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what is the meaning of なの here

There is a slight difference between 〜かもしれない and 〜なのかもしれない that is really hard to explain, but is nonetheless good to know because in a lot of cases one will be much more natural than the other. One ...
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Use of の with かもしれない

Yes, this is a typical example of explanatory-の. Looking at the source, we can see this sentence is trying to explain why the アザラシ was found in the mountain. 川に入ってしまいました。 The animal ended up ...
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「だね」「だよね」と「のだね」「のだよね」の違い

ポイントは、「んだよ」と「よね」がいずれもチャンク (chunk) として機能することと、「んだよね」を「んだよ+ね」と「んだ+よね」のいずれに解釈するかです。 お話のインフォーマントの方の解釈は「んだよ+ね」(4a)、つまり、ある文に「ね」がくっついた構造であって、その「ある文」というのが「んだよ」で終わる形、...
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What's the implication of ん when not asking a question?

Firstly, 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃないだ。 is not grammatical. じゃない cannot be followed by だ in standard Japanese, so the correct version of this sentence with the ん removed would simply be 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃない。 As for ...
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んです Conjugation

んです itself doesn't get conjugated, right? んです(≂ のです; particle の + copula です) conjugates to: んです、んでした、んでしょう、(んでして、) -- polite んだ、んだった、んだろう、んで、んなら -- plain And, as with な adjectives, な also gets ...
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How do the は and が function here?

As you can see in this chart, な in なのよ is the attributive form of だ ("the copula"). And だ/です safely works as the predicate of a sentence. (e.g., 今日は日曜日です, 私は学生です) よ is a feminine sentence-end particle....
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What connotation does なんだ add?

I also would like to add my information gained from my teacher at college. He says while the above explanation describes in great details in what context we use 「んだ」 or 「のだ」, basically it cannot be ...
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the meaning of たまに and んだ

Yes たまに means "occasionally." んだ at the end of the sentence is not related to たまに. This んだ is the colloquialism for のだ, which is often called explanatory no(da). In your sentence, んだ is not necessary ...
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Difference between の and から for denoting a reason/explanation

So-called "explanatory の" has many functions and it's not a good idea to look for a direct equivalent in English. See this answer and this one, and you can see that の is used way more casually than "...
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Is なの the casual form of んです or is んだ?

のです is a constructuon that: asks for or gives an explaination or information (or additional infos) 今日は仕事に行けません。病気なんです。 when you want to be sure that what you imagined or judged from a context is ...
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Why no んです in お花見の時はどこへ行っても、人がいっぱいです?

I think you did not refer to the right chapter of your textbook. If you have already read the proper explanation about this の, you should know it's mainly for explanation or clarification. Think of ...
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Trying to break down 2 sentences (Genki lesson 15 dialogue 1)

道子さんがquotationと言ってたから。 This た is not the copula. 言ってた is a contraction of 言っていた. Where ていた is the past (perfect) form of ている indicating continuation of state. By the way た is never the copula. It ...
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Is ので the same as のだ?

Yes, ので is related to のだ. This の sort of means 'thing' or '(the) thing is' in the sense of 'it is the case is that...'. For this reason, the difference between さむい? and さみいの?is that the first is a ...
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Is ので the same as のだ?

ので has similar meaning to から in that they can both mean "because, given that..." のだ, or のです are versions of んだ/んです that are more often used in writing and they don't really mean "because", they just ...
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Is なの the casual form of んです or is んだ?

Yes, they are synonymous. In fiction, frequently use of なの is a feature that's unique to girly characters, while in reality men use it too.
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Negative questions + の

Questions of のだ forms mean that you are trying to confirm if your judgement from your observation is true or not, opposed to simple questions. For example, simple くれる? means that your are asking ...
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Negative questions + の

The の particle here is the explanation particle, it gives an emphasis and further wish of explaining from the person who answers, I think it makes the question a bit stronger cause you just don't want ...
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Difference between の and から for denoting a reason/explanation

「から」 ex-1: 雨が降りそうだから、傘を持って行きます。 It looks like rain. I'll take my umbrella. (I'll take my umbrella, because it looks like rain.) 「ので」 ex-2: 雨が降りそうなので、傘を持って行きます。 These two have the same ...
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Using verb + "n desu", "n da" in questions and in statements and with no confirmation

First of all, "no" and "n" are same. "no" can become n if there is no stress. "no" is called 準体助詞, which makes a noun phrase from a sentence / an adjective. It is just like "that" in English. "no" ...
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Is a sentence like 彼がやったんだ past or present tense?

Both is past tense. The former is a question the latter is an answer (he did it). This topic is similar to this question: のだから vs のだ (んだから vs んだ)
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