"I get on an airplane at the airport."


June 12, 2017



I'm confused, I don't really know how で and に particles work in this sentence.

June 12, 2017


For long-term verbs (most verbs), we use で. We use に for short-term verbs like "to be, to stay, to live, to wait". I hope It was helpful.

November 27, 2017


What do you mean - verbs? ひこうき and くうこう? Please explain.

April 2, 2019


It wasn't.

March 12, 2018


で is the way something is done. How are we boading the plane? Via the airport, so its airportで. The action is "getting on". Where are we doing that? On the plane, so its Airplaneに. It quite a nuanced example

July 5, 2017


で marks the method (the airport), and に marks the destination (the airplane).

January 16, 2019


Basically for the verb のります you always use the particle に to indicate the vehicle you're boarding or in which you already are, and in japanese sentences in general you want to avoid using the same particle even if it acts in different ways, therefore here you use で to indicate the place where the action is taking place.

April 21, 2019


In Kanji: 空港で飛行機に乗ります。

August 5, 2017


I reversed the position of ひこうきに and くうこうで and DL marked this wrong. The correct particles were connected to the appropriate nouns and the verb was correct and in the correct position. Basically I wrote "At the airport, I get on an airplane." I thought that was all right to reposition nouns and their particles. Is this an error? Please advise. Arigato in advance.

January 26, 2018


Should be fine. I'd report it.

March 12, 2018


You mean you wrote 飛行機に空港で乗ります? That should be fine.

April 15, 2018


I wrote the same, I thought order didn't matter

June 23, 2018


Hikouki ni kukou de norimasu

December 31, 2017


Surprising, it accepted 空港で飛行機に乗ります. Good work on this one!

April 15, 2018


I'm getting marked wrong on this one on the web because it's asking for a period at the end (which there's no way to do via the interface).

"You used the wrong word. くうこうでひこうきにのります。"

October 14, 2017


Period is never necessary, you probably typoed.

April 15, 2018


ひこうきにくうこうでのります was also accepted.

May 23, 2019
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