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助詞. Non-inflecting function words which follow words, phrases, or entire sentences.

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How do I know when to use の with が in a “good/bad at” sentence? [duplicate]

In all sentences that describe someone being good or bad at something, as well as liking/disliking doing something, the particle が is used. I know for a fact that you use が for like/dislike. In some ...
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の and に difference in position maker

We all know that に indicates the position of the object (i.e. where it is). I just came across a sentence where の was used to indicate position with respect to objects. ねこはテーブルの上。In here the cat is ...
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Not sure what this から is for

でもそのアパートは高いです。 ブラッドはもっとお金を貯めようと決心します。 それで彼は来年移ることができるからです。 Context: Brad is looking for a new apartment because his current one is too small. In それで彼は来年移ることができるからです I don't see the point of ...
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には contrast in following sentence

ジャックは誕生日会に行きます。 彼はメグのために誕生日のプレゼントを買う必要があります。 ジャックはあまり多くのパーティにはいきません。 彼は緊張し、 何を買おうかと思います。 What is the role of には in ジャックはあまり多くのパーティにはいきません? The only usage of には I know of is for ...
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の to prevent repetition of が

In the following sentence 東京は冬になると、北風の強い日が多いです。 is it correct that 北風の強い replaces the more obvious option 北風が強い in order to avoid close repetition of が? So if the following が in 日が多い had not been ...
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Difference between から and で in context of because

So, I was going across the particle で and から and I found that, both of them have the function of "because". Following are the examples E.g. of using で as because 病気で旅行に行けなかった (Because I was sick, ...
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Whether まで should be used or に to determine place of destination?

Pre-Text: Both まで and に can be used to determine the place of movement/destination. Hi, I was studying, these two Particles, I came across a situation regarding whether to use まで or に which I couldn'...
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Could you please tell the difference between particle は and に in case of description of a place of existence

I am just a beginner and am currently reading particles. I came across a thought of using に instead of は in a certain example and I couldn't find the difference in the usage and the context as well. ...
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Question about grammar, how to say “today I am returning to japan”

Today while I was self studying my Japanese textbook, I noticed this sentence which was translated roughly from "today I am returning to japan" わたしは 今日 日本 に かえります。 This seemed a bit odd to me since ...
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のです and te-form + よい

彼は冬に何日かお休みがあります。 彼は2週間仕事をしなくてよいのです。 What is the grammar behind しなくてよい? Does it mean "doesn't have to work?" Also is のです being used because the fact that he doesn't have to work for 2 weeks explains ...
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When to leave out の? [duplicate]

マスク大手 24時間態勢で増産 新型ウイルス肺炎感染拡大で from here In this sentence the words 新型 and ウイルス form the meaning "a new type of virus". But shouldn't 新型 be connected using の? I have seen this pattern a lot of times,...
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Please explain the use of では in this particle cluster

This is the first paragraph in a story geared towards teaching Japanese: ジェームズは事務所で仕事をしています。彼は毎日とても忙しいです。彼はお客様と多くの会議 をします。ジェームズはこのような会議は好きではありません。彼はお客様がとても退屈しているのではと思っています 。 I don't understand how ...
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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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っといても after a verb

What does っといても mean after a verb, I've seen it several times. I'm guessing it's a slang form or a shortened form? I know that ても means "even if" (roughly), and I've seen って a lot so wasn't sure if it'...
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Questions about a correction, nominalizing, and particles

I was practicing writing sentences and tried to write the following in Japanese: I heard he escaped from the island. I originally came up with 彼が島から逃げるのを聞いたそうです。 But then I was corrected by 2 ...
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Difference between やめろい and やめろ

What exactly is the difference between やめろい and やめろ? Is this い the same as the one used to strenghten assertions and statements like the い used in the sentence-final かい, だい, and がい? Can it be used ...
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Aren't 「から」 and 「ので」 closer to the meaning of “because” rather than “so”?

