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Lesson 85: Time and the に-particle


The most commonly used particle in conjunction with time is the -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.わたし は はち に チケット を いました。
watasi ha hatizi ni tiketto wo kaimasita.
She went to New York in February.かのじょ は がつ に ニュー ヨーク に きました。
kanozyo ha nigatu ni nyuu yooku ni ikimasita.
Would you like to do something on Friday?きんよう に なにか しません か?
kinyoubi ni nanika simasen ka?

Note that though 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.きょ なにも みません でした。
kyou nanimo nomimasen desita.
I will meet you tomorrow.した あなた に います。
asita anata ni aimasu.
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