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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Can I omit the second noun in どのかばんが森さんのかばんですか?

I know in the sentence pattern: Noun の Noun, you can omit the second noun if the context clearly tells what or whom you’re referring to. そのかばんが森さんのかばんです。 becomes そのかばんが森さんのです。 Can I do the same ...
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Nominalizing verb with い-ending vs ーの

In my Japanese class today, we were supposed to say a sport we liked. I said: 泳ぎが好きです。 We haven't learned this way of nominalizing verbs or the names of many sports, so my 先生 shook her head no and ...
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How to use adjectives to qualify nouns in between the の particle?

For example, how would I say "my dad's old car's broken wheel"? Where does the adjective go w.r.t the の particle? 父の古い車の駄目な車輪 ? Is it right for the adjective to appear near の? It sounds odd
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What is the function of の in 「私があんた連れ出したのなんでだと思う?」

I tried to think about all the possible meanings of の but I really couldn't understand the sentence above. I don't know if の is connected with なんで, or if it's the explanatory の, or something else.
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Meaning for 昔から大好きな親戚の姉さん

I sometimes hear 姉さん used as just another way of addressing an older woman but I don't understand the usage of 親戚の姉さん. 親戚(shinseki) is relative so does Shinseki no Nesan mean the literal older sister ...
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Confusing use of の

I'm trying to read a children's book and had some trouble with one sentence. As I understand the story so far, it's about a depressed snail. But I don't quite understand what's going on here. ...
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Are 世界の一番 and 世界で一番 both correct?

Are both phrases grammatically correct and how do you translate both? 世界の一番ゆうめいです 世界で一番ゆうめいです
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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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i-AdjectiveのNoun possible in special cases?

This might be a simple "no its just wrong" question but it just bugs me the last few days: Is it possible to use an i-adj with の and a Noun if I use the の in a placeholder construct like Q:...
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Do genitive numerical phrases block the plural?

Context: [両]{りょう}の[貴様]{きさま}は[明日]{あした}の[末]{すえ}に[亡]{な}いです。 with the intended meaning Both of you will be dead by the end of tomorrow. This question is about the 「両の貴様は」. I understand that the "...
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What does のか mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

In this sentence: ドアの音に驚いたのか、軽く上体がかしいだ a door opens, and there is a character, whose upper body is slightly bent forward, startled by the door's sound. I think の just nominalize ドアの音に驚いた, but I'm ...
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Word order in 犬のホワイトチョコレート

Some time ago I was speaking with a Japanese teacher, and to say "A white chocolate dog" she said 犬のホワイトチョコレート; I asked, shouldn't it be ホワイトチョコレートの犬, since 犬のホワイトチョコレート sounded to me like "A white ...
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Particle の and hierarchy of info

Sentence: 先生、こちらは学校の友達のJennyです。 This sentence is an example of の's ability to convey a hierarchy of information, but I still don't get how you would know where to put the two のs. How do you use の ...
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What is the difference between 「女性一人」 and 「一人の女性」?

So far, I've learnt that a quantity (number + counter) can be attached to a noun to quantify it by using の: 一人の女性。One woman. However, I came across a sentence in my textbook where the noun an the ...
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What is the difference between を vs の in 何を勉強します and 何の勉強します?

What is the difference between を vs の in 何を勉強します and 何の勉強します ? I noticed in sentences both variants. And I wonder which of them more properly or in which case they are should be used? P.S.Neither ...
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What is the meaning? — 誰かいないのか

I need your help. "誰かいないのか" As far as I understand it, this translates to something like, "I want to know, if there somebody, who is available now" The questions are: Is the translation ok? Could ...
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Why is の所 used after ドア in this sentence?

Here is my sentence, ドアの所にかさを立てておきます. I've seen this の所 usage where it didn't quite make sense in other readings as well. This specific reading is from the tango n4 book and they have the english ...
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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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Why isn't 日本料理 written as 日本の料理?

Both 日本 and 料理 are nouns but why aren't they concatenated with の? I think it should be written as 日本の料理 rather than 日本料理.
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Why do we use で in 東京での暮らし? [duplicate]

車椅子利用者からすると、東京での暮らしは便利とはいえない。 Why do we use で after 東京? Is it to show the action in the place? What if we only say 東京の暮らしは?
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difference between particles の and を for the verb 紹介する

家族にはまだ彼氏を紹介していません。 and 家族にはまだ彼氏の紹介していません。 are these two sentences same please explain
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Why isn't の used after 上で here?

雪国に暮らす上で大変なことは、毎日の雪かきです。 In this phrase why didn't we use の particle after 上で?
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の and が before 丘 [duplicate]

光が丘 and 梅が丘 are places in Tokyo, and 平和の丘 is a place in Okinawa. Why is the particle が used in the first two names? Why isn't の used like in 平和の丘?
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すっごいレンジの音がしてるのが気になる。What does the second の mean in this sentence?

すっごいレンジの音がしてるのが気になる。 What does the second の mean in this sentence?
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Contraction of particle の to ん before nouns in colloquial Japanese

I am familiar with contraction of の to ん before です (and variants で, だ, でした etc) but I noticed that の is also contracted before 家 in spoken set-phrases like あたしんち and おれんち. Are there any other ...
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の particle replacing が particle [duplicate]

I came across this sentence: 彼女はとても教養のある人ですね Why is の particle used here rather then が particle. I am probably missing the needed grammar to understand this sentence. Any help will be appreciated
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Meaning of の in the の、の と pattern (どうのこうの)

日本人の小学生向けのちびまる子ちゃんの満点ゲットシリーズの文法教室という本を読んでいるんですけれども、 In the chapter on 助詞, under the meanings of の, I found these two sentences used as examples of the いわゆる「並列」の使い方・働き: 死ぬの生きるのと騒ぐほどではない。 and ...
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How does the 「どこの」 construction work?

Duolingo translates "Where is the classroom for the Japanese class?" as 「日本語の授業【じゅぎょう】はどこの教室【きょうしつ】ですか?」. I don't understand the construction 「…はどこの教室…」. My instinct would have been 「日本語の授業の教室はどこですか?」...
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Difference between が, の, and no particle

Take a look at the lyrics of テルーの唄: 人影絶えた野の道 ... 虫の囁く草原 As I understand it, both 人影絶えた and 虫の囁く are relative clauses that modify 野の道 and 草原, respectively. But why don't we use the particle が ...
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General meaning of AとBのC?

Is it (AとB)のC, Aと(BのC), or (AのC)と(BのC) ...?
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の possessive with multiple possessors [duplicate]

What is the correct way to use possessive の with more than one possessor? For example, if I wanted to say "Me and my girlfriend's house" would it be 「僕と彼女の家」? It seems right but to me I feel like this ...
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Is the following のが a nominalizing のが?

I have the following Japanese sentence: 身につけているのが、病院で着せられる検査服のようなものだから仕方ないのかもしれないが、どう見てもここは病院なんかじゃない。 and I was wondering if the bolded のが nominalizes the 身につけている before it, as Darius says that ...
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などの followed by a Noun

Question about this sentence : tシャツなどの服を着たままプールに入らないでください。 Why do we need の? What is its use in the sentence given? Isn't など a particle so it is ok to be followed by a noun? I checked the ...
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Are possessive particles implied in a conversation?

Today, in my Japanese class, my sensei presented a conversation which went as the following: Person A: Bさんのせんこうはなんですか。 Person B: コンピューターかがくです。 Person A: わたしもコンピューターかがくです。 My confusion comes on the ...
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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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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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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 ...