Lesson 85: Time and the に-particle
The most commonly used particle in conjunction with time is the に-particle. Up until now, you have used this particle to show presence at or movement towards a destination. In addition to that usage, it also means at when following a time.
|I bought the tickets at eight o'clock.||私 は 八時 に チケット を 買いました。|
watasi ha hatizi ni tiketto wo kaimasita.
|She went to New York in February.||彼女 は 二月 に ニュー ヨーク に 行きました。|
kanozyo ha nigatu ni nyuu yooku ni ikimasita.
|Would you like to do something on Friday?||金曜日 に 何か しません か？|
kinyoubi ni nanika simasen ka?
Note that though に is used with the time expressions including hours, weekdays and months. There are other cases in which they are not used together with a time expression, as in the sentences below which you have learned earlier.
|I didn't drink anything today.||今日 何も 飲みません でした。|
kyou nanimo nomimasen desita.
|I will meet you tomorrow.||明日 あなた に 会います。|
asita anata ni aimasu.