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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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Meaning of V + ての + noun

In かつて神だった獣たちへ volume 5 I found these sentences, speaking about bayonets: もちろん接近しなくては使いようもなく、ライフルの登場は歩兵同士が肉薄しての銃撃と突撃による戦術、つまり銃剣を過去の物にするはずだった 内戦末期、戦場に登場した回転式機関砲は十分な威力と連射速度を持っていたため、肉薄しての突撃を押さえ込まれ無力だった ...
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の after て-form in 期待してのものだった [duplicate]

I'm wondering about this sentence from Spy x Family, episode 7 (around 50 seconds in). The main character is thinking about how to get closer to his target, Desmond, and is mulling over a recent ...
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のは, ので, のか with stress on の?

In a Youtube video, I came across various instances of の being stressed where I wouldn't have expected it to be. As far as I am aware, downsteps in pitch don't (ever?) occur directly after nominalizer ...
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Usage of verb + の + adjective here

やっぱり海外のドラマってスケール違うよな! 車めっちゃくちゃ爆発する!吹っ飛ぶの爽快 I understand the sentence is like "As I thought, oversea dramas are totally on a different scale. The car totally exploded! " But then I'm ...
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(~ての + Noun) vs. (Attributive + Noun)

According to another post on the meaning of ~ての: 「Verb in [連用形]{れんようけい} + て + の + Noun」 is a phrase pattern in which the "Verb + て + の" part describes the condition that generates what is ...
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Is it possible to use のが twice in a sentence?

I'm doing a project for my Japanese class and I'm trying to write the question "I enjoy learning about Japan." And the only way I can think to do that is 「私は日本を学ぶのがするのが楽しいです。」 is that ...
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Is のは used to refer to people?

Today I came across this sentence while watching a documentary with one man guiding another in a job「指導するのはAさんです。」 I understand this as「The person who is (doing the) instructing is A」. From what I ...
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Understanding 「ついての,。。。」

From a dictionary definition: ば ③ […] 引き続いて起こる事柄についての、 きっかけを表す。…すると。 First Question: Why is there a の followed by a comma after について? Is it equivalent to any of the following alternatives: […] ...
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What does 夜の街道の先 mean in this context?

並んで歩く夜の街道の先は、暗くて何も見えない 夜の街道の先 Does it mean beyond the road at night? If so how does the の mean at and can words like morning, tomorrow also be followed by の could it mean night road?
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Difference between だろうか and のだろうか?

I've been trying to figure out the difference between だろうか and のだろうか through context in my reading, but it's proving harder than I thought. Here's a passage with both. What is the difference, and why ...
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On adjective days, when to use の

Given the two sentences, 寒い日は温泉に行きます。雪の日は温泉に行きます。 Why does "on cold days" not need the の, but "on snowy days" it does? It appears most other adjectives also require the の, with the ...
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What is the function of the particle ~の in this sentence? [duplicate]

I came across this sentence while I was studying: 人間は話すことのできる唯一の動物だ。 I understand the meaning of the whole sentence, but I don't know why both 〜こと and 〜の are present. From my understanding, both have ...
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What is the nuance of this のです?

約40億年前に誕生した生命は、その営みをずっとこの地球上で重ねてきました。しかし、この宇宙には、地球のほかにもさまざまな天体が無数に存在しています。星や太陽を観察することは、宇宙のしくみを知り、わたしたちの住む世界について学ぶことなのです。さあ、夜空をながめ、宇宙について学んでいきましょう。 I'm trying to understand the syntax behind of that ...
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When do you add の after a country name? [duplicate]

For example, why is it アメリカの映画 for American movie and フランス料理 for French food?
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道を行ったところ meaning "just down the road"?

In the sentence うちの前の道を行ったところの家の男の子ったら、うっかりして指に《スーパーグルー》をくっつけてしまって、その指で鼻をさわったのよ I would translate this as There is a boy just down our street, who carelessly got glue on his finger and then picked ...
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[...]のあの[...] Meaning and valid usage

I am reading the Japanese translation of Matilda. Spoilers ahead. Matilda is deciding to take revenge on her father for his "attitude in front of the TV". She says: ...
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How to interpret「~そうになるのを、」

I am having a hard time understanding the grammar of the following sentence. 贅肉がはみ出して落っこちそうになるのを、体に巻きつけてあるみたいな感じだ。 In isolation, the two parts make sense. 贅肉がはみ出して落っこちそうになる [Her] excess fat stuck ...
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What does the last の in "おどるのはたのしいのです。" mean/do?

