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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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 ...
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When can “AのB” be digested down to “AB”? [duplicate]

I sometimes see things like "野の風" be digested down into "野風" or "空の色" into "空色" both while retaining their meanings. When is this allowed to happen? What registers of speech? What sorta relationships? ...
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is there any reason why “waratteru ka naiteru noka” uses first the ka particle for the first part and no ka for the second?

Dragon Ball Super ending 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lRjWkjHKDg in a part of the song says "waratteru ka naiteru noka" which is translated as were you laughing or were you crying? Is ...
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The use of particle の in positive and negative comparisons

Colour me a little confused. 1) Say I'm comparing two objects: Q: テレビと本と、どちらが好きですか? A: テレビより、本のほうが好きです。 2) Then say I'm comparing two actions: Q: テレビを見るのと、本を読むのと、どちらが好きですか? A: ...
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Use of の in のために?

Looking at the examples on WWWJDIC for using ために in sentences, I've noticed that whenever ために can follow a verb without the の particle, while の must be placed between ために and a preceding noun. For ...
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When do you use の to join nouns and colours/adjectives?

When do you use の to join nouns and colours? I know that green pencil is 緑{みどり}の鉛筆 【えんぴつ】but I'm not sure if it's the same for other colours or adjectives.
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Grammar question about [sentence]のに

I was asked by my teacher to read a kid friendly manga, something easy to start with. I am not having issue with the vocabulary and I understand the general gist of a sentence but I am having issue ...
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Are のだぞ、のさ、のだ grammatically wrong?

I've been told の is formal, thus のです is grammatically right. Yet, のだ is not. Only んだ would be correct. Therefore, 「んだぜ、んさ、んだぞ、んぜ、んぞ」 are correct and 「のだぜ、のだぞ、のさ、のぜ、のぞ」 are not. Do you agree? Why or ...
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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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On the use of ゆえ - Difference between ゆえに and ゆえの

I'm confused about the use of ゆえ in case it is followed by の instead of に. In the second case I know that ゆえ indicates a consequence, a sort of "Some state/condition ゆえに some consequence". However, ...
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さんかいの工スカレ一タ一でおります

Is it natural to say “さんかいの工スカレ一タ一でおります”?? My concept is there is individual escalator for every floor. Now I am on 3rd floor and take it down to any lower floor I want. So, I use の to indicate I am ...
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When の follows particles

What is the significance of the usage of の in these nominals? 東京からの手紙 東京から手紙 The latter is how I was taught to formulate this nominal form, but I came across a source that uses the first form. I'm ...
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What does the conjugations of んだ do?

I have recently reached the の particle in my grammar book and it really confused me. Question #1: When we attach の to a verb clause like this, 毎日勉強するの大変 does it mean I'm talking about the act of ...
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What does そうするの mean here?

I came across this phrase in Yotsubato! manga. (ch.82, pg.35) Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/35 What does そうするの mean here (middle panel)? As far as I can tell, it の is most probably ...
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Use of Adjective + のも

さらに冬になれば雪が積もって交通の便が悪いし、暮らすにはいささか苦労が多いのも難点だ I'm familiar with Vのは → Vのも for multiple nominalized items, but this use of it has me stumped. "Because of the transportation issues after the snow piles ...
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How should I translate the sentence 僕がかわりに殴ってやろう

I'm hoping you can help out with this sentence 僕がかわりに殴ってやろう, which I am not sure if I translate properly because of the が particle and also the imperative (is that right?) of the verb やる. If the ...
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「ので」のように、「のに」も略せますか?

「ので」が略せるように、接続助詞の「のに」も略せますか? 「ので」が「んで」か、「なんで」か、「なので」になれるなら、 「のに」も「んに」とか、「なんに」とか、「なのに」になれますか? これを思えば、そうですか? また、私の日本語がよくなかったら、すみません!
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Where does the 'no' come from in tsukuru(no)? Is it a particle or part to tsukuru [duplicate]

So i'm trying to figure this out why you put a の with a 作る(to make)...i.e. mary さんはすしをつくるのがへだです...
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Usage of の and に in 弟のもっといいお手本になりなさい!

