Questions tagged [particle-で]

助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.

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Usage of では in this sentence

I have read some topics about usage of では on the internet, like で for places, means, tools and は to mark the subject, argument,... However, I can't apply those to explain meaning of では in this ...
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How will you break down this part of a sentence? "弊社現在vtuberなどで使用されるアバターの制作"

初めて。dm失礼いたします。こちら株式会社companyname営業部門となります。弊社現在vtuberなどで使用されるアバターの制作並びに、コミュニティー事業をしている者なのですがまだ活動をされていない方あるいはすでにvtuber活動をされている方も含めてvtuberにご興味がある方を探しておりまして、ご自身、...
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Difference between 殺人 and 殺人罪 and a change in grammar

In Duolingo this Japanese sentence is the approved translation for the English sentence: He received a guilty verdict for murder. 彼は殺人の有罪判決を受けました。 Likewise for the following pair: She was found ...
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What is the use of で here?

In the sentence “レジャーが目的で行く“ what does the で express here? Does に work here? I was trying to compare it to the 〜しに行く, like 勉強しに行く.I understand that 目的 is a noun so there is no ます form. What if I want ...
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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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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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Why is で used in 健康でいられる but not に? Is this an adverb?

I'm really confused about this one, does it mean "Stay healthy"? But if it does mean that shouldn't it be に instead of で?
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What does で mean here in "危険を承知で声がした方へ向かう 。"

I'm reading くまクマ熊ベアー and I came upon this sentence  危険かと思ったが初めての人の声だ。危険を承知で声がした方へ向かう。 Would it be acceptable to say "危険を承知して声がした方へ向かう。" What does the で here mean?
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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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Meaning of で in みたいな感じで、その土地の有名な酒を「地酒」と言う。

Full sentence 旭川といえば男山、札幌といえば千歳鶴 みたいな感じで、その土地の有名な酒を「地酒」と言う。 「地ビール」というのもある。 For a long time I have been thinking of the usage of で in sentences like these, I thought they were the conjunctive で or ...
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What is the difference between で出てきた and に出てきた

For example: おすすめで出てきました and おすすめに出てきました What is each particle doing?
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Using the で particle for timelimits

I have a problem understanding the semantic of で in the following example. ダイエットは3日で止めて仕舞った。 My loose translation would be I already gave up on the diet after 3 days. And a more precise one As ...
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Is で here has the same function as によって?

After a coffee store owner served coffee to his customers, he started with this line いいか? 豆っていうのは産地で全く味も違うし、挽き方で味も変わってくるんだ... to show off his knowledge about coffee beans. I'm not sure what kind で ...
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Confusion about meaning due to spacing and で particle

I'm playing a game and came across the following: 彼女が自然と人を惹きつけるのは きっと...... あなたの 誠実で大きな背中を見て 育ったからなのでしょう。 For some reason I cannot understand the meaning of the second chunk due to the space after 「...
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地球上で versus 地球上に

Re: チーターは、地球上で、もっとも足の速い陸上動物だ。 source I understand that で is to indicate location of action. And there is no action verb in the sentence. I have expected に to be used. That is 地球上に instead of 地球上で. How ...
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Why is 「プールで人がいっぱいです。」 wrong?

Anki deck gave me 「プールは人でいっぱいです。」 Why is it not 「プールで人がいっぱいです。」or 「プールで人をいっぱい」? From my understanding, で marks the limitation where an action or state of being takes place. So wouldn't プールで mark the ...
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中 vs で for scope

Some time ago I learned about the uses of で particle and one of them is scope for example: このマンガは日本で有名です but now with the uses of 中 says that when it's used after a place indicates the scope of an ...
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What is the difference between の中に and の中で?

I have two sentences having の中に (no naka ni) and の中で (no naka de), and I want to know if they are correctly framed. If yes, then how does the meaning change? 日本{にほん}の食{た}べ物{もの}の中{なか}に寿司{すし}が大好{だいす}...
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What is the purpose of 「で」 in the following sentence?

I came accross the following passage in my textbook: ゆとり教育で学校で教える内容が減らされたため、その教育を受けた子供達は常識的に誰でも知っているはずのことでさえ知らないという現象も出てきた。 I can understand the meaning of the sentence, as "Due to the decrease ...
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Location particle with 並ぶ [duplicate]

Why is に, rather than で, used with the verb 並ぶ, e.g. 入り口に並んでいる。 I'm stood in line at the entrance. Using the usual distinction of で marking the location where an action takes place and に marking the ...
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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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What is the meaning of "で" in this sentence?

呆れた顔で微笑む先輩は、もういつもと同じ雰囲気に戻っていた。 What is the meaning of "で" in this sentence? Looks like the same function of から but I'm not sure...
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Usage of で in 〜時で

In the following sentence, what is the usage of the particle で? 彼は、先生と話すときと友達と話すときで、ことばや話し方をうまく使い分けている。 Can で indicate time?
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usage of で in a sentence

I have starting reading some very simple Japanese news articles and came across this sentence, 4日に出した予想では、今年一番早く咲くのは福岡市と高知市で、今月13日です。 While I'm relatively sure what the sentence means I'm unsure of ...
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Use of になる and で in 同姓同名になる事で

I am trying to figure out the meaning of the following : 同姓同名になる事で It is part of a newspaper article on a Japanese Mayor whose name and surname sounds like "Joe Biden" The entire sentence ...
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に迷う vs で迷う, に悩む vs で悩む

I have seen a lot of older posts about the differences between the particles に and で. But I am surprised that neither pair in this question seems to have been asked before. 道に迷う 進路に悩む セックスレスに悩む主婦 ...
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Problems with から, て form and で (because)

Well, searching around the web I came across this post (Difference between から and で in context of because) that had a similar problem, but it did not resolve mine. I found these three sentences: ...
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Using で instead of に when specifying a day

In this article, first sentence in the second paragraph: この事故{じこ}から、[10日]{とおか}で20年{ねん}になりました。 My interpretation is that On the 10th, it will have been 20 years since the incident. To specify the ...
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What are the differences between the usage of は and では in negative sentences?

