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100 GRAMMAR POINTS

67. On, In, Above, Behind

A good knowledge of position particles will help glue everything together.


ni – on

本があります。
tsukue ni hon ga arimasu.
There is a book on
the desk.


のうえに no ue ni – on top of

のうえに本があります。
tsukue no ue ni hon ga arimasu.
There is a book on (top of) the desk.


のしたに no shita ni – under…

のしたに本があります。
tsukue no shita ni
hon ga arimasu.
There is a book under the desk.


の後ろに no ushiro ni – behind…

の後ろに本があります。
tsukue no ushiro ni hon ga arimasu.
There is a book behind the desk.

100 GRAMMAR POINTS

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  • Jendrej says:

    If 「の上に」 means “on top of”, how would one say “above”? This post is incomplete, especially that “above” was even mentioned in the title.

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