So, there's this sentence: 弟のもっといいお手本になりなさい! And the translation given is: Set a better example for your brother! But I simply cannot understand why it is composed like that. Specifically: ...
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Why is の used in this sentence?

I encountered the following sentence in a book. 私は彼に今晩来るのか聞いた。 Okay, I guess the meaning is easy enough: I asked him if he would come tonight. This の, however, was a slight surprise. Grammatically ...
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Use of の vs が in 見込みのある [duplicate]

This example is from page 51-146 of Lake and Ura's Learn to Read in Japanese. 見込みのある若い人を育てるのがベテラン社員の役割だ。 Google Translate gives Veteran employees are responsible for raising prospective young ...
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When can adjectives be used with the particle “no”?

Some adjectives are used like this: "tsugi no sekai" (next world) "kiiro no kuruma" (yellow car) and others are used liked this: "Kawaī kuruma". Though kiiro can also be used thus: "kiiroi kuruma"....
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Why in “Fukkatsu no F” the words order are inverted? [duplicate]

Phrases like "ore no shugyō", "my training" (training of me) , the person comes first and the noun second, but in phrases like "Fukkatsu no F" or "Fukushū no Gōruden Furīza" the order is inverted.
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Do possessive pronouns exist at all in Japanese or the only way to refer to possession is through the “no” particle?

In English or Spanish there are possessive pronouns like my, your, her, his, mi, tu, su, etc. that you can use to show possession. For example, my car. But in Japanese the only way I've seen (or that ...
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Translation question on part of a lullaby

I was looking for Mama's Lullaby on Youtube (Once there was a mama bear / sitting in her rocking chair etc.), and I bumped into this. After the astonishment that a video of an evidently Japanese song ...
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Can のreplace ですか when asking a question?

I recently encountered a situation when のwas used and want to know if either of the terms can be used interchangeably. Thank you.
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possessive の with a verb [duplicate]

I was having a discussion with someone over the sentence 私の作った絵を使った! (He) used the drawing I made I have never seen the possessive の being used as NOUN + の + VERB (only N+の+N) so I insisted the ...
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Use of question particles in plain speech

I'm becoming increasingly confused about the correct way to form questions in informal speech. I originally learned that I should replace か with の. Then I learned that that was a bit girly. Then I ...
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Writing a named building/place

Does one write: Smith toshokan or Toshokan no Smith Apologies for not using kana, the Windows' Japanese keyboard is taking forever to install.
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How do you use の as a de-facto が particle?

Apparently の can be used as a de-facto が particle. Now this sorta makes sense as in Japanese the line between something defining scope (A は/が B), and some defining association (A の B), is vary thin. ...
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Can adverbs be connected with noun by の particle?

oshirase 今日は日本の授業がありません 私の女の子が熱が痛いですから... 学生たちのほかに調べてくださいね...お願いします...明日宿題は学校の後でSMP Regularの事務所でMr.Jayに取ってください. 月曜日Mr.Jayに出してください. 後で and 他に are adverbs in my dictionary. My teacher sent ...
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Difference between 彼はかなり英語が上手です and 彼の英語はかなり上手です

Now I have been self studying Japanese for 1 and a half year now. Today I came across this sentence: 彼はかなり英語が上手です。 He is pretty good at English. I have always been taught that I should construct ...
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「このXのY」– What does この refer to?

I was reading about the upcoming movie この[世界]{せかい}の[片隅]{かたすみ}に - and I thought about what the title might mean. I quickly arrived at "In a corner of this world" (which some sources also seem to list ...
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の+じゃなかった? Vs の+ じゃない? Tenses used

For example: 授業があるんじゃなかったの? 授業があったんじゃなかったの? 授業があるんじゃない? 授業があったんじゃない(の)? Are they the same? If yes, which are more common? Basically what are the differences?
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Contraction of ~てるのか

伸ばしてんのか?髪。。。 I was under the impression that the て form followed by ん was a contraction of ~てるの. However, in this sentence we have a のか following it. The のか sounds like it's supposed to nominalize ...
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What's the word order of the nouns in this sentence?