I understand that in a sentence such as わざわざあなたが行くことはありません。誰かに行かせます。 the general meaning of ~ことはない is that there is no need to do something. But why would it be wrong to say ではない ? Is there a ...
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Parse the sentence 「この保証書は、記載の内容で無料修理を行うことをお約束するものです」

The above sentence is taken from a 保証書 (from a reading exercise). Having searched for the sentence, it seems to be a fairly standard sentence in warranties. I have two question about the sentence. ...
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What is the role of で in the following sentence?

The following is a sentence from a reading comprehension exercise. The context is a 返品カード. I wonder what role で plays below: 返品理由で当てはまるものを選び、アルファベットに◯をつけてください。 a.サイズが合わなかった。 b. ... I have two ...
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Is the で in というわけで the de-particle or the te-form of だ?

Would the で in というわけで be analyzed as the te-form of da or the de particle? Both of them seem like they would fit, as the de particle can indicate cause/reason (as alluded to in this similar question) ...
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what does the particle で do in this sentence [duplicate]

Can anyone here please help me with this sentence? 私達は交代で運転した, what does で mean here?
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The Difference Between に and で when indicating the time when something terminates

I was reading through the Dictionary of Basic Grammar and found that one of the four usages of the で particle is to mark the time when something terminates, similar to the following sentence: パーティーは ...
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What does かかっといで mean? [duplicate]

「もう一度かかっといで」。 At the beginning, I thought it was 掛かって + ぐ ending verb turned into its imperative mood; then I've found かかってこい, it would make sense. If so, why does で appear? Is と the contraction for ...
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can't understand how で particle works with ~ばいいのに

I am having trouble interpreting this sentence in a manga, the text was split in two bubbles which is why I separated them. 「日之出ん家でしてくればいいのに」 「そうすりゃもっと長く一緒に居られる」 from other threads, ~ばいいのに seems to ...
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What is the function of the で of ってことで(ということで)?

『......わかったわよ。一応観測機を回してみるわ。それ以降のことは、その結果如何ってことで文句ないわね?』 Context: 士道 believed his classmate 折紙 was a 精霊 and reported this to 琴里, the speaker, hoping 琴里 would send people to investigate 折紙. 琴里 didn’t ...
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Translating でも in this context

I was leisurely scrolling through a Facebook page, when I saw this post: It featured でも and I'm 100% sure the English translation is wrong. My question is, will removing も from でも change the meaning ...
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Double negation sentence in manga

だけど... 冷えるんだったら スカートじゃない ほう が いい ん じゃないのか? I just don't understand this sentence. I'm not keen on if ん is の(?) in both cases and I assume ほう(方)simply indicates an action and there's a double ...
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Usage of で after embedded question

自動運転の技術は、どのくらい自動で運転できるかで5つのレベルがあります。 The extent to which you can drive automatically is measured by 5 levels. Obviously my translation is rather loose. A more literal translation would be "to ...
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What does 「で」mean in 「試合で 失敗しました」? Why not use 「に」?

I just did the listening Mondai 2 for Lesson 33 of Minna No Nihongo 2 (the older ver.). And in question 5, it says「山田君は 今の試合で 失敗しましたが、次の試合で 頑張ります。」 I've learned that you use 「に」before 「失敗する」, and I ...
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Function of で in this sentence: 「入れ違いで亜美さんが出て行ったところです」 [duplicate]

Back again with another question about で in this sentence: さっき入れ違いで亜美さんが出て行ったところです。 Which supposedly translates to "You just missed Ami as she went out." From my understanding of で, it may ...
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Function of で in these lyrics

I've been trying to self-translate the lyrics for Secret Base, and this line somehow confuses me. 突然の 転校で どうしようもなく What exactly is the use of the で here? And what is its translation?
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Japanese word using で” in this sentence [duplicate]

芸達者で食欲が旺盛な、ごくふつうの犬です。 I'm currently reading a short manga and this sentence was used at the end of the chapter, for context the story is about a タヌキ (usually referred as a dog). That one day the owner'...
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The difference between の中で vs の中から

This comes from a previous previous question with what I find to be a confusing explanation. Generally, の中で is presented in all of the English language resources I could find to be an atomic thing ...
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What does で means in this sentence? [duplicate]

中国人で日本語が話せる方 I think it's traduction would be: Chinese people who can speak Japanese But I have searched for references of this で usage yet I haven't find anything.
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なんて言わないで自己申告制, meaning of で?

I'm kinda at a lost here. In what I'm translating (a song), a character says: なんて言わないで 自己申告制 My main issue is...I have no clue how で is meant to be used here. One person I spoke to translated this ...
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Why do these two sentences take different particles (に and で) despite being broadly similar?

日本人の会話には下の例のように、「~けど」や「~から」や「し」などで文を終わらせる話し方が多く見られます。 日本語の会話では、文の倒置もよく見られます。 These two sentences (which are not in sequence) come from a text from the Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese textbook. ...
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Usage of で in this sentence

I have a sentence (jlptN4): その花屋はいつもきれいな花でいっぱいです。 Could someone please explain why it needs で here, not が?
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Usage of で and までに in certain verbs

Use of Particle で particle, among other uses, is used to indicate the termination of something, wherein it acts like; "at; on, in". E.g. 大学は10月で終わる (The College will end in October), 2nd E.g....

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