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Case particle 2:の

Function 1: describe the noun in detail

Example 1:

彼女かのじょかお可愛かわいいです

Her face is cute.

Explanation:

“face” here is her face,so “her” describe the “face” in detail

 

Example 2:

これは友達ともだち田中たなかです

This is my friend Tanaka.

Explanation:

Who is Tanaka,he is my “friend”,so the “friend”describe the “Tanaka” in detail

 

Function 2: the attributive clause

Examples:

水泳すいえいのできるひと

The man who can swim.

 

わたしそつぎょうしたがっこう

The school that I graduated from.

 

Function 3: the quantity of noun

Example 1:

つの椅子いす

Three chairs

Explanation:

“three” is the quantity of chairs.

 

Example 2:

二人ふたり友達ともだち

Two friends

Explanation:

“two” is the quantity of friends.

3 thoughts on “Case particle 2:の

  1. Can you please explain the attributive clause a little bit more?

    Also, in this sentence: 部屋に三つの椅子があります。I don’t understand the function of の and why it comes after “three things”.

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