the present tense (I would have expected している here). Also, I am ...
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Why there is a の in オープンしたばかりのレストラン?

I learned that in Japanese you can put a sentence in front of a noun without の: like "買った本" or "もらったプレゼント". In a JLPT N3 sample question I encountered "オープンしたばかりのレストラン". Could I omit the の and just ...
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What is the exact meaning of “Xのは”? [duplicate]

I just came across this sentence: 日本語を上手に話すのは難しい。 While I do understand the meaning overall, I am confused as for why it's 話すのは instead of 話すは. If anybody could explain what のは means, that'd be ...
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Which is preferred, 気が遠くなるほど or 気の遠くなるほど? [duplicate]

Considering the expression 気が遠くなるほど to describe something of a large scale or hard to conceive, is the variant 気の遠くなるほど also correct and is there any difference in meaning or nuance? Is there any sort ...
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Grammatical Correctness of 最終+noun

I lived in Japan for some time and can communicate quite well. However, sometimes there are some constructs in Japanese which I know but can't explain with grammatical rules. 最終 + noun is one of them....
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今年の春休み - Optional usage of の

I know Google Translate is not always your best friend when it comes to Japanese, but when trying to compare what I'm understanding of my lessons and what I find in guide samples I'm a bit confused ...
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Use of の in article about beetle

I was reading this article and there are a couple of spots that I don't understand when it comes the grammar. 専門家は「雄と雌の体を持ったカブトムシが生きているところを見たのは初めてです」と話しています。 Roughly: The specialist said 'It is ...
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As sentence-ending feminine particles, what is the difference between の and わ?

So according to Denshi Jisho, it says the following on these two particles: の: Indicates emotional emphasis. わ: Indicates emotion or admiration. Those definitions sound similar. But there must be a ...
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What do ほかには and ほかのは mean?

What do ほかには and ほかのは mean? How are they different from one another? And why is に used in ほかに? Is there an explanation for it or is it just naturally said? Thanks!
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Use of の + how to construct a phrase without it

First, this is my very first post here, and I am a complete newbie when it comes to the Japanese language. I have, however, been very interested in the Japanese language and culture: I have been doing ...
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何(counter)*も*の(noun)が(verb) [duplicate]

Earlier today during lecture we were given this sample sentence and a translation: おそらく私のコンピューターには何百万枚もの写真が入っています。 I probably have millions of pictures on my computer right now. I'm slightly ...
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Is it かも? Or some particles? I'm lost with this sentence!

In 時をかける少女, the mother ask her daughter to bring something to her aunt, and then add this: いつになったら結婚するのかも聞いといてね Which I understand as : "Ask her also when is she gonna marry someone!" (When-...
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Translation help with の?

I love this song ハウトゥ世界征服 by NERU feat. 鏡音リンと鏡音レン. However, there is one line I struggle with: 心の傷口を治してくれ Wouldn't one say 傷口の心を治してくれ Instead? Thank you!
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Possessive の not indicating what is possessed

Over a year ago, I wrote a text on Lang-8. I'm analyzing my texts. I wrote, very badly, this sentence: この本書は、Lang-8で一番日本語の本書を書きます。 I tried to say "this is my first text on Lang-8" 😂 Yeah, ...
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What's the implication of ん when not asking a question?

For the following: 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃないんだ。 It says that "I don't really like the cafeteria's food". What's the significance in the ん near the end? Suppose it was dropped to make: 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃないだ。 ...
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Inclusion of の when asking a question with 'why'

I came across the following sentence ところで、リー君はどうして忙しいの? translated as By the way, Lee-kun, why are you busy? If the の is left out, what's the difference in 'feel' or implication? That is, why ...
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When can you use the の particle to replace a noun?

How come the sentence 白いのは、高い is ok, but the sentence 学生じゃないのは、学校に行かない is not? Wouldn't the second sentence just mean "the one who isn't a student does not go to school"? On Tae Kim's grammar guide, ...
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んです Conjugation

We recently learned んです form in class and I think I understand when to use it. But I'm a little unclear about how conjugation of it works. んです itself doesn't get conjugated, right? You conjugate the ...
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Function of particles の and は in this sentence

A girls tells this to her friend: このまま帰ってまた何日も会えなくなるのは嫌です What are these particles doing here? は is being used to emphasize, to be the topic marker or the contrastive marker? My guess is that is ...
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What's the role of the の after もの in this sentence? [duplicate]

「事実に関して2, 3の誤りはあるものの, 君の言ってることは基本的に正しい」 Is の used in place of が meaning "but"? Thank you
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Differences between が and の [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two sentences? 私が食べたレモン。 私の食べたレモン。
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Understanding a phrase - にげるんだよ

While watching an anime, I took note of the phrase にげるんだよ!, which the character in question shouts as he is running away. From my research, the phrase can also be written as 逃げるんだよ!, but I haven't ...
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What does の mean in the sentence after いる verb form

Below is from a children's book that I am reading and I am confused as to the way の was used in the sentence. あれは 亀が吹いて いるのに違いない I would appreciate any inputs/infos regarding this. Thank you in ...
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を after particle (であるかを)

This is probably an easy question, but I can't find a clear satisfying answer to it after looking it up so I figured I'd ask here. 自分がどんな人であるかを知ってもらいたい 1) Why can を act on a particle? I understand ...
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Why is 漫画全部の売り上げ grammatical

しかし、許可をもらわないでコピーした漫画をインターネットで読む人が増えているため、漫画全部の売り上げは少なくなっています。 However, because the number of people who read manga on the internet – that has been copied without permission – is ...
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Would someone be willing to check my reading of の in this sentence?

I'm not certain why the の is in the 2nd sentence: 「それから、おれのくちばしやつめを見ろ。そして、よくお前のとくらべて見るがいい。」 「鷹さん。それはあんまり無理です。」 It seems like the meaning should be "And then, often you are compared with [me] ...
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Why is 「の」 used in 何十もの?

I was studying the words 何十/何百/何千, and I often see the particles「も」and「の」after. For example, 彼は何十冊もの日本に関する本を持っている。 Or, 高速道路は何千もの車で渋滞した。 The「も」I think is used to emphasize that there's a ...
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Is a の said after the first three digtis of 10 phone number?

Lets say my phone number is (123)456-7890. Should I pronounce it as: いちにさん よんごろくの ななはちきゅうゼロ or いちにさんの よんごろくの ななはちきゅうゼロ
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What particle (の;を) should I use between noun/verb and ~方 (買い方;歩い方 etc.)?

I'm not sure of particles in these 3 sentences, especially this particle-の between noun/verb and ~方, are they OK? (If you see any other grammar mistake, you may let me know too.) 1)着物を着ての歩い方は何ですか。 ...
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Use of の with かもしれない

北海道の海岸に向かう途中で、川に入ってしまったのかもしれません。 They might have ended up entering the river en route to the Hokkaido coast. What is の (in bold) doing in this sentence? It was my understanding that かもしれない came ...
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のだ vs. similar constructions

I've read a number of questions on here regarding のだ, but what I'm looking for in this question is the nuance のだ imparts to a sentence as compared to when a similar construction is used. There are two ...