To my understanding all particles affect the word or clause that appears before them: 「駅から家まで行く。」 means "I'll go from the station to my house" rather than "I'll go the station from house to go". So ...
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Meaning of がい in だろうがい

What exactly does "がい" mean in the phrase "リーダーは俺だろうがい"? To give some context, here's part of the video I heard it from: https://youtu.be/44UruxeJ_20?t=1127 This was said by a comedian, so maybe it'...
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Is a particle required after 何か?

I noticed that particles are sometimes omitted after 何か. Is there a grammatical rule that dictates omission of a particle after 何か or this is just a conversational contraction? E.g., are the following ...
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Help parsing a sentence with two を

Context: in the Dead Tube manga, a villain is talking about how she turned people into zombies by giving them a hallucinogenic drug and explains that they are "contagious". ...
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What I'm getting wrong on this sentence? あそこに立っているのが、あなたのみらいの子どもです

I translated the following sentence あそこに立っているのが、あなたのみらいの子どもです Into: "Your future child will be standing there." But the correct translation according to Wanikani would be: The person ...
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~を出る vs. ~から出る: Grammar rule not consistent

In 初級を教える人のための日本語文法ハンドブック (pg. 24), an attempt is made to distinguish between ~を出る and ~から出る (also applied to 出発する or other "leaving" verbs), but the description seems inconsistent: 「を」vs.「から」 ...
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Double が particles

To my understanding, 誰{だれ}が猫{ねこ}が好き{すき}? is a valid sentence in Japanese. What exactly is happening here with the two が particles? Is it really the case that 好き can take two subjects? Or is it that ...
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What's the meaning of ともすると and かとも in this sentence?

I would like to understand the meaning and usage of those two sets of particles in here. 左の腋窩と右の脇腹に箆深く射された矢がなかったなら、 それはともすると羅馬の競技者が、 薄暮の庭樹に凭って疲れを休めている姿かとも見えた。 ともすると: I've read it works as an ...
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Nuances of「すらさえも」?

I came across this 「すらさえも」construction in the following sentence: 「子供を誘拐したロリコン野郎からすらさえもバカにされ続けた」 I've learned that they mean (mostly) the same, but haven't come across them in immediate succession;...
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Question about ほど in this sentence

I wasn't able to find any explanation of 「ほど」 in these constructions... 「そんなテメーに盾突かれるほど頭に来る事はない」 In any case I would like to ask whether I am getting the general meaning right. Besides that I ...
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How can this sentence be understood?

I'm reading 仮面の告白 by Mishima Yukio, and I came across this sentence: そのほか に縄目は見えず、青年の裸体を覆うものとては、腰のまわりにゆるやか に巻きつけられた 白い粗布があるばかりだった。 I would like to understand how is this sentence made by the ...
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とまで parsing and usage

In no game no life, this is one of the first things that is said about "blank", and it is supposed to translate to: "Among gamers, they're said to be unbeatable. 勝{か}つことは不可能{ふかのう}とまで言われるゲーマーの話を‌ (...
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Omitting the particle? 「時の経つのも忘れさせる」

明快な口調とテンポの良い楽しい授業が時の経つのも忘れさせる。 When I searched the Internet I found the phrase 時の経つのを忘れさせる. So, what is the reason for replacing the particle を with も?
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Interpretation of にはな in this sentence

I know that based on the title it might sound a bit odd, but thing is, there's a video game I like and it only has an English dub and Japanese subtitles. There's a line (which is spoken by a guy), ...
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では vs には in these two sentences

去年 広島に行きました 広島では原爆ドームに行きました。 私の国ではドラゴンロールというすしが人気があります。 In these two sentences why is では being used instead of には? 行きました is a traveling movement so you use に. No action is occurring in the ...
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Disambiguation of 大抵

I am having problems with when to understand 大抵 as: a) 事柄のあらまし。だいたいのようす。また、全体のうちの大部分。おおよそ。おおかた。(https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/大抵/#jn-133918) (or as defined in Apple's dictionary) 全体の中の大部分のもの。...
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What is the meaning of this な?

