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

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Usage of を in 雨の中を走る [duplicate]

I just came across this phrase when reading 人間失格: 雨の中を走る. I can not get my head around the usage of を here.
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Why does Luna Haruna use the を particle here?

In the song snowdrop, she says: 今日を笑いながら、しあわせだと明日はきっと呼べるように。 Is 今日 simply the object or is she marking time with this particle somehow?
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How is「大口を叩く」 being used in this sentence?

I'm playing イナズマイレブンGO, and ran into this sentence. それでよく あの大口が叩けたな。 (Some context: The person speaking just realized that the person that challenged him is new to soccer.) It appears that he's using ...
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Ending a sentence with をさ

現場に彼が現れてさ たぶん殺さなくていいモンをさ My understanding of the sentence is akin to "He appeared at the place. Perhaps, it won't be necessary to kill him" This is said by a character overseeing the events ...
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Unclear ~れる/られる usage

I came across this sentence: 私を人質に取られて I'm parsing this as "I was taken prisoner" but I'm not quite sure about the grammar behind that を, it's the first time I'm seeing something like that....
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Which one of these sentences is more natural?

かれはこうえん[で]{L}さんぽします。 かれはこうえん[を]{L}さんぽします。 Which one of these sentences is more natural and why?
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what is this confusing use of を?

その後ろ姿を、コートをかけられたエルメスがフィールドの出入り口で見ていた google and deepl translate this as "Behind him, a coated Hermes watched from the doorway of the field." And that makes sense from the context too. But I ...
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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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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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How to explain the use of を in this sentence [duplicate]

This is a sentence on Duolingo. Ever since they took away the discussion forum, I've had to look for help elsewhere. 彼女は自電車を盗んでいるところを捕まった。 "She was caught (when she was) about to steal a bicycle&...
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Why use に instead of を in 彼に会います/連絡します

Please explain to me why に is used instead of を in these sentences 彼に会います 彼に連絡します Is that because 会います is a transitive verb? Please give me more detail.
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東京を旅行する instead of 東京で旅行する? 東京を遊ぶ or 東京で遊ぶ?

I guess the distinguishment standard between を and で is whether the verb involves movement right? If so, then 旅行する is certainly a movement verb and thus を sounds more natural here. So we almost won't ...
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から vs. を in: あちらから出て or あちらを出て? 東から昇る or 東を昇る?

I've learned that when you want to express "to come out of something without obvious boundary" , it's better to replace を with から. For examples: あちらから出てきた人は誰ですか。 (を should not be used here, ...
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Particle を without a verb [duplicate]

In the sentence それぞれの心の中にあるそれぞれの思い出を胸に日常が始まるのだ。 translated as And in each heart there are different memories held inside each chest as we turn back to our daily lives. Where is the verb for を胸に? ...
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Differentiating に訪れる vs. を訪れる

From the first episode of Death Note: しいて言えば そのノートを使った 人間にしか訪れない苦悩や恐怖 Question: Why is に here used instead of を? Or perhaps more simply, what is the difference between 人間に訪れる 人間を訪れる EDIT: Is に ...
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this sentence seem lacking verb to me?how can i understand it properly pls help me translate it [duplicate]

日本語は地方ごとに多様な方言があり、とりわけ琉球諸島で方言差が著しい(「方言」の節参照)。近世中期までは京都方言が中央語の地位にあったが、近世後期には江戸方言が地位を高め、明治以降の現代日本語では東京山の手の中流階級以上の方言(山の手言葉)を基盤に標準語(共通語)が形成された. I assume 東京山の手の中流階級以上の方言(山の手言葉)を基盤に標準語(共通語)が形成された mean: (...
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What does it mean when the kana を is at the end of the sentence?

I have seen a couple of instances of を being used at the end of sentence. From my limited knowledge, を is supposed to be used to indicate the direct object of a verb, but I have seen it following a ...
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What's the difference between 公園を散歩する and 公園で犬を散歩させる?

