We haven’t actually covered the right verb for saying things like “There are books at the library”, but I promise to cover that as soon as we finish with our basic lessons on prepositions.
公園 = こうえん = park
家 = うち = house
The Knights Who Say…
Blue: に is one of the most flexible and important of all 日本語 prepositions.
Yellow: Then why did we wait until our fifth preposition lesson to talk about it?
Blue: The simplest use of に is to mark locations: In the park. 公園に. At my house. 家に.
Yellow: Can’t we also us で to mark locations?
Blue: You use で when the location helps the verb happen: “I am studying in the library”.
Blue: You use に when telling where something is at: “There are books at the library”.
Yellow: What if I say I’m studying at the library, but I’m not actually using the library to study?
Blue: I’m pretty sure there isn’t special grammar for telling fibs.