The Japanese E particle in the Japanese language

Meet the japanese particle And and its use in the Japanese language!

Before anything else, it is necessary to remember that the particle and is written with the hiragana , which when not used as a Japanese particle has the pronunciation he.

the Japanese particle E

Like almost 90% of the sentences that have the particle and are used to indicate the direction of an action, this particle has become one of the easiest Japanese particles to learn.

Even having other grammatical functions, its main function is to indicate the purpose of an action.

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Indicating the direction of an action in Japanese

when the particle and is used before action verbs, it serves to indicate the objective (direction) of the action determined by the verb.

Examples:

私は日本行きます。

I'll to Japan.

いつ東京行きますか。

when will we go for Tokyo?

Indicating the end point of an action

In addition to indicating the direction of an action, the particle and can indicate the end of the action, making the conclusion of the action very clear. In these cases, it is common to find adverbs of time in the middle of Japanese sentences.

Examples:

私は今電車の駅着きました。

I arrived just now (exactly now) at the train station.

いつブラジルお帰りになりましたか。

When you come back to Brazil?

Indicating the recipient of a share

Often the particle and is used to indicate the person (or thing) to whom the action is directed.

During my studies, I realized some interesting things about the use of the particle and.

One of them was that the particle and can be followed by the particle at the.I still don't know why this happens, but it doesn't take away the particle's function and, since the particle at the There is no translation in these sentences.

Examples:

これはあなたのプレゼントです。

This gift is for you.

夕方田中さん電話をかけたが、いなかった。

I called for Mr. Tanaka's phone earlier in the evening, but he wasn't there.

Conclusion

As it was possible to perceive in today's article, the particle e is a grammar feature easy to learn. It has few functions and its translations are easy to perform.

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