Questions tagged [particle-を]

助詞「を」. Case particle indicating the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.

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Is を being used at the end of the sentence to indicate emotion? 「あなた無しで生きてる私を」

verse もし今の私を見れたなら どう思うでしょう あなた無しで生きてる私を According to this post accepted answer, It's still the object marker. The sentence is just not finished and the verb is implied. However, I don't think this ...
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Is the をば particle combination an abbreviated version of XはXを? [duplicate]

As far as I know when the topic and the object are the same we drop the object from the sentence to avoid redundancy. For example the following sentence is not correct: ラーメン は もう ラーメン を 食べました。 ...
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What does Eren mean by 誰かを?

Watching the preview for the second part of the 4th Attack on Titan season, Eren can be heard saying: 待っていたんだろう,ずっと [I've been waiting it seems, throughout] 二千年前から [since 2,000 years ago] 誰かを [who's ...
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Can the indirect object + に be put after を? [duplicate]

Can the following sentence お客さんにサンプルを送っても良いですか。 be re-written as このサンプルをお客さんに送っても良いですか。 that is, putting the indirect object + に after を, so in the end you have <direct object> を <...
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Are で and に particles interchangeable when using them with 乗ります and 降ります verbs?

I'm reading a book that translates these two sentences as following: スミスさんは東京駅で電車に乗ります。-> Mr. Smith will get on the train at Tokyo Station. スミスさんは新宿駅で電車を降ります。-> Mr. Smith will get off the train ...
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Why is を used instead of が in the following sentence ending in 名詞+だ?

I came across this sentence in my textbook: 日本人はなぜ欧米人を野蛮人だと思ったのでしょうか。 I would expect が or perhaps a contrastive は instead of を, but I can't understand why を is used given that in the clause ...
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Difference between を and に for position (前を)?

~が前を歩いていました I read this answer but I feel like this case is different because 前 is not a place but a relative position. I'm used to seeing に used for position, for example when giving directions &...
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(そして彼女は窓際の壁を背に床に座り込む) - What does 壁を背に床に座り込む mean? [duplicate]

そして彼女は窓際の壁を背に床に座り込む。 - And then she sat against the wall to the side of the window. Judging the meaning, I think I managed to grasp what it means but I'm confused about how this sentence works. I ...
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How to use the verb "数える" properly?

While studying yesterday, I came across the following sentence: "バスの中で お客さんの数を 数えました" (the spaces are included in the exercise). The meaning is simple enough, but when I asked my teacher ...
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Why is the particle を instead of で used for the verb 歩き回る? [duplicate]

Why is the particle を used for the verb 歩き回る instead of で? Some examples from Tatoeba: 足に任せて町の中を歩き回った。 時間つぶしに、私達は公園を歩き回った。 Why does it not follow the [location で verb] pattern? I couldn't find an ...
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Having Trouble Breaking Down The Structure Of This Sentence

This is a sentence I've encountered in my studies: ウィーナーを生のまま食べました It means something like "The sausage remained raw and I ate it." However, I'm confused as to why it's structured like ...
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Change into intransitive form

How will the following sentence be written using intransitive verb. Will the verb 建てる use が or を うちの前に高いビルを建てました。 Will it be: うちの前に高いビルが建てられて日当たりが悪くなりました。 Or うちの前に高いビルを建てられて日当たりが悪くなりました。
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羽を咲いている and 羽が咲いている difference

I've been told 羽を咲いている is incorrect. Can someone explain why I can't use を here?
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Help with で and を in this scenario

I think im missing something in the genki books which i cant quite figure out, the exercise is to make suggestions using the cues. The cues include 'see a movie' 'play tennis' etc im stuck on 'study ...
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に versus を with 会いました verb

I casually used を in the sentence クマを会いました。I was corrected with クマに会いました。Checking references and sample sentences I found no を examples. I think there is something fundamental about を and に that I do ...
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で cannot be used here right?

The English sentence being "I brush my teeth, wash my face, and have breakfast every day." My translation was 私は毎日歯で磨いて顔で洗って朝ご飯を食べます. The given answer was 私は毎日歯を磨いて顔を洗って朝ご飯を食べます. Given the ...
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Can ぐらい/くらい be combined with particles?

