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Questions tagged [relational-nouns]

相対名詞. A subtype of noun which shows a relationship between two other nouns, most commonly a spatial (空間) relationship, for example 「上」 in 「机の上にある本」. These nouns often express the same ideas as English prepositions.

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The difference between 'no naka' and 'no naka ni'

I understand that 'no naka' means 'in' or 'inside', but how does the meaning change when 'ni' is placed after it? For example: Hako no naka - inside the box. Hako no naka ni - ???
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Usage of を when meaning along/through

KUROSHIOのロボットは長さが5mぐらいで、深い海の中を時速8km以上で動くことができます。 The KUROSHIO robot is around 5m long and can move through the deep sea at speeds in excess of 8km per hour. I was wondering if 中 was necessary in ...
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Purpose of 中 in 自然の中で

自然の中でゆっくり凍った氷の味を楽しんでください。 Please enjoy the flavour of ice slowly made by nature. If not sure if I should read this as 'ice made by nature' or 'ice made in nature'. The 中 is really confusing me ...
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The meaning of の in this sentence: 私の方こそ聞きたいですね

私の means my? So why does it appear in this sentence? 私の方こそ聞きたいですね  Which translates to 'How? That's what I'd like to know.' Can Someone please give me a break down of this sentence? Thank you :)