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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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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Identifying relative clauses: Is this の replaceable with が?

I was browsing through the Japanese Dictionary for the definition of "歯医者” One of the definition is as follow "歯の治療をする医者". I believe that the の here is replaceable with が here. But I am not sure how ...
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私のうち Usage & Meaning

Here is a quote taken from the Genki 1 textbook, it is one of the expression notes (page 141): 遊ぶ means "to play," "to spend time pleasantly" or "to pay a social call." 私のうちに遊びに来てください。 Please ...
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Reading comprehension questions: の + verb construction; clipped sentences; and 言葉のあや

Today I read this article: 吉村知事が西村氏とのバトル終戦宣言、絆深まった While I'm happy that the governor and minister have patched up their misunderstanding, there were some things that I did not understand: の + verb ...
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Scope of の in a sentence with two of them

Sentences with more than one の always cause me some difficulty. For instance, 盾の勇者の成り上がり has two の particles. If I analyse it from an English perspective, I'd respect the order, and so the first の ...
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Purpose of の before でしょうか [duplicate]

Can somebody explain the purpose of の in this sentence? I suspect it has something to do with nominalising the preceding clause, but if that's the case then I don't understand why that's necessary? ...
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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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Grammar behind 山の多い [duplicate]

Examples: 日本は山の多い国です。("Japan is a very mountainous country") 人口の多い国 ("The most populated countries") 今年は変化の多い年でした ("This year was a year of many changes") I am confused. 多い is adjective, so why is ...
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Is の omitted in these cases? [duplicate]

I recently watched a film called パパはわるものチャンピオン and wondered whether the particle 'の' had been omitted between 'わるもの' and 'チャンピオン' in the film's title. Similarly, my mind turned to phrases like ...
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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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の and に difference in position maker

We all know that に indicates the position of the object (i.e. where it is). I just came across a sentence where の was used to indicate position with respect to objects. ねこはテーブルの上。In here the cat is ...
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Is の needed when describing genre?

Simple question really, is の needed when describing genre? For example: ホラー本が好きです or ホラーの本が好きです. SF本が嫌いです or SFの本が嫌いです. The same for music etc. Thank you!
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Can の be used to link nouns to verbs?

So I read that の can be used like an 's in English to show possession of something belonging to someone. But I am confused. Is it grammatically correct to use の as in: 部屋の掃除を手伝う to mean "help with ...
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Why isn't 日本料理 written as 日本の料理?

Both 日本 and 料理{りょうり} 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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When to leave out の? [duplicate]

マスク大手 24時間態勢で増産 新型ウイルス肺炎感染拡大で from here In this sentence the words 新型 and ウイルス form the meaning "a new type of virus". But shouldn't 新型 be connected using の? I have seen this pattern a lot of times,...
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Is the の[か] in my sentence a 準体言助詞 の[か]?

こんな訓練が何の役に立つのか不思議だったが、アインが言うにはバランス感覚は射撃の要になるらしい。 I hypothesize that the のか in question is a nominalizing の followed by a questioning か, as its preceded by the verb/expression 役に立つ. This verb-...
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の replacing が in subordinate clauses

I've read in this article that の can replace が when used in a subordinate clause. For example, 耳が長いエルフ is the same as 耳の長いエルフ, evidently. However, this article doesn't describe any difference in ...
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What is the role of の in 「怒りのキーブレード」?Why is it translated as “the keyblade's rage” and not “the keyblade of rage”?

This is in the context of a videogame. The complete quote is 「怒りのキーブレードは心を解き放つ」, which was translated into "The keyblade's rage releases those hearts". Why isn't it "The keyblade of rage releases ...
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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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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 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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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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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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