Normally we say 公園を散歩する because 散歩する is a verb that expresses movement in space, and is thus followed by を, which also expresses movement in space. But if the verb is changed into 犬を散歩させる, in this ...
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"を奪{うば}われた" used incorrectly instead of "が奪{うば}われた"? (Bleach) [duplicate]

In Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen (S01,E04), (slight spoilers) captains have an ability called Bankai. They thought that the enemy could seal this ability. But as KB realizes, the enemy actually steals this ...
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彼はお金を残らず奪われた。— が instead of を

Shouldn't が be used instead of を since 残る is an intransitive verb?
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Why is the particle を used without a verb in the following context? [duplicate]

First of all, this question shares the same context with another Q&A asking for the meaning of 手{て}かがり. What follows is an excerpt from N2新完全マスター, in particular the section 問題紹介 where they are ...
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Omitted verb and particle

I came across this line from the song 「絆ノ奇跡」: 解き放て今 僕らが起こした火を I have a couple question regarding potential omissions in this line. The first is that I feel that something (に, は, で) should come ...
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コトを appears after the verb

I came across this sentence in chapter 37 of それでも歩は寄せてくる: うるし:「あぶなー… 寒いとか言ってたら歩のことだ」 歩:「オレの学ランをどうぞ」 うるし:「とか言って私がまた照れちゃうコトを」 Now, what I understand the use of the first こと in which there is an ...
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Usage of に を (not を に)

俺に信頼しきった眼差しに子供時代を思い出す What exact function do に を serve here together? "His gaze full of trust toward me reminds me of my childhood"?
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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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A problem with two を in this sentence [closed]

I was reading a web novel and this sentence shows up (I post the whole paragraph). ホームルームが終わると、一年生は体育館に集合させられていた。これから部活動紹介が始まるのである。その中で栞は周りをきょろきょろと見まわしていた。部活動紹介を目を輝かせて期待を寄せる者、体育館での集合に退屈であくび連発をする者など、...
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輪廻's meanings (cycle) where does it come from?

Last weekish or so I made a question about てを verb, and a person told me it was a duplicate question, and that 輪廻 in the case my question was being asked was transitive. So I searched on wiktionary ...
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What is the purpose of the particle に in the phrase 何歳にみえますか?

In the sentence この人たちは何歳にみえますか, I originally thought to use the particle を since it marks the thing getting "verbed" (and it seems like 何歳 is getting verbed), but に seemed possible as well, ...
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The fuction of を in this specific sentence [closed]

I was reading this short 小説 about a difficult love relationship bewteen a man and a woman, and this sentences show up. 叶わない恋は存在するとは思います。 でも、二人が望んでいるなら、 超えられる事を多くあると信じています。 So, despite be able to ...
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Meaning of を with ようになる? [duplicate]

小学生の高学年の頃から、二人は関係を揶揄われるようになった。 What could this mean? Isn't ~ようになる intransitive?
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Writing explanatory sentences and use of を

I was attempting to write the following sentence in Japanese: That should help stop the infection that is causing the cough. I came up with: それは咳をさせる感染を止めることを手伝うべきです。 But it got corrected to: ...
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Strange Syntax with Missing Particles

In the FFX-2 song "Morning Glow," some of the lyrics seem to end abruptly with the を particle, and yet have the ending verbs that would come after it in front of the phrases. One example is ...
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を降りる or から降りる ? Which one is correct

For example which one is more correct? 彼は車から降りた。 彼は車を降りた。 Which version is the proper, textbook style Japanese? Which one is the more common, everyday Japanese? Please explain why! Thanks !
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Understanding 「宙を畝る」

Consider 見上げれば、星が宙をうねり、闇が覆っている。 If you look up, the stars are projected in the air, and the dark is spreading. Here, I'm assuming 畝り is the continuative (masu-stem) version of 畝る, with 宙を acting as ...
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Particle usage of transitive verb in the passive form (~を占める → ~で占められている)

店内は、外見のぼろっちさと同じように、古めかしい洗濯機や乾燥機で占められていた。 Looking at some example sentences of 占める, it's almost always in the natural form and the particle を is used to describe the direct object, and the particle で ...
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Particle usage with 打ち明ける

Can 打ち明ける take particles を and と at the same time? I'm assuming so. I'm wondering which would be more natural between 1> 彼は猫が嫌いと、ひどい秘密を打ち明けた。 2> 彼は猫が嫌いというひどい秘密を打ち明けた。 He confided his terrible ...
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Why does 退く{しりぞく} take を even though it's intransitive?

