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  • particle
    indicates possessive
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    • occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
  • nominalizes verbs and adjectives
    • substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
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    • (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
        • often ん
      • female term
        (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
        • (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question

          Example sentences

          Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.

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          • Japanese sentence

            時が経つのにつれて、フットボールの試合をより安全な競技にするために規則が付け加えられていったのです。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            As time went on, rules were added to the game to make it safer.

          • Japanese sentence

            私のウェブページに来て私のことをもっと知ってください。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            Visit my webpage and find out more about me.

          • Japanese sentence

            うちの父ったら、夜私を一人で外へ出してくれないの。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            My father doesn't let me go out alone at night.

          • Japanese sentence

            あなたはアルバイトをしているの。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            Do you have a part time job?

          • Japanese sentence

            100人近くの人がいたが、ほとんど会ったことのない人たちだった。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            There were almost 100 people, few of whom I had seen before.