I'm having trouble understanding the grammar of this sentence: おどるのはたのしいのです。 I understand it means, "Its fun to dance," but I'm struggling to understand why の is placed here: おどるのはたのしいのです。
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Why is の placed after the object and before を here?

Why is の used here after the object in this sentence? Can it be omitted and still have the same meaning “Why didn't you buy the right size?” どうしてちょうどいい大きさのを買わなかったの? Obviously, it's not a verb ...
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Why is のに used in this sentence despite the lack of contradictions?

ちょ。。ルーク! まさか、 その柱を登るつもりー あー痛かろう。。。 足場もないのに さすがによじ登れんよ This sentence is all spoken by a single person. He thinks a character will try to climb a pole to catch an animal. Why is のに being used? ...
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Why doesn't 「になるではあろう」 have a の in it?

In 勇者よ、王都から何百パシリもある長い旅路になるではあろうが、古代都市カッタイナ・カに行って伝説の秘宝ソンナ・アホナを手に入れるのだ Why is there not a nominalizing の after なる and before the particle で? Doesn't the で in では need a noun as an argument?
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Why が instead of の in 人が話す声が熊に聞こえると?

I've read the news that reads: 人が話す声が熊に聞こえると、熊が近くに来なくなります。 Why が not の in this case? Is there a convention or a particular rule? Or do they have subtle differences? Thanks!
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Why is 俺のが used here instead of 俺の [duplicate]

Why is the の used here? Wouldn't 俺が just work all the same?
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なのもなんだし what is this nuance? [duplicate]

I'm finding some examples of the use なんだし online but I'm not quite sure how it's being used in this very sentence. In the right bubble the character wonders if inviting another person to their school ...
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Noun A + の + Noun B and Noun B + Noun A

I learned yesterday from Function of の particle in the title 「進撃の巨人」 about one usage of the の particle, an example being 友達のコジ. I understand this as "(my) friend Koji". I also know that if ...
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How is のに used in this sentence?

順番違うよ やってるのに順番もくそもないけど My understanding is that he's saying "the order is wrong"but then he correct himself and says "since I'm already dong at this point the order doesn't matter ...
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Why don't you use the particle の when stating the name of a place?

I got confused when i was asked why you dont put の in place's name. it happen when I explain the function of の particle. can someone tell me in bunpou teki's way, why name place don't use no? like ...
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When is の at the end of the sentence used as a suggestion/request? [duplicate]

あああ 羨ましい。 こいつ クリスマスは恋人とショーに見に行くんだって To which she answers そうそう そんなにひがまないの もしかして クリスマスまでに 素敵な恋人ができるかもしれないし My understanding from context is that she's saying そんなにひがまないの akin to "don't be so jealous&...
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丸腰を見る and no-adjectives

There is some controversy about whether no-adjectives exist. I have chosen a random no-adjective (not having another meaning as noun): [丸腰]{まるごし} Sentence with this word with case particle: 丸腰を見る Is ...
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全て手配中のもしくは刑務所に留置されていた犯罪者たちです

I am tempted to parse 全て手配中のもしくは刑務所に留置されていた犯罪者たちです as 全て((手配中で)もしくは(刑務所に留置されていた))犯罪者たちです meaning All are criminals who (being searched for) or (have been detailed in prison). But I replaced の ...
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What does 問題の mean in this sentence?

問題の神社にも岩座があったっていうし The stone like socle in the shrine. What does 問題の add? My take would be something like "The shrine in question"
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What does のもなぁ mean?

What does してもらうのもなぁ means? It seems he's saying he won't ask him to do it 5 times in a row?
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Understanding 「いいくらいの...」

In 僕は日本一と言ってもいいくらいの真面目な優等生だよ I'm trying to understand What いいくらい ("approximately good"?) is doing in the sentence. Whether の is acting as a nominalizer of いいくらい or as a possessive ...
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How is どこぞの is being used in this sentence?

