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

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規則に違反してはいけない。に or を?

I'm confused if I should use に or を in this sentence. (Also if は/が could fit here).
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How is のに used here? [duplicate]

https://youtu.be/tdiMAnRekgs?t=4m37s 開けるのに時間を要します. Translated in a Japanese teaching video as "It takes some time to open". From what I understand, it has meanings of despite/although and the like. ...
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Use of Nagara if two people are involved

Can you still use nagara if two people are doing the actions? For example I was reading while he was making dinner.
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Sushi wa sukidesuka vs sushi ga sukidesuka?

According to Google, I should use ga: (Anata wa) sushi ga sukidesuka? Why ga and not wa?
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When can you use the particle さ? [duplicate]

I've seen and heard so much the particle さ but I don't get the hang of it. Does it mean anything or make some kind of emphasis? Can you use it anywhere in the sentence? Because I've seen it in any ...
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Difference between か, の and のか

To ask, for example, "Have you already finished doing homework?", is there any difference in using か, の and のか? もう宿題を終えたか? もう宿題を終えたの? もう宿題を終えたのか? I'm a little bit confused about how many ...
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Usage of で particle in this sentence: この問題用紙は全部で8ページあります

Usage of particle で and に have been causing me quite some difficulties from the beginning (I keep on using で instead of に and vice versa). From what I've learned so far, particle で indicates either ...
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Is 今日本に何時ですか correct?

What I'm trying to say is "what time is it in Japan right now?". My main problem is if I placed 今 correctly and if I should use に or は?
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Usage of な in this sentence

What is the meaning of な in the following sentence? この動画に映り込んでる背景は僕の家な気がする。 Is it an abbreviation of なんて or なんか? Or is it simply a filler as explained in this answer?
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Is に required after 後?

"I moved two years ago" would be 二年前に引っ越した I think, but if I want to say after x time, would I use に?E.g. 四日後に, or is it not required?
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ここに書いた or ここで書いた?

Which particle do I use to say that something is written somewhere? I googled both versions and they have a similar number of hits. Can I use both? Is there a difference between the two?
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Why is the が particle used in this sentence?

In this sentence: 彼女はお姉さんが着るのと同じ種類の服を着る。 She wears the same variety of clothes as her sister wears. Why is the が particle used to mark the sister as the subject, when the one doing the action ...
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に->には / で->では etc

My question is kinda simple (I hope). When somebody asks you, for example: 学生りょうにTVがありますか。 Can you answer: 台所にはありますが、部屋にはありません。 Or do you use: 台所にありますが、部屋にはありません。 Can you also explain ...
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Need help with particles to understand sentences

first english is not my mothertongue, so if i make mistakes, correction are welcome. i'm reading an adult light novel and have some problem translating and understanding precisely two sentences. First ...
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About は particle and the 'contrast' it implies

I started learning Japanese about 2 months ago and today, while talking with a friend of mine who has been studying Japanese for about two years, he gave me this example scenario about は particle and ...
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Confusion with に、を、と particles used with verbs like 感じる

Consider this sentence: 私は試験のために勉強しなかったことが残念に感じる。I feel regret that I didn't study for the exam. 1.Why is the に particle used instead of と? I have read the answer to this post which considers how ...
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How do I combine “I speak Japanese” with “I like to …”?

So to say you like something, you you could say: 僕は[blank]がすきです。 and to say something like "I speak Japanese", you could say: 僕は日本語が話します。 So say I wanted to say I like to speak Japanese, how could ...
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can someone explain the use of で particle in this sentence: こんなに単純で当たり前なこと

i'm getting confused with the で particle in this sentence. This line belongs to Keno. The complete line is: こんなに単純で当たり前なことが 本当は、一番見失いがちだからね.
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The difference between に and で when focusing on location vs. action

Consider these sentences (scenario 1): (私は)公園に花を植える。(I) plant flowers IN the park. (focus on the park) vs (私は)公園で花を植える。(I) PLANT flowers in the park. (focus on planting) First of all, I would ...
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can someone explain the use で in this sentence: 今日も元気で過ごせたらイイよね

Im having trouble getting the correct translation of the sentence because of the で particle, i dont know if its being use as a particle or is the imperative form of 元気
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を after particle (であるかを)

This is probably an easy question, but I can't find a clear satisfying answer to it after looking it up so I figured I'd ask here. 自分がどんな人であるかを知ってもらいたい 1) Why can を act on a particle? I understand ...
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Did つ (助数詞) actually mean の?

