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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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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The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb

When using the potential form of a verb, I was taught that the particle を becomes が. However, in real life this seems to not always be the case. I've even heard Japanese people use を instead of が ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I say えいがにみました or えいがをみました ?

Do I say えいがにみました or えいがをみました?
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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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〜ほうを as in 準備のほうを

彩音{あやね} was doing something and 砂子{すなこ} reminded her that she should prepare herself for something else, saying: 彩音さん 準備のほうを She just answered は〜い But I didn't understand that ほうを. Is it the ...
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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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あるか確認 vs あるかを確認

I understand that both have almost the same meaning. But I was pointed out. Is this a preference issue, or is one prioritized? i.e. 「リンゴマークがあるか確認します。」 「リンゴマークがあるかを確認します。」
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Can one ever use an intransitive verb as a transitive verb?

Note from the OP: The original phrasing of the question was very unclear so, after thinking this over a few times, I decided to rewrite this completely. Please see here for the new question In other ...
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知る vs わかる and when to use が and を in “how to” questions

"I don't know how to use honorific language." 敬語の使い方がわかりません。 "Do you know how to make a flight reservation?" 飛行機の予約のし方を知っていますか。 The above two sentences were taken from my homework -...
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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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The use of “で” and "を” in this sentence

こうえんをさんぽします。 Why in this sentence do we use を and not で。
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Can you use multiple を in one sentence?

I was listening to lastfm.jp the other day, and happened across this line in an artist bio: 14歳の頃にギターを、17歳で作曲を始める。 I've often read here on JLU that a phrase particle should only appear once per ...
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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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Will expression retain the same definition if particle is changed?

「ここにじっとしていてもしょうがない………か」 自分を奮い立たせるために、わざと自分の考えを声に出し行動を始めた。 I came across the expression 声を出す on jisho.org. I don't know if replacing the expression's を with に (because を is already used earlier in ...
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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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~色がする or ~色をする?

I came across the following sentence in an exercise, with the following propositions: 森さんが飼っている魚は、とてもきれいな色_____している。 A. に B. を C. で D. が I learnt that する is used with が when talking about something ...
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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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What's the difference when using と and を to mark a spoken sentence

What's the difference between using と and を in the sentence below: 「食べる」と紙に書いてくれた 「食べる」を紙に書いてくれた They both mean, He wrote "eat" on the paper
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を vs が with use against 好き?

The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb. and Is it true that all nouns must be able to accept a が particle and a を particle? are noted as possible duplicates; however, I haven'...
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Can someone help me understand Japanese particles?

This my first post, so hello everyone! wa vs ga: When I introduce myself to someone, is it always assumed that my name is already the topic even though nobody has mentioned it before? I've never ...
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is を答える similar to を歩く?

In the Duolingo courses I came across the sentence: この言葉の意味を答えてください。 translated as: Please tell me the meaning of this word. The thing is 答える is an intransitive verb (自動詞); and in other sentences ...
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Why does 出る accepts を although it is an intransitive verb?

The JLPT N5 textbook and the Tangorin online dictionary say 出る is intransitive and, as far as I know, should be used with が, but the Genki I textbook says it accepts を when it means "to exit". So, ...
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Is there a difference between ”をなる” and ”なっていて”

I was understanding なる verb today, as well as adjectives. I know the fact that adjective + verb can be mixed together with each other. So, I came across an example stating: "家が赤くなっています" (House is ...
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Using を when not followed by a verb

I understood the sentence below: この面白い話を落語と言い、落語をする人を落語家といいます。 as to be: Such interesting stories are known as 落語, and people who tell 落語 are called 落語家. However, if the meaning is as I have ...
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When can を be replaced with に?

In these two sentences, I would've thought に would be used in place, but instead を is used? When is it appropriate to use either? A: 反対側【はんたいがわ】50メートルあたりを探【さが】して! Search around 50 metres on the ...
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Saying a sentence without pronouncing the を particle [duplicate]

I sometimes hear japanese natives say a sentence without using the を topic particle. For example, 「ご飯食べる」or 「お茶入れる」as opposed to 「ご飯を食べる」and 「お茶を入れる」 Is it a norm for japanese to neglect to を when ...

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