〜へ [〜へ] (he)
Meaning: indicates direction of verb. Also pronounced 'e'
Example: I will go abroad next year.
JLPT Level: 4
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|へ and に there is no difference. They can both be used and are considered interchangeable. I see both に and へ in writing and talking. |
えきにいきます。- I'm going to the train station.
へ can replace に and vice versa.
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|dc||also used as a shortcut in email as in|
->this part is to DC:
|dc||? it would be nice to get an explanation of difference between ni and he. |
|Amatuka||"In motion constructions -ni and -e appear to have the same distribution [...]. The primary difference in distribution is that -ni may occur in other verbal contexts, as I show below, but -e may not, while -e may appear marking arguments in nominal constructions but -ni may not, [...]"|| |
|Amatuka||In theory へ is for movement in a direction, while に implies arrival at a specific destination.|
[or some such]. In practise there is very little difference.
|Amatuka||N = noun|| |
|Amatuka||Note: Apart from the |
letter / email addressing type usage you can't use へ to indicate going to a person.
e.g. (BAD) DCへ行きました。[DC he ikimashita] I went to DC.
(GOOD) DCの家へ行きました。[DC no ie he ikimashita] I went to DC's house.
|Anon||I'd get rid of the above 'bad' example, because DC is also a place (Washington DC), in which case you CAN say "DCへ行きました。" Put some other person's name in that to make your point, and then please delete this comment :)|| |
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