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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Question about the point of view when using の右 / の左?

I am a bit unclear about which point of view we are talking about when describing the location of things. For Example: 小山さんは山下さんの右にいます。 For this sentence I have two possible interpretations: Koyama ...
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How to parse 不快な音をたてないために、水の流れる音を出すもの?

I am having trouble with the following sentence from this article about toilets translated as "a thing that makes the sound of running water to avoid making an unpleasant noise" ...
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Relative clause vs. の to “categorize” a noun

According to my low level of Japanese, I know two ways to "categorize" a noun with an another noun + adjective: 髪が長い男の人が少しいる。 長い髪の男の人が少しいる。 Are these two sentences grammatically correct? ...
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Counters with and without の

I'm currently reading a short paragraph here that has the following sentences: 男{おとこ}はそう言{い}うと、もう一枚{いちまい}マントを出{だ}して、急{いそ}いで着{き}ました。北風{きたかぜ}は二{に}枚{まい}のマントを脱{ぬ}がせるために、もっと強{つよ}く風{かぜ}を吹{ふ}きました。 In ...
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What does の in this sentence do/mean?

最近、忙しくて。昨日だって帰ったの12時すぎだったよ。 Please explain the use of の in the above sentence.
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Implied noun from の [duplicate]

In this part of the Jack and the Beanstalk story, there's this one sentence: 庭{にわ}にとても大{おお}きな豆{まめ}の木{き}があったのです。 translated as There was a very big beanstalk in the yard. My understanding of a の ...
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Problem with choosing のは or は with と思います

So in my textbook there are examples like あまり便利じゃないと思います いいと思います But I was wondering, how would you say something like "I think it's ok to eat food". From my knowledge it should be ...
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Use cases of particle の

I know that の shows possession, but I've also seen translations such as "Frog on stairs" from 「階段の蛙」 to say "on" or "at" When is it actually used, and what other ...
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Can の replace を?

Here is a sentence from my grammar exercise book. 手紙に彼の住所が書いてない。これでは返事の出しようがない。 I don’t understand the use of the particle の in bold font in the above sentence. (The grammar point is ようがない, not の, ...
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Why is the particle の placed after a noun and before ために

I am learning how to use the form ために and found many examples were the particle の is inserted just before it. I don't understand why. 今度の面接のために、このスーツを買いました。 'I bought this suit for my upcoming ...
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Is はの even possible?

I found this sentence on jisho.org: 税制改革はの圧力が高まっている The pressure for tax reform is growing. And I'm wondering if this is a typo. Having both は and の together somehow sounds a bit odd to me. I would ...
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Nominalization and conjugated form

As far as I understood, the nominalization is made with the neutral form of the verb followed by の or こと, as in the example 私は読むことが好きです。I like to read. Though, I found this example where the verb is ...
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Is の absolutely necessary in the following sentence?

友達が教えてくれたのと同じようにカレーライスを作ったら、とても美味しく出来た。 The sentence appears in my Japanese textbook. To me, it sounds natural to join くれた with と同じ directly, but I don't know if it's also correct: 友達が教えてくれたと同じように… ...
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Dummy noun, to add or not to add

Most of the time (?) a following dummy noun is required when the speaker wants to put a 用言 where a 体言 is expected, as shown by the sentence below: できないのをできないというのに、不思議があるもんか。 However, it seems that ...
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Two particles の at the same time in 「ってのの一斉調査」

Context: https://streamable.com/6n4lv5 This is the sentence: 小学校とかの体育の時間に二人一組になってする準備運動。クリスマスってあんな感じなんだよ。「この中で 誰が一人ですか?」 ってのの 一斉調査 why has two particles の? Does the second particle omit a word? Which?
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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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the omission of an implied “の” creates the appearance of a 四字熟語{よじじゅくご}?

I believe that www.yojijukugo.com has a pretty thorough list of 四字熟語? Is there a better site? However, I know that I've seen a lot of 4, or more, adjacent kanji that are not listed as 熟語。An example ...
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Ellipsis of の particle

I would like to know if I'm not mistaken: When having a series of の-adjectives, it is ok to perform an ellipsis of the の particles and create a long kanji compound. For example: 日本語基本文法辞典, or a sign ...
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Why is there only one の in 牧師から信徒への手紙?

牧師から信徒への手紙 "a letter from a pastor to the congregation" - weblio example shouldn't it be 牧師からの信徒への手紙 ? It seems to me that 牧師から and 信徒へ are modifying 手紙 independently. Is this some kind ...
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Dealing with の ambiguities

A simple example: 日本語の勉強の時間 In theory, there could be several interpretations possible: [日本語の勉強の] 時間 日本語の [勉強の時間] [日本語の] [勉強の] [時間] Are there any general rules on how to deal with this kind of ...
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What are the grammatical roles of the two のs in the following sentence?

What are the roles of the two の particles in the following sentence? 彼はこういうのがうまいのです。
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Usage of 色の in the following sentence

I was reading 雪女 Can anyone please explain me the difference between 白い女 and 色の白い女. Especially the usage of 色の and why, 色の precedes 白い. Also, shouldn't be more like 白い coming before 色, as in 白い色の女 (...
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Verb nominalization with plain form vs の

I was wondering if there is any clear rule as when to use plain form vs の eg. その食べっている人。 ラメンをたべるのが好き。
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What is the meaning of ~んです/~のだ/etc?

This sentence ending has started to creep up more and more in my current Japanese classes, and I'm still a bit unsure what all it can mean, how to use it, or even when I should think to use it. My ...
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日本のは? Reason for の in this sentence

I came across this sentence in the Japanese Try! book and I could not make out of it why の was used, what was the purpose. I understand の can act as a modifier but 日本ん on it's own is already a noun. ...
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Does the order matter when applying multiple modifiers to one noun with the の particle?

