Particles

Particle E (へ)


1. 

へ (E) is used to indicate an action's recipient. へ always conveys the concept of a physical or abstract direction. The particle に (NI) can also be used in this case, but expresses the destination rather than the direction.

NOTE: へ is the hiragana for HE, but the H is never pronounced when it's the particle!

中村(なかむら)さん請求書(せいきゅうしょ)(おく)りました
Nakamura san e seikyuusho o okurimashita.
I’ve sent the invoice to Mr. Nakamura.

2. 

The particle へ (E) is used to indicate a direction or goal someone is moving towards. The particle に (NI) can also be used in this case, but expresses the destination rather than the direction.

NOTE: へ is the hiragana for HE, but the H is never pronounced when it's the particle!

その(ふね)(みなみ)(ほう)(すす)んでいる
Sono fune wa minami no hou e susunde iru.
The boat is sailing southward.

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