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.
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.||
kyou nanimo nomimasen desita.
|I will meet you tomorrow.||
asita anata ni aimasu.
|I bought the tickets at eight o'clock.||
watasi ha hatizi ni tiketto wo kaimasita.
|She went to New York in February.||
kanozyo ha nigatu ni nyuu yooku ni ikimasita.
|Would you like to do something on Friday?||
kinyoubi ni nanika simasen ka?