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Jpn preps (was: all possible cases ;-))

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2001, 9:47
--- Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote:
> Japanese, for instance, tends to use a lot of > prepositional phrases > where we have single prepositions, like _no naka ni_ > for "in", literally > something like "In the interior of".
Yes, but just to clarify, that is when "in" means "in the middle of" or "out of (X and Y)". But, if you mean to express "in (his house)" then you can just use _ni_ in Japanese. Sometimes, even _de_ is used, as in the case "I go in his car" (kare no kuruma de iku). Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals.