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〜に [〜に] (ni)
    Meaning: (location marker, time marker, direction marker)
    Example: There's a dog in that car.
    JLPT Level: 4
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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  Notes:  
Ni can mark time such as:

At 3:00 pm, I studied French.
午後三時間にフランス語を勉強しました。

An object location marker:

In Tokyo, there is the Tokyo Tower.
東京に東京タワーにあります。

And direction:

I'm going to the store tomorrow.
明日店に行きます。
 
(Sakuratree)

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ex #668   その犬 が います 。[sono kuruma ni inu ga imasu ] 
There is a dog in that car.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #4885   10時約束があります。 
I have an appointment at ten.  
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(Miki)
ex #4886   きっかり9時来なさい。 
Come at nine o'clock sharp.  
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(Miki)
ex #4887   10人の学生が同時立ち上がった。 
Ten students stood up all at once.  
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(Miki)
ex #4888   2時空港見送りに行きます。 
I'm going to see her off at the airport at 2:00.  
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(Miki)
ex #4889   彼は休暇でコロラドいる。 
He is on vacation in Colorado.  
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(Miki)
ex #4890   だれか玄関いる。 
Someone is at the door.  
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(Miki)
ex #4891   その町はロンドンのすぐある。 
The town lies just above London.  
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(Miki)
ex #4892   その店は通りの左側ある。 
The shop is on the left side of the street.  
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(Miki)
ex #4893   アルプス山脈はヨーロッパの中央ある。 
The Alps are in the centre of Europe.  
 [edit]  
(Miki)
ex #4894   サンフランシスコはアメリカの西海岸ある。 
San Francisco is on the West Coast of the U.S.  
 [edit]  
(Miki)
ex #4895   テレビのリモコンがソファーのある。 
A TV remote control is under the couch.  
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(Miki)
ex #4896   バス停は学校の近くある。 
The bus stop is near our school.  
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(Miki)
ex #4897   ローマはイタリアある。 
Rome is in Italy.  
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(Miki)
ex #4898   空は私たちの頭上ある。 
The sky is over at heads.  
 [edit]  
(Miki)
ex #8631   午後6:00ビデオを作りました。 
I made the video at 6:00 pm.  
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(Sakuratree)

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  See Also:  
  • he [dc]
  • ni-2    (Note に use for object/time location vs. indirect object marker.) [Amatuka]
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  Comments:  
AmatukaThere are a few places where に can't be used.
×友だちにのプレゼント [tomodachi ni no purezento] BAD
○友だちへのプレゼント [tomodachi he no purezento] GOOD

And some where only に can be used
事務所にパソコンがある [jimusho ni pasokon ga aru]
 
arachanoxIn the Notes section, the first sample talks about three hours, the time span, not three o'clock,
三時間 is not 三時
And the second means
It's in Tokyo *at the Tokyo Tower.
I think.
 

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