Can you say ぐらいも? (the emphatic も) like 5200円くらいも払ったのに ~ Or even を? or is it omitted? 山の大きさぐらいを食べ過ぎておなかが痛い
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Is this を part of ところを? [duplicate]

彼女は自転車を盗んでいるところを捕まった。 She was caught about to steal a bike (given, and rather awkward, translation) I'm wondering how to parse this sentence. Is 自転車を盗んでいるところ really the object of 捕まった. I hope not ...
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Particle を with missing verb [duplicate]

次の作品を最後に筆を折るつもりです I plan to give up writing after my next piece I asked a similar question here, but I don't think the same explanation applies (I may be missing something). There is no verb to go ...
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Question on particles は and を

In a language exercise, I was supposed to write the following in Japanese: "Please close the window." Intuitively, I thought, since 窓 is the direct object of 閉めて, then probably 窓を閉めてください I ...
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How is the use of を broken down in this sentence? [duplicate]

I've been reading a Visual Novel, and I came across this sentence: リリーはくすくす笑い、ティースプーンを置くと、カップとソーサーを手にゆっくりテーブルに向かってくる。 What's throwing me off is the use of を right after 「カップとソーサー~」I put the sentence ...
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Why is が used instead of を in this sentence?

From Shin Kanzen Master JLPT N1 Grammar: あ、本が出しっぱなしだ。 I thought that 出す always follows を, i.e. you (subject) take out something (object). Is it because 本 is emphasized in this sentence, similar to how ...
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Direct object marked with a が? [duplicate]

I found the next sentence: 懐かしい。目を閉じれば、彼女との昔の事がまざまざと思い出せる It's marked with a が because of the adverb? Or is it something else?
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Can the particle を work as から in certain situations?

I found the next sentence: 村を飛び出した Because of 飛び出す being an intransitive verb, then that を is not working as a direct object marker, right? Then can を work as a "substitute" for から in this ...
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Is に acting like a を in this sentence?

私は、おまえに、殺されにきた I've seen this sentence for a while and the translation is something like "I'm going to kill you"(The context implies that too). But I don't understand why に (In bold) is ...
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What does particle を mid sentence without a verb mean?

I'm reading a magazine article and I've come across a sentence that I'm not too sure about. そんな濃密な5年間を、記事担当のコラムを交えつつ振り返る。 I think the sentence means something like "These rich 5 years will be ...
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Should I use the particle に for 学校_行きます?

学校_行きます。 がっこう_いきます。 I assume that it does, because で or を doesn't really makes sense. Since で indicates that I'm going in school, and 学校 isn't really a direct object. Or is it?
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How to parse 不快な音をたてないために、水の流れる音を出すもの?

I am having trouble with the following sentence from this article about toilets translated as "a thing that makes the sound of running water to avoid making an unpleasant noise" ...
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Any differences between ~に志願する and ~を志願する?

I thought に was the universal particle with 志願, but I have seen を used quite commonly too and I wonder if there are some nuances in meaning. 死刑を志願した男 大学に志願する 大学を志願する 大学に入学を志願する. 軍隊に志願する 兵役を志願する ...
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休む usage with を?

I'm a beginner to Japanese, and I just learned about transivity. I read that the verb 休む is intransitive, and it means "to take a break from." I also read that intransitive verbs cannot take ...
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Can の replace を?

Here is a sentence from my grammar exercise book. 手紙に彼の住所が書いてない。これでは返事の出しようがない。 I don’t understand the use of the particle の in bold font in the above sentence. (The grammar point is ようがない, not の, ...
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を particle detached from verb with comma

I have the following sentence from this article (at the very bottom): 政治{せいじ}に使{つか}うお金{かね}を、キャバクラで遊{あそ}ぶために使{つか}っていたこともわかりました。 This answer leads me to think that the verb is the one in the latter ...
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Difference between using は and を in 遊びでも手は抜かない

全員この場で野々村の宣戦布告を受け取る。 We all accept Nonomura's declaration of war. たとえ遊びでも手は抜かない。 Even if it's just for fun, we will go all out. How would these lines have read differently if it said たとえ遊びでも手を抜かない. ...
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What is the difference between Japanese は and を as a particle?

