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"I lost my wallet at the store."


June 9, 2017



This really needs しまう to be idiomatic. 店でさいふをなくしてしまいました。


I lost the wallets intentionally though...


Sorry, what is しまう and what does it add?


〜てしまう adds the meaning of "can't be undone." 財布をなくしてしまった means "I lost my wallet (unintentionally)."


That link is dead. Does anyone have a different one?


why is みせに wrong?


Replying because I'm interested too. Why で and not に? Is it because it explains details about the action of loosing the wallet?


Correct, で is used because it's giving context to a transitive verb.

C is the verb, B is the direct object the verb acted on, and A is either the place it happened, or another object that was used to perform C.
e.g. 箸で寿司を食べます (I eat sushi with chopsticks).
or レストランで寿司を食べます (I eat sushi at a restaurant).

That example applies to transitive verbs that need a direct object, i.e. use the を particle. With intransitive verbs に can be used. To take an example from an earlier lesson:
山に登りました ("I climbed the mountain," or more literally, "at the mountain, I ascended").

I think using に for this question would imply that you lost the wallet "at" the store in the same way you would throw a ball "at" a wall, which doesn't make sense. It would be used in different contexts like
e.g. 田中さんに花をあげます (I give flowers to Mr Tanaka)


Usually it insists on having us write "omise". This time it doesn't...


No honor to the store that made my lose my wallet!


Maybe you own the store in this case? :P

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    That's the only situation I can think of in which you wouldn't put お in front. Don't think I've ever seen 店 used without the お until this sentence here.


    what is the kanji for なくし?my typing prompted 失くしand I assumed it would be it as 失 means lost in Chinese. But it was not accepted by duo


    I put 店で私の財布をなくしました. And it wasn't accepted.


    I wrote 店で財布を失くした but Duo marked it as a mistake, why?

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