My example:「現在の私の日本語」 vs 「私の現在の日本語」? Since both 「現在」 and 「私」 are intended as modifiers of 「日本語」, at least by the rules I am aware of, either order would be fine. Though I could see the latter being ...
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Does particle も eat particle の?

Reading this answer I noticed an embarrassing hole in my basic knowledge. From the answer: 今日は私も誕生日です。 Today is (your birthday, and) also my birthday. Without the 'also' part we would have ...
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Meaning of 奴のが?

This is from Death Note-One Shot Especial, Ryuk says this sentence そういうのが得意って奴のが向いてるかも。 what is the function of the の in 奴のが?
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What's the function of て and の in this sentence “ これって英語でなんて言うの”

Is the second て here used for the meaning of 'via'? I searched 'なんて', found it is usually to express emotional feelings and may not fits this sentence. But for 'via', shouldn't it be 'で'? Like "...
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When can adjectives be used with the particle “no”?

Some adjectives are used like this: [次]{つぎ}の[世界]{せかい} "tsugi no sekai" (next world) [黄色]{きいろ}の[車]{くるま} "kiiro no kuruma" (yellow car) and others are used liked this: かわいい[車]{くるま} ...
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Difference between using Noun + Particle + の and Similar Construction

I was going through the usage of Noun Modifiers with Particle の, and I came across a Comment in Maggie Sensei's blog stating for the difference between the following constructions: Noun + Particle + ...
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Positioning of Particle の in the Noun Phrase

Hi I was revisiting Noun Phrase, and I wanted to cover up several aspects of の using a single noun phrase, but I was getting a bit confused with that regard. So, following is my sentence: (Please note ...
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Function of が instead of な here

あなたのへんがお写真を、シアトル市におくります。 What is the function of が here?   why not あなたのへんなお写真?
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Difference between 在留資格のある外国人 and 在留資格がある外国人 [duplicate]

In this NHK news, the title is written as 在留資格のある外国人 But in the article, the last paragraph is written as 在留資格がある外国人 From my understanding of grammar, the first one 在留資格のある外国人 is 「NのN」 and then a sub-...
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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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please help me break down this confusing sentence involving the usage of は and の particle and also ことにする

実のある話はしないことにしています。 I'm not going to tell you anything substantive. I found this in a bio of an author. after finding the meaning with the help of an auto-translator I had a several questions, I ...
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Is ending question sentences with の really feminine?

In What differences should I look out for between male vs female speech?, a lot of answers explicitly mention that ending question sentences with の is feminine. However, this makes very little sense ...
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When and how to use “の” correctly?

I just started learning Japanese and I came across the particle "の", I understand that it is used between two nouns but I didn't really understand if you can use it only once in a phrase or ...
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仕事をする上で大切なのは、周りと**の**コミュニケーションです。What's the function of の here? [duplicate]

I have no clue what の has to do in the sentence. Isn't 周りとコミュニケーションです。enough?
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I ask for an explanation about the なの in [祖母は耳が遠い、つまり、耳が少し不自由**なの**だ。] [duplicate]

Is なの considered as a whole (grammatical expression)? Or is it な ,to make 不自由 an adj, and の seperately? If 2) is the case, what does の mean here?
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Why can some particles not precede the の particle?

I encountered this line in the article on the の particle on imabi.net: の can also follow other case particles--never が nor に. It can also be after some adverbs. When this happens, it is best to treat ...
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What is the use of the first の in this sentence?

"色の薄いものと濃いものを両方使うときれいに見えます。" I thought this was the case where の substitutes が but this is not a relative clause. I'd just like to know about this particular use of の.
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Lack of の in 最強のポケモン誕生

I was wondering why the sentence 最強のポケモン誕生 doesn't have a の between ポケモン and 誕生. Is there any reason to drop it? Sentences with 誕生日 normally include の (like 私の誕生日は。。。).
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Shouldn't this の particle be a に particle?

I understand the gist of what the final sentence is, but I don't understand why の was used instead of に. Is it because the 間 represents a sense of "when" (just as 'いつ' in いつ行きますか does), ...
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Correct way to say “I am a beginner in Japanese”

What is the correct way to say: "I am a beginner in Japanese". Google Translate shows the translation is: 私は日本語で初心者です However, Google search shows: 私は日本語の初心者です has a lot more hits. Which one ...
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How does state-of-being + んだ differ from んだ + state-of-being

I was reading up on noun-related particles and came across 「の」 as an explanatory particle. From my understanding, firstly we need to add 「な」 to differentiate it from relationship 「の」 particle (「ジムなのだ」...
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が in ゆえに or んがため; が > の shift? [duplicate]

I am well aware that が and の are interchangeable in cases like this where there is a "subordinate clause" (forgive my imprecise language). However, as I was working through my N1 grammar reviews, I ...
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use of の in this sentence

I still have some trouble with the の particle sometimes. I'm doing my Bunpro reviews rn and he translation gives me sth like "the one that..." I didn't quite understand the exact concept behind this ...
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Can one noun be modified by both a clause and a の marked noun?

I have tried to create a sentence wherein a noun is modified by both a clause and の marked noun, but found it to be difficult with my current understanding: Intended sentence: I stole the king’s ...
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私と同じ or 私のと同じ when comparing possession

This question made me think. 彼の車は私と同じです。 His car is the same as mine. Except that isn't a literal translation. A literal translation would be "His car is the same as me". But I am not a car. ...

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