There are quite a few examples were tsu actually means no. まつ毛・睫毛・睫 matsuge actually comes from 目の毛 me no ke (ma is another pronunciation for 目 me) 沖つ宮 okitsumiya(aslo written 沖津宮, but, as Meikyou ...
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The meaning of “もの” in this sentence [duplicate]

その地域では今も戦争で日に何人もの人が死んでいる。 I encountered the above sentence. But, if it were me, I would write something like this: その地域では今も 戦争で(日々or日)に何人も死んでいる。 Is there any difference between the two in terms ...
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Can sentence-ending particles be used at the end of an independent clause?

With the sentence: 「僕は今度遠い所へ行くからね、その前一寸お前に遭いに来たよ。」 "I am leaving now to go to a far away place, so before that I came to meet you for a short time." Assuming I read that right, then it seems like ...
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Help understanding trailing “ものを” in song lyrics

The following is a stanza from an enka song: あれから幾つの 流れ星 かぞえた女の 一途な願い 面影胸に 待ちわびて 積丹かもめに なれるなら カムイの岬 どこまでも あなたを探して 飛ぶものを I get what the lyrics are saying, I'm just wondering what the ...
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Is writing the “wa particle” as は a modern convention?

Recently, I was given a copy of Complete Course of Japanese Conversation-Grammar by Oreste and Enko Elisa Vaccari. As it dates back to 1967, I was expecting at least a few things to be a bit old-...
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What is the inheritance order of も and は topics?

Can a topic that is identified via the も particle be included in a は topic that comes AFTER it? e.g. Two sequential sentences from a book I'm reading: 1st Sentence: ほかの鳥は、もう、よだかの顔を見ただけでも、...
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reason for the ね in いいですね。

To my understanding, ”いいですね” means something along the lines of "that's good" or "that's fine." However, the ending particle ”ね” is used to prompt a response from the listener. As I've seen it used in ...
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Could someone please explain the correct translation of this sentence?

While reading a JP children's book, I found this sentence: 顔は、ところどころ、味噌をつけたようにまだらで、くちばしは、平たくて、耳までさけています。 which I roughly understand as: [As for its] face, here and there, [it has ] spots/speckles ...
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~にけがをする versus ~をけがする

私は左手にけがをした。 私は左手をけがした。 Are both correct?
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流すのもなんなので - Translation help

I'm currently reading through the 灰と幻想のグリムガル light novel at the moment and have become stuck on this page containing the below sentence. I've provided an image for context as I think you'll need it. ...
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What particle (の;を) should I use between noun/verb and ~方 (買い方;歩い方 etc.)?

I'm not sure of particles in these 3 sentences, especially this particle-の between noun/verb and ~方, are they OK? (If you see any other grammar mistake, you may let me know too.) 1)着物を着ての歩い方は何ですか。 ...
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Do we really have to change particles (usually が into は) in negative and interrogative sentences?