so for topic markers I usually use は but what about を? I assume its used for verbs? if its not then correct me.
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Please help me understand the tadoushi/jidoushi distinction

I’m trying to understand the tadoushi/jidoushi distinction. I read an article in wikionary.org Here which seemed to make sense. In particular it stated that the tadoushi/jidoushi distinction is a ...
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Wa and wo differences

Hi? What's the difference in terms of usage of wa and wo in some sentences like this one "are wo kudasai" and "are wa nandesuka?". But I'm sure it's not because of wether it is a ...
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Strange usage of を-Particle inside a 俳句 (haiku)

There is a company which sells tea in teabags that have a haiku printed on one of the sides (of the teabag). Recently I came upon the following haiku: 昼寝{ひるね}して 鳥獣{ちょうじゅう}戯画{ぎが}の 中{なか}にをり ...
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Strange sentence construction: を今

So, I'm back again with another translation help, from a line in the song "Yoake to Hotaru" 夏が来ないままの街を今 I've known, naturally as a basic, that を functions as an object marker for a verb. ...
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Confusion about まっとうに, 青春をする and the subject and object of this sentence

I'm re-reading a light novel and I don't think I'm going to figure this sentence out anytime soon... Quick context: one day a man meets a teenage girl, makes it clear that although he finds her cute, ...
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Another use of particle "wo"?

君の目が貫いた 僕の胸を真っ直ぐ This is one of the lines in a song I recently heard. I was confused why the particle "wo" is in between the direct object and an adverb that modifies the verb, 貫いた. Can ...
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てを form grammar [duplicate]

I encountered this sentence with を directly after て: バックヤードの小包も減っては増えてを繰り返していたが、今日あたりから減る一方になっていた。 Is this a proper usage of を? I normally see を after either a noun or の. Here's how I think what the ...
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Why を and not に in 今日は先輩に2回**を**注意されました。?

今日は先輩に2回を注意されました。 [today][by senpai][2 times were adviced/warned]??? does this make any sense? Shouldn't it be rather: 今日は先輩に2回に注意されました。 [today][by senpai][2 times (I/He/She..etc) were adviced/warned]?...
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Meaning of を in 博士たちは水際を歩いた。

By now, I know that motion verbs (行く, 来る, 歩く, 走る, etc...) can take the particle を to indicate something being traversed (going "through" something). There are already plenty of answers ...
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Is it possible to use を with any intransitive motion verb like 戻る in the same fashion as「駅を出る」?

Is it possible to use を with any intransitive motion verb like 戻る in the same fashion as「駅を出る」?
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Usage of の vs を for the direction of a place

I learnt that in Japanese, the の preposition is used to describe the direction of a place (up, down, right, left, next to, etc. For example: 部屋の中 (heya no naka): Inside the room. テーブルの上 (te-buru no ...
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What is the difference between 写真を撮る and 写真に撮る?

As I understood so far, 撮る is a transitive verb, so "to take a photograph" is 写真を撮る in Japanese. However, I've just come across a sentence in my textbook that uses the expression 写真に撮る, and I'm not ...
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ここを行かれる meaning [duplicate]

I found the sentence in my textbook. ここをまっすぐ行かれますと、右手に受付がございます。 Why を is used with 行かれる (行く) here ? I think it should be に/へ. If possible, I'd like a translation. Thank you very much !
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can を comes at the end of a sentence?

so the sentence is this : せっしゃは…!!ひっく いつかこの国を!! Why there is a を there!? Is it a word or does it have a specific structure!? I would appreciate your help ♥♥♥
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Correct way to append a noun to a action

What is the correct way to append a noun to a action. For example 書きで頑張ります 書きを頑張ります I think both the above means "I will do my best at writing". In the example above, the stem of a verb is a ...
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を-, と- and に-particle usage with 合わせる

Recently, I found out that 合わせる can go with many particles. Jisho gives here (https://jisho.org/search/%E5%90%88%E3%82%8F%E3%81%9B%E3%82%8B) some examples on this: あなたの計画{けいかく} を 私{わたし} に 合わせなさい。...

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