What's new

Welcome to Japan Reference (JREF) - the community for all Things Japanese.

Join Today! It is fast, simple, and FREE!

Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

で/に

Andromedashun

先輩
Joined
3 Jan 2012
Messages
842
Reaction score
9
1. 部長、新製品のことご相談したいんですが。

What's the meaning of で here? Is it for reason?

2. ある会社が二十歳の女性、結婚の意識について調査をした。

What's the meaning of に, or is it followed by something that is omitted?
 

Morphling

先輩
Joined
3 Apr 2013
Messages
273
Reaction score
32
で/に

に here means に対する、に対して. に has this function built in already though.
 

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Moderator
Joined
22 Feb 2008
Messages
17,444
Reaction score
3,579
1)
Yes. You can think ~のことで is the same as ~について "about / regarding to".

2)
に indicates the target of 調査(を)する.
 
Last edited:

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Moderator
Joined
22 Feb 2008
Messages
17,444
Reaction score
3,579
に is used when asking questions to the target (e.g. questionnaire research). This に is the same as 二十歳の女性に聞いた, therefore it can't be used in, for instance, 公園の樹木を調査した instead of を (because woods can't answer your questions). を has a nuance that the subject researches the target directly as in my example above, but it's acceptable if the word order is 結婚の意識について二十歳の女性を調査した probably due to collocation.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom