Double に?

JohnB232

JohnB232

In Lesson 2.8 there are the sentences  らいしゅう かぞく に あいます  (I will meet my family next week.) and  しち じ に いきます  (I will go at 7 o'clock).

In the first sentence, に is used to show a point of contact, and in the second sentence に is used to note the specific time of an action. In the first sentence,  らいしゅう  is not followed by に  because it is a relative time.

If I wanted to say, “I will meet my family at 7 o'clock,” would I say,  しち じ  かぞく  あいます ?

Is using double particles like this reasonable since they're referencing two different things? If so, I suppose this would mean a particle such as に could then be used many times even in relatively short, simple sentences since each one would point to something different? 

Thanks a bunch.

EarleyGrave

EarleyGrave

Yes, that's how you'd say it. There are many sentences with multiple に particles like this.

Emma-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor

Emma-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor

こんにちは (Konnichiwa) JohnB232 and EarleyGrave,

 

Thank you for your question.

You're absolutely right, and your sentence is perfect too. Good job! 

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions. 

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