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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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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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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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can の as “'s” be used with verbs?

This is actually more than one question but they are connected, I dont know how to post them separated and make sense. I was reading a translation of ゆめの続きはどこだ!? as "Where Does the Dream Continue?! ...
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Meaning of triple particle (?) のはな

Take a sentence like: そういうのはな(noun)だったらこう。。。 I'm not sure what to make of the のはな part. I'm not even sure they're all particles. I suspect the な might be a negative. I'm guessing the の turns the ...
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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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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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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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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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Role of の in this sentence

「カッコイイのやってみたいと思ってます」 What's meaning of の here? How I understand: (I think) I wanna try to do something cool? (I'm not sure about カッコイイの) Thanks for your answer
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Requirement of の in this sentence? [duplicate]

I have come across this sentence: 毎日同じ物を食べるのは、面白くない And I'm unclear as to why the の particle is required here since the noun has been established using 物; is it okay to omit the の in this case or ...
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Does the particle 'の' change the meaning of this phrase?

To say "Japanese language school" in Japanese, sentences 1 and 2 can be used? or they have different meanings because of the use of particle 'の' (sentence 2)? [日本語]{にほんご}[学校]{がっこう} (nihongo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does the の do in 向かっているのは特別棟?

Two characters are walking a corridor in a school, and the following appears in two thought bubbles around one of them. 渡り廊下を越えるって事は 向かっているのは特別棟か How can 特別棟 be a statement about 向かっているの? As far as ...
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Verb in dictionary form followed by のと

お母さんが頭を下げて試供品を受け取るのと、まる子がぴたりとさわぐのをやめるのは同時だった。 Mother bowed, and when she took the free sample, at the same time Maruko suddenly stopped making a racket. What is the purpose of the の in bold in this ...
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に or の in this sentence, also any recomendations on where to post practice sentences?

I am trying to say, I always forget to turn on the lights this is what I have translated でんきを点けるのいつも忘れた。 I used の because what I learned is that a verb needs to be with の to add to an ...
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Changing が to の outside of relative clauses

A girl asks her mother why she can't keep a catalogue and is told: 「明日の午後に私もお歳暮を買いに行くから、それの参考にするのっ。」 I'm going to buy the year end presents tomorrow afternoon, so I'll use that (catalogue) as a ...
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ーているの construction and use of もの

Take the following sentences. The context is, one girl talks to another after having been caught examining someone's collection of stuffed animals. (Very out of character for the second girl.) The ...
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Particle の following topic marker?

大切にされるタイプってのもあるんだね。 Type who is prized ????? I can't figure out what the particle soup after タイプ means. I'm assuming that って is the colloquial topic marker. If so, then I'm really confused about ...
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Usage of の before です

For example この中でどれが一番難しいのですか。 数学が一番難しいのです Is the の here used as nominalizer meaning "one" or is it used as explanatory/emphasizing のです? I assume the sentences translate to "Amongst these (...
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“どうしようもない” or “どうしよう__の__もない”, or neither?

This is my understanding: "どうしようもない" is a complete sentence. (There is nothing that can be done.) "noun + もない" is the sentence structure. therefore: "どうしよう" = "noun" "どうする" is a sentence ending ...
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Use of は in place of の

My question is about this sentence: 我が社の商品は値段を上げません。 (wagasha no shouhin wa nedan wo agemasen) At first I thought there was a typo ("wagasha wa shouhin no nedan wo agemasen" or something like "...
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Alternate の particle usage

I've come across two similar examples of a usage of の I am not familiar with. 彼は運のいい男だ 意志の強い人だ I kinda understand how it is supposed to work but feel like I could parse it better if I were to hear ...
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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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Meaning of noun + のくらい in this sentence

教室はたった一つでしたが生徒は三年生がないだけで、あとは一年から六年までみんなありました。 It was a single classroom but, with the exception of third year students, it had everyone from year one to year six. 運動場もテニスコートのくらいでしたが、...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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purpose of の in 人の嫌がることをするな [duplicate]

In this phrase 人の嫌がることをするな why is の used? Is it acting as a noun modifier? 嫌がる is the garu form of iya as far as I understand, so it would be a verb right? can a verb be treated as a noun?
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Trying to understand the use of が as の

Many times I come across sentences that uses が instead of の to indicate possessiveness. Example: 彼が車 instead of 彼の車. The dictionary says that が can also "indicate possessive (esp. in literary ...
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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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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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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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Confused about this usage of の [duplicate]

日本での生活は楽しいです。 I'm not sure about the usage of の here. Is 日本で生活は楽しいです。correct?
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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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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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What does this phrase mean?(not asking for translation) [duplicate]

先生の事好きですか here means "do (you all) like (your/the) teacher?" 先生 means teacher and 事 means event. So does 先生の事 means "event of teacher"? Or precisely "the teaching of the teacher"? Then it would mean ...
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What is the meaning of 「気のすまぬ」? [duplicate]

Here is the context including the word. なにが なんでも たたきのめさにゃ 気のすまぬ 男が俺の眼のまえに立ちはだかったんだ。 I found a word 「気がすまない」 in an online dictionary which gives the meaning of it as 'not to be able to settle down (...
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Why in this sentence is 「の」used in this fashion? [duplicate]

「今日は何するの?」 I found this sentence by a Japanese person on a Japanese speaking website. I am aware that の is the possessive particle in Japanese, and allows for sentences such as 「僕の娘は店に行って靴を買います。」 ...
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「輪郭の柔らかな瓜実顔」Why is it 「の」instead 「が」? [duplicate]

Is this an idiomatic thing? Or an exception? Maybe both are possible?