I'm having trouble with the order of "途中の商店" in "ふと途中の商店街にあるパソコンスクールが目にとまりました". Shouldn't it be "商店の途中"? and that にある confuses me even more. How can I interpret this sentence? The entire sentence ...
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Difference between になる / である / の

アリバイがない限り、犯人 になる 可能性がある。 アリバイがない限り、犯人 である 可能性がある。 アリバイがない限り、犯人 の 可能性がある。 Which sentences are correct / awkward / wrong? Why is there a difference, if any?
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Confused on why 日の出 and 日の入り mean what they do

So, it is my understanding that 日の出 means sunrise and 日の入り means sunset. However I'm having difficulty understanding why. 日の出 to me would mean, "The sun's exit", and 日の入り to me would mean "The sun's ...
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What's the topic of 「彼の本は赤いです。」?

彼の本は赤いです。 His book is red. What is the topic? Is it him or the color red, since 赤い is after the は?
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What is the meaning of への?

What is the meaning of へ or への in this case: 中国では日本のアニメや漫画への人気が高いことに加え、「君の名は。」は、ネット上などで早くから話題を 集めていて、映画館によっては、予約販売ですでにほとんどの席が埋まるところも出ています。
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How is v-ta no used?

Could someone explain the construction v-ta no? I saw it in the article title 東京などで雪 11月に降ったのは54年前
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How does “xxxのオニ” equate to “xxx is bullying/picking on me”?

I was watching a cartoon that said something like: にいにいのオニ Chinese subtitles said 妮妮欺负我 I can only guess that オニ is the same as おに or 鬼 to which jedict says: noun ogre, demon ...
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Difference between とかの + noun and とか + noun

I recently bumped into these two sentences サッカーとか野球とかスポーツをする 'テニスとかサッカーとかアメフトとかの球技が大好きだからね Which I noticed is that they are very similar and in the latter, after 「とか」we find the particle 「の」....
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Is へ really necessary in this phrase?

In a text related to norms and regulations I read this phrase: 材料メーカーにおける試験値のミルシートへの記載誤りであり、製造者の受け入れ検査不備による。 I don't understand this へ particle here. Is really necessary? I think it can be omitted,...
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Different meanings of の?

もう1つの大{おお}きな政党{せいとう}の共和党{きょうわとう}からはドナルド・トランプさんが出{で}ました This seems simple enough but I don't know how to properly translate. Literally: About from the Republican party of the large political party ...
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の function in 以上の

I found it in これ以上のおしゃべりは. My question is, why 以上の is translated as no more. It it because の have a specific function here? or it is just an expression. Thanks :-)
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When a word is both a な and の adjective?

I've recently encountered words like 「いろいろ」which apparently counts as both a な and a の adjective. Just curious if there's some difference in meaning when one is used instead of the other.
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Use of consecutive particle の

I want to say: The rules on throwing away rubbish/garbage I thought of three possibilities: 1) ごみを捨てることの規則 2) ごみを捨てるのの規則 3) ごみを捨てるの規則 I'm favouring option 1. I think option 3 is just ...
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いくつになったら in this sentence

いくつになったら買ってくれるの? I'm not sure of the grammar used in this sentence. いくつ-> Does this still refer to how many? になった->Is the なった here a conjugation of なる (To become)? Also is the の at the end of the ...
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「のは」 vs. 「には」 — as in 「嬉しいのは嬉しい」 「あるにはある」

Related: What is the meaning of 「読むには読んだ」? Related: には with plain form of verb dictionary.goo.ne.jp 「には」 3. (多く「…には…が」の形で、動詞や形容詞を繰り返して)一応その動作や状態は認めるが、それに関連して起こる動作や状態については関知したり容認したりしない意を表す。 「...