NI and O *romaji*

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kokoro505
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NI and O *romaji*

Post by kokoro505 » Tue 07.19.2011 5:18 am

I am currently reading a Japanese grammar book and it states (Ni) marks the end point/ destination/target of a movement or a action. Then it vaguely states that (O) in contrast marks the starting point.

I am very puzzled! here is one of the examples: Torihiki-saki ni denwa suru zo.

"ni marks torihiki-saki(client) as the party she is going to call, in essence the target of her action"
thats what the book says.

my question is can someone please explain to me how to use (NI) in the three given contexts, along with (O) as a starting point.

the example they gave for a starting point for (O): kuruma O orimashita.

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Re: NI and O *romaji*

Post by NileCat » Tue 07.19.2011 10:05 am

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Re: NI and O *romaji*

Post by kokoro505 » Tue 07.19.2011 6:49 pm

thank you so much! very clear

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