Which alternatives sounds more natural? 1.1 - その本は読めない。 1.2 - その本が読めない。 2.1 - ゴルフは上手じゃない。 2.2 - ゴルフが上手じゃない 3.1 - この映画は見たくない。 3.2 - この映画が見たくない。 3.3 - この映画を見たくない。 4.1 - 日本語は分からない。 4.2 - 日本語が分からない。 ...
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Usage of に to indicate purpose

I'm trying to understand the use of に as a particle to indicate the purpose of someone moving to another place to do something. For example, lets say that I want to say "I'm going home to eat dinner." ...
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V + n-janai vs -ne vs -n-desu-ne

What's the difference between these 3 forms of a verb: 1) 勝てるんじゃない 2) 勝てるね 3) 勝てるんですね ?
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Usage of しな particle [duplicate]

As I've treated it, the しな at the end of the sentence is just し("not only, but also")+な(=ね). But Jisho.org says it could also mean "having just started...". Is this true? Is there an example of this ...
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Meaning of からと?

The following is a sentence in 新完全マスターN2. 高い服をもったいないからと着ないでいるのは、それこそもったいないというものだ。 I don't understand what is happening with からと, or how the meaning would be any different if the と were removed ...
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When is the particle “に” redundant in the phrase “ために”

Compare the following two sentences, "ため" is used to express 原因 in both sentences: 寒さのために死んだ。 日本は島国のため、陸上には国境がない。 I wonder if I can choose to add the particle "に" as I want, but one of my ...
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How to know if ~たら is hypothetical or temporal

I encountered the following sentence in the chapter introducing conditionals from the online grammar guide Imabi. 休んだら、元気になったWhen I rested, I got better. Earlier, the article explained that たら can ...
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Help me with this Translation

I'm a beginner in Japanese so I'm trying to read and translate a light novel to improve my vocabulary so I came across this sentence: 他{ほか}の生徒{せいと}たちが部活{ぶかつ}に帰宅{きたく}にと平和{へいわ}な放課後{ほうかご}を過{す}ごす中{なか}、...
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Why is it 休暇で and not 休暇に?

I'm wondering why we use で with 休暇 and why it can't be に like in 夏休みに. Update: In the sentence,「私たちは休暇でここに来ました。海辺のホテルに泊まっていました。」, I wondered why they used で instead of に.
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Does ピンク use a な-particle?

Page 82 of Fluent Forever's "Awesome Word List" for Japanese says that ピンク is a noun or a な-adjective. However, jisho.org says it's a の-adjective, and I recall hearing elsewhere that it is a の-...
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Saw this sentence in the title of an article and I'm a bit confused [duplicate]

日本のスノーアクティビティを体験 If the particle を is used here shouldn't it be 体験した/する if it is acting like a verb?
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Meaning of も vs でも for “even”

I'm wondering about the difference between も and でも for their "even" meaning. Using example sentences from A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, 私は難しい仕事でもする。(original, pg 112) 私は難しい仕事もする。(...
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About を in 再稼働をてこに収益改善

Can anyone please tell me what does を in 再稼働をてこに収益改善 in the sentence below indicate? I know that を is followed by a verb, but how come in this case it's followed by a noun てこ? 広島高裁による四国電力伊方原発3号機(...
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What's the difference between ぬきで & ぬきの and 入りの & 入りで?

I can't find the difference and in the book that I use there is no explanation. Context: It is about ordering food. I have two sentences: ミルクと砂糖入りの紅茶はいくらですか。 ホットコーヒーをミルクと砂糖入りでください。
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What does とも mean and how to use it

On Lang-8 I wrote I a journal entry. I wrote その後で、兄が買ったトランプをしました。三回をして、三回を勝ちました。 This got corrected to その後で、兄が買ったトランプをしました。三回をして、三回とも勝ちました。 What does とも mean here? And how do I use this ...
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I don't understand the usage of で in this sentance

This is from the headline of a news article in NHK News Easy. 日本の人口が減る 赤ちゃんが今まで「で」いちばん少ない Can someone explain this one to me? Thanks!
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tamago o yoku tabemasu

tamago o yoku tabemasu. kudamono wa amari tabemasen. Why for the first sentence with tamago, the particle "o" is used where as for the second sentence with kudamono, particle "wa" is used?
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Would I use の in this sentence?

If I wanted to say "My opinion is different from yours" would I say 僕の意見はあなたのと違います?