JLPT N5 Grammar (ni/e)


to (indicates direction / destination)

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ni&e direction particle に へ jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (ni) & (e) . Meaning: to (indicates direction / destination).

Both are interchangeable.

Example A) に


gakkou ni iku.

To go to school.

Example B) へ


gakkou e iku.

To go to school.

Other Meanings

に can also be used to say in, at, on, etc.. See full lesson for .

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

nihon ni modoritai.
I want to go back to Japan.
Example #2

nihon ni kita koto wa arimasu ka?
Have you ever been to Japan?
Example #3

douyatte gakkou ni kayottei masuka?
How do you go to school?
Example #4

kyou wa shigoto ni ikitakunai.
I don't want to go to work today.
Example #5

doko e ittan desu ka?
Where did you go? / Where were you?
Example #6

ie e mukatteiru tokoro desu.
I'm heading home now.
Example #7

soko e iku ni wa kuruma de 6 jikan kakaru.
It takes 6 hours to drive there by car.
Example #8

maitoshi hokkaidou e sukii ni iku.
Every year I go to Hokkaido to go skiing.

Vocabulary List

行くいくto go
戻るもどるto return
来るくるto come/go
通うかようto go/ commute
いえhome/ house
向かうむかうto head towards
毎年まいとしevery year

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