I understand どこぞ is "Someplace/somewhere" and a の adjective, but how it's actually modifying 力自慢?
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Is it 昨日の午後 or 昨日午後

When using の to describe when something occurred, what is used? 昨日 の 午後 or 昨日午後 for "yesterday afternoon" 昨日 の 一時 or 昨日一時 for "yesterday at 1 o'clock" 昨日 の 午後一時 or 昨日午後一時 for "...
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Why is 'ordinary book' translated as 普通の本 and not 普通な本

I have trouble understanding why "no" is used here instead of "na". For example, on Tofugu they translate きれいな人 as "beautiful person" and きれいのヒント as "beauty hints&...
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What does んだけど mean?

I’m incredibly frustrated because I can’t get a straight answer anywhere. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Is it contrastive, or not? In some sources, it says it is used to simply connect clauses (The first clause ...
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What does のと mean in this context?

I was reading a children's book in Japanese and found this sentence: 明日になったら、町へ行って、木の実の干したのと、便せんを交換できないか聞いてみよう。 I understand most of it, except the part that says "木の実の干したのと". I know 木の実 ...
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The meaning of のか in a sentence that is not a question

俺はゆりこの自慢話をした。彼女がどれほど優しく、どれほど愛らしく、俺を想ってくれたのか。 二人は驚いたり、笑ったりしながら、話を聞いてくれた。 What does のか。add to this sentence? He's boosting about his girlfriend to other people. So I don't see why using のか。 at the end?
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How does の連絡しな work in じゃあ、私早退の子の連絡しなきゃいけないから?

じゃあ私早退の子の連絡しなきゃいけないから The teacher says this at the beginning of the scene, with no further context I'm confused about the use of 早退の子の連絡 here. Specifically I don't see how の連絡しな works?
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What's the difference between "プロジェクトチームでの懇親会", "プロジェクトチームで懇親会" and "プロジェクトチームの懇親会"? [duplicate]

Context: プロジェクトチームでの懇親会は初めてだったので、メンバーのいろんな面を知れて楽しかったです。 Why is there "で" in "プロジェクトチームでの懇親会"? What's the difference between these phrases? プロジェクトチームの懇親会は初めてだった。 ...
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分かっている and its usage

I was reading a manga and this sentence pops up (the blank space indicates a different speech balloon): ここは 客が分かっているの大前提の ツンデレカフェですよ。 For context: the MC enters in a cafe, and he's astonished by the ...
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Help with 閲覧できるの投稿 [closed]

In this nhk article about the recent twitter restrictions, I came across this passage: 閲覧できるの投稿の数は1日あたり、▽認証済みアカウントでは6000件、 ▽認証されていないアカウントは600件、 ▽作成されたばかりの認証されていないアカウントは300件までとしました。 I'm not aware of ...
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Meaning of ものの。 in this sentence

だから、一緒に行動するなら、この気まずさを少しでもほぐしておきたい。 ここは、俺が大人になるとこだよなと思い、歩み寄ったものの。 What exactly is the use of ものの。 in this sentence? The character had a fight with his friend and because they need to work together, he ...
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Use of んじゃないんだ in this sentence

何で高校の制服。。? Why I got to wear a high school uniform? 最高に似合ってる It fits you the best! And the answer is 感想を求めたんじゃないんだよな What is the purpose of んじゃないんだin this sentence? I guess he saying he didn't ask ...
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Meaning of なのにだなんて

怖くなって体が動いてた 怖がってるくせにどこかでともえは俺のなのにだなんて勝手な事を考えてる自分もいて What exactly is のなのにだなんて here? なんて should be the quote but I'm confused by the use of 俺のなのに ともえ is this dude girlfriend from context.
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Unclear usages of の in 「Xとの対話を」 and 「諦めないのと同じ理由」

While reading this page in the Attack on Titan manga, I had a problem understanding some particles used in this text bubble on the bottom right. (Possible spoilers, read at your own risk) As I ...
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Addressing the person you're talking to with a の-modified noun

Suppose you're talking to somebody and want to ask them about something related to them. My Genki textbook has some examples of how you can actually do this and also address them at the same time by ...
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Understanding 気分任せの足跡

I'm translating the song “はだしの軌跡” from Final Fantasy X-2: Vocal Collection - Rikku. 気分まかせの足跡つけて新しい地図 描こう I’m translating this lyric from right to left, reading as “Let’s draw a new map by...” ...
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noun + の + verb + こと VS noun + を + verb + こと

I was just wondering if the following sentence was correct: 日本語の話すこと It doesn't sound wrong to me, as the whole「話すこと」part becomes a noun, but I'm not quite sure. I think the more standard way to say ...
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