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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Syntax of 私たちのこれが〜

In one song (lyrics link) the line "Watashitachi no kore ga precious heartbeat" ("It's our precious heartbeat") appears, and I'm not sure how best to analyze it due to one particular grammatical ...
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過去形+のだ versus 現在形+のだった

I'm puzzled by the bold part of the following paragraph which occurs in my Japanese learner's version of 雪女: 二人は毎日、川まで来ると、渡し守に船で川の向こう側へ運んでもらった。 山から帰るときは、また、渡し守に船で川のこちら側まで運んでもらうのだった。 My current ...
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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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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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How do I say “I am the best” ? の,は or が and 私 or 俺?

I'm making a shirt for a (rather egotistical) friend of mine and so am trying to do something with the slogan "I am the best" for fun. I need something with four characters only, and would like to ask ...
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「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」

A line (highlighted) from an anime named 「あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。」: めんま「めんまもじんたん好きー」 じんたん「好きだって、友だちの好きとか、それだけじゃねえからな」 めんま「わかってるよ、お嫁さんにしたいの好きでしょ?」 I guess「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」is said to contrast with「友だちの好き」...
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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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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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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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Can someone explain the difference between の as a pronoun vs. の as a particle?

I'm guessing this is a pretty straightforward question. Examples would be helpful too, thank you!
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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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Is it a right interpretation of the line of this Japanese song?

First of all, sorry if something about my English grammar is wrong. English is not my native language and, even if I can understand it very well, writing and expressing myself is something I still ...
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Why do people say 小学校の時 or 中学校の時?

When reffering to the school days, people often say 小学校の時, 中学校の時. Even though this may not be wrong, they are shortened forms of relatively complex (redundant) structures. Thus, they are close to the ...
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How to say “X movies” that are movies about X

How do I say 'X movies' in Japanese? By this I mean a movie about X, not X made that movie. An example to illustrate what I mean is: There are a lot of Steve Jobs movies It is clear that Steve ...
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Can the possessive の particle be used like this? あの かさ は だれ の ですか

I was reading about possession on the particle の and it stated one of the ways you can show possession was これ は だれ の かんばん ですか and I was just wondering if this would also work あの かさ は だれ の ですか ...
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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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What does の in 朝の台所 mean?

In 'All About Particles', I have come across the sentence 朝の台所は、コーヒーの香りがします。 which translates as The kitchen smells of coffee in the morning. How do I interpret the phrase 朝の台所? I would ...
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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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「私の緊張のあまり」 vs.「私は緊張のあまり」in this sentence?

sentence #1: 自分{じぶん}の番{ばん}が近{ちか}づいてきたとき、私{わたし}は緊張{きんちょう}のあまり頭{あたま}の中{なか}が真{ま}っ白{しろ}になってしまった。 sentence #2: 自分の番が近づいてきたとき、緊張のあまり、私は頭の中が真っ白になってしまった。 sentence #3: 自分の番が近づいてきたとき、...
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「一週間後に解約する」 but 「一週間後での解約」, why not the same particle?

Some rough Google search shows: 一週間後に解約する (✓) 一週間後で解約する (☓) but: 一週間後にの解約 (☓) 一週間後での解約 (✓) If that's right, why is that discrepancy? Questions below seem related: What's the ...
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Questions with 辞書形 and raising tone and 辞書形+の?

I was tonight with japanese friends and I noticed they rather used a simple 辞書形 form along with a raising tone to ask a question, although we learned in class that "non-polite" questions were formed ...
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Does ところ mean the exact same thing as こと in this sentence?

Consider the following sentence: お金じゃないところが好きだから一緒にいるの 【おかね じゃない ところが すき だから いっしょに いるの】 I think it means "I'm with you because of the parts of you that don't have to do with money". I'm ...
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Meaning of sentences ending in の

How does putting a の at the end of a sentence change the meaning? For example, here are some sentences: 明日何時に来るの What time will you come tomorrow 昨日何を食べたの What did you eat yesterday
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の versus が used to mark the subject of an appositive clause?

A friend of mine wrote this sentence in Japanese: 彼女のどんな困難からも逃げない態度を尊敬しています。 'Her attitude of not running away from any hardships is something I respect.' 'I respect that she has this attitude ...
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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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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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when no ka question mark is used instead of ka?

when should I use ka as question marker and when should I use no ka?
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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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Why is the particle の used instead of が in these phrases? [duplicate]

Why is the particle の used instead of が in phrases like 身寄りのない人 or the sentence 琵琶湖の向こう岸に虹の立つのを、麻子は見た。? While I understand the meanings of these examples, I would have expected to find the nominative ...
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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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Meaning of trailing の in a question

I've been running into this trailing の particle quite often and can't seem to understand what exactly it means. Is it replacing か, or does it mean something else? For example: まだ生{い}きているの?
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What does ビクビクのヌルヌルで mean?

What does ビクビクのヌルヌルで mean? As for context, she was trying to remove the fish she had just caught from her fishing rod. It's clear that shes referring to the fish, but the の between ビクビク and ヌルヌル is ...
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About the second の in 不思議の国のアリス

So "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is known as "不思議の国のアリス" in Japan. What does the second の do here? I don't think it means that アリス belongs to the 不思議の国, and 不思議の国 doesn't seem to be a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Particle の in this sentence

Here is the sentence from ドラゴンボール, : 全世界注目の地球の運命を賭けたセルゲームが始まろうとしています。 (the Cell Game is a martials arts tournament for those who don't know the manga) I'm not sure of what the first の means ...
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What is the use of the particle “の” and “ある方”?

I am a bit confused about this sentence I came across while studying: 質問のある方はどうぞ。 "Please feel free to ask any questions." I'm not sure about the "のある方" part of the sentence. My guess is that it ...
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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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Can the particle “no” sometimes be omitted?

It seems to me that sometimes the "no" that should be between two nouns is omitted. if so, can this be done in any case or are there special cases? For example, a case where I think there should be a ...
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Why is it 悪魔 and not 悪の魔?

Shouldn't there be の to signify that 悪 modifies 魔? It seems to be a one word and not a phrase, how do we know if a double kanji is such a single word and not two separate ones when reading a text?
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Particle は VS の when identifying ownership with the verb ある

Quick basic grammar question. With respect to expressing ownership of an item using ある. Am I correctly understanding the general meaning and particle use in the following sentences? 私の辞書がありません → I ...
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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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Usage of の as nominalizer

Cheers. Some days ago I've been trying to get used in how to use の as nominalizer, but I cant get it even yet. I cant get the part where の changes the sentence into a noun. e.g ブログを読むのが好きです My ...
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Question about の

I am having an hard time understanding the difference between のですね and ですね and the difference between のですよね and ですよね. For example, what is the difference between 簡単ですね and 簡単なのですね? Or the difference ...
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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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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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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.