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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Explanatory particle「の」 comes from 「ので」?

I just saw on Imabi.net : http://www.imabi.net/karanodenoda.htm That 「ので」 is actually the て form of the explanatory particle の with だ... It actually makes a lot of sense if it is true. I`ve always ...
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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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This instance of のに is opposite from my expectations

I have this sentence in one of my JLPT practise books: 電子{でんし}レンジは冷{さ}めた料理{りょうり}を温{あたた}めるのに重宝{ちょうほう}だ。 I thought のに meant something like "in spite of". So, to me, this sentence seems to be saying ...
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Help with のに construction in a sentence

The sentence is 現代ほど自分の主体性、価値観を築き上げるのに難しい時代はないのである。 If I understand correctly, the sentence can be simplified to 現代ほど難しい時代はない (There is no time period as difficult as now) The entire sentence ...
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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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Usage of の following て-form in お申し込みにあたってのご注意

I read the answer to this question Grammatical Pattern : VerbてのNoun but I do not see how it applies to the following sentence お申し込みにあたってのご注意 It cannot be "you must apply to be careful".
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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The meaning of の in this sentence: 私の方こそ聞きたいですね

私の means my? So why does it appear in this sentence? 私の方こそ聞きたいですね  Which translates to 'How? That's what I'd like to know.' Can Someone please give me a break down of this sentence? Thank you :)
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So-called の-adjectives - how does の *really* work?

Ok, so there seems to be some controversy over whether we can really say that there are 'の-adjectives', or whether we simply use a noun in an "attributive" way (a term which I don't actually really ...
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Compound words and の-particle

I'm not really a smart fellow so, please, be gentle. I have a slight unclearness in the difference between noun+の+noun construction and compound words. Could you help me to understand which of those ...
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其れは… and 其の… Trying to restructure sentences using both words

So I have this sentence: 其れはスーサンの鞄です Can I restructure this sentence into: 其の鞄はスーサンのです ?
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Using な and の interchangeably?

Using them as descriptors, can they be interchanged? E.g. 親切な人 vs 親切の人 Is の only acceptable if referring to a specific new person from a certain place that has been established earlier in the ...
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using の after について・に対して

Recently I've made two similar mistakes. 1 and 2 show my original sentences while 3 and 4 are the sentences with my 先生's revisions added. I don't really understand why the の needs to be added after a ...
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オタクの僕の弟 - Does the “otaku” refer to me or my brother?

In the sentence オタクの俺の弟がこんなに友達が少ない訳が(ry (which is the name of the third episode of 旦那が何を言っているかわからない件), does the "otaku" refer to boku or otouto? In general is AのBのC、always interpretable as (AのB)のC as ...
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What is pimsleur saying (shtain desnoga)?

Listening to the first Pimsleur Japanese audiobook and I'm having a hard time recognizing the words its saying. It says to say "I want to go shopping" and then in Japanese says something that sounds ...
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Question about するの

I translaed the first line of しろくまカフェ to: 笹{ささ}を 食{た}べながらのんびりするのは 最高{さいこう}だなあ Eating bamboo while relaxing is the best But there are a couple of particles that I wasn't quite sure of. Any ...
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Missing Watashi from Textbook Translation

I'm using Japanese From Zero 1, though I've already memorized both symbol libraries and a hand full of Kanji. I'm at section 3, Q & A E -> J, Group 4. My issue is that I'm still a beginner and I ...
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こういうの in the midddle of a sentence

First of all I am going to explain the context : Someone has opened a letter and ask someone in an other room to come here. The other person asks what is happening. And this is the answer : ...
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「〜に関するN」vs 「〜に関してのN」

In Japanese class, we just learned the grammatical form 「〜に関する」and its various usages. The conjugation 「〜に関しての」was also brought up, and our teacher said that there was virtually no difference between ...
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[Noun 1]は[Noun 2]が[Adjective] or [Noun 1]の[Noun 2]は[Adjective]

Consider the phrase: The Winters of Quebec are cold. I understand that the correct form is ケベックは冬が寒いです。 Since a possessive form is involved here (the Winters of Quebec), why is ケベックの冬は寒いです。 not ...
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why は and not の?

in the following sentence why は particle is used? Could I also use の in this sentence? Thanks. 彼は歯が白い.
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Why can't I shorten 僕の好きな本は to 僕のは?

好きな本を教えてください。僕のは春の雪です。 got corrected to 好きな本を教えてください。僕の好きなのは春の雪です。 Why is it not possible to replace all of 好きな本 by の、given that the context makes the intended meaning obvious?
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Questions about 話 and <副動詞>の

The following exchange occurs in Volume 3, Chapter 51 of the manga ReLife. The sequence of events is: A girl told a guy that she saw him a year or two ago and it was love at first sight. She ...
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When can an adverb use の to modify a noun

In this sentence 僕はまったくのひとりぼっちで、まわりには誰もいない。 the adverb まったく uses の to modify ひとりぼっち (which I'm assuming is a noun in this context. I'll come back to that.) How do you know when an adverb can be ...
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What about this ので

For full context, see here. The sentence in question from line 22: そうですか。そのトップ社ので、ほかの色はありませんか。 ので in sense of "because" wouldn't work here I think. Instead, I think it is the particle の + (の中)で. ...
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What does this expression mean in this context?

For full context, see here: https://www.docdroid.net/dEbqqGI/img-20170816-0001-new.pdf The sentence in question is from line 13-14: ほかにいいの、ありませんか。 In context of this dialogue, there's a high ...