少なくともあなた自身は 見たら抜かずにはいられないほど嫌い、な様ではないようですし So , what does this な in {な様} mean ?
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Meaning of particle and word in provided sentence

What is the meaning of this sentence 高橋ですが、今よろしいでしょうか, is が being used to indicate that the speaker has more to say. Also what is the meaning of でしょう in this sentence?
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Why is が not being used in this sentence?

A: あの~、すみません。 B: はい。 A: このへんにこうしゅうでんわはありますか。 Image In the third sentence, は is used instead of が, but こうしゅうでんわ is something new being added to the conversation, which is a function of が.
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What is the meaning of のだと in this context?

これが学習者にとっては妙なのだと気付くには慣れが必要かもしれませんが What does のだとmean here ?
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What is the meaning or usage of the に at the end of the following sentence?

あなたもできる対処法とは? 不安から日常安心できる生活に 。 So what does the に here refer to? Is it になる?
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What is the meaning/usage of に in the following sentence?

ある事柄について感じた事(が、発表できる程度にまとまったもの)。 So, I understand the first sentence, but I'm a little confused about the second one. My translation is: to have a feeling about a certain matter to the extent of ...
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が vs は for intransitive verbs

In my textbook it says that to say: There is a good restaurant in this building. the translation is: このたてものにいいレストランがあります。 However, why is が used and not は? Would は be indicating a contrast (...
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the meaning of との here? [duplicate]

その場合、ウイルス性脳炎やギラン・バレー症候群などの神経疾患との鑑別に苦慮するなど診断が困難を極める。 What is the meaning of との in this sentence ?
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…がいい…のいい difference? [duplicate]

I have been stumbling upon phrases like 「頭のいい人」 「頭がいい人」 Or in relation to my other question 「都合の悪いところ」 「都合の悪いところ」 Are there any differences in meaning/nuance? And extending on 「のいい」while I am ...
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都合の悪いところ + 見て判断したそう + punctuation of this sentence

I am having several problems understanding this sentence: 「都合の悪いところは破っておいた日記と一緒に持ち帰った、小型デストロイヤーの足を見て判断したそうだ。」 First of all と一緒に持ち帰った、, especially the "、" confuses in the sense of the scope of と一緒に. ...
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what is the correct particle in this particular case, の or で [duplicate]

Which of these two forms is better to say "[This] is the best [something] in the world"? 「なになに」 これは世界で一番の「何々」ですよ それとも これは世界の一番の「何々」ですよ
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相手には when speaking of “two third persons”

I want to clarify my understanding of 相手には in the following sentence... 「人見知りをしない相手には強気なところがあるよな」 It refers to a person that usually acts rather shy around others but scolded one of her ...
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が function in this sentence?

In this sentence 昨日レストランに行きましたがすごく美味しかったですよ, what is the function of が? So far I have learned that this particle is used to emphasize what comes before it or is used as "but". However, I cannot ...
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What is the にはな used for in the following sentence?

「僕にはな、ちゃんとした名前が……」 Is the above にはな made from the に+は particles with a ない (omitted い), or is it something else entirely? Context provided below if it will help in solving the above issue. ...
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Who's afraid in 私が怖い? [duplicate]

In an anime I heard this sentence: どうして私と戦おうとしないの?私が怖いの? which is translated as "Why don't you want to fight me? Are you scared of me?". I'm not sure why が is used here: I found that 私は怖い means "I'...
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Say I want to speak with someone

How do you express that you want to speak with someone using Kanji? So far I imagine I would us something like マリオ話{はなせ}欲{ほ}しいます。Combining the name of the person "マリオ", expressing a want "欲{ほ}しい", and ...
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NO adjectives list or complete explanation

how can i distinguish between no adjectives and noun? particularly, No adjectives are joined with a ni particles, Is there any full list or something to remember about them ?
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Is there an omitted particle between the いい and 歳 in the following sentence?

こんな、少女と言っていい歳の女の子が殺し屋だと? I'm wondering if there is an omitted particle between the bolded いい and 歳 of the above sentence, which is the last sentence in the provided context below. Context: Narrative ...

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