I have this example sentence: ソフトボールチームのヘッドコーチのポジションを退く{しりぞく}には、まだ早過ぎますよ。 It’s still too early for you to step down from your position as head softball coach. The question is in the title. So far I ...
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(surface)を滑る vs. (surface)に滑る

I was surprised to see in my grammar book the following phrase (about ice skating): 「氷の上を滑る」 where I was expecting 「氷の上に滑る」. First I was confused because 滑る is obviously intransitive, but I guess を ...
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why を is put after a verb in いまだかつてないスピードで 君のもとへダイブを?

I came across a line of lyrics which goes like this: いまだかつてないスピードで 君【きみ】のもとへダイブを. And I wonder why を is put after ダイブ? I know that を can only be put after the noun to express that the noun is the ...
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Understanding a trailing を in this song

Going through the song 幻愛遊戯{げんあいゆうぎ} by GARNiDELiA, and three lines in I'm stuck. The first four lines are relevant ちょいとそこのヒト おいでなさい 私とイイこといたしませんか? 一期一会のひと時を 忘れられぬ瞬間{とき}にしてあげるわ The first two lines ...
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What is the grammar behind を being used in this sentence?

今のような学歴社会をいいことだとは思っていない日本人もたくさんいる。 What is the grammar behind を being used in this sentence?
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Why is there the use of を with 行ける

I came across this bit of dialog in a game 「深海」に行きたいっぱ!だから船を行けるようにしてほしいっぱ! I know it, more or less, says: We want to go to the deep sea! Because of that, we want you to make sure that the boat can ...
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How acceptable is 英語を上手になりたい?

英語が上手になりたい is the correct way to say it, and I have always considered 英語を上手になりたい incorrect. I occasionally see/hear the を version from native speakers, but it didn't bother me that much, thinking that ...
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sentence final を?

I found numerous answers to the question... Does the particle "を" (wo) have a special use when at the end of a sentence? One comment says: It's like Japanese color-by-numbers: the outline is ...
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I'm confused about when to use で vs を in this sentence

I want to ask whether or not it is okay to use a pen. Should I use ボールペンでつかってもいいですか。 or ボールペンをつかってもいいですか。
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How is そこを used in this sentence?

I'm having a difficult time understanding why そこを is used in the following sentence. I don't think that を is marking a direct object, but it also doesn't seem to fit the usual 経過 or 起点 interpretations....
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Meaning of を in「 未来を少しでも君といたい」

In the song アスノヨゾラ[哨戒班]{しょうかいはん} there is this lyric: [未来]{みらい}を[少]{すこ}しでも[君]{きみ}といたいから[叫]{さけ}ぼう 〝[今日]{きょう}の[日]{ひ}をいつか[思]{おも}い[出]{だ}せ[未来]{みらい}の[僕]{ぼく}ら!〟 What role is を playing in the first line? ...
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Whats the diffrence with に and を in this sentence?

I am having trouble understanding the use of に in this following sentence, and also if putting を instead of に would change the meaning of the sentence. 何に興味がありますか。
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NをNに where the Nを is not clearly associated with any verb

Below stand two examples of the structure NをNに. I feel confident that I understand the meaning of both sentences, but I am having trouble identifying a verb that I can associate with the Nを. I am ...
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Do "Nani o tabetai" and "Nani ga tabetai" have the same meaning? [duplicate]

Sometimes you see japanese people (or japanese descendant I guess) writing nani ga tabetai desuka? and sometimes they write Nani o tabetai desu ka? Is there any difference in meaning, nuance or ...
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