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を or に with のぼる

melon
Asked 5 years ago

I've noticed that in one question it will say 'やまにのぼる' then in another it says '山道をのぼる'

Is there a difference?

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Had to go digging for it but I remember examples like these from an old lesson, https://www.nihongomaster.com/lesson/view/117/all-a-particle-of-the-plan

"The difference in meaning between using に and using を is significant. Using に would mark the location I am going to; but using を means that I have traversed that area, without the goal of reaching that location. を marks where you have passed through, while に indicates a final destination. Different shades of meaning require different particles"

Based on the questions, the first one could mean "I'm going to climb the mountain." or "I'm climbing to the top of the mountain" and the second would be "I'm climbing the mountain path but I'm not at the end yet." or something along those lines.

Paulie
Answered 5 years ago

Ah thank you Paulie, your translation makes a lot of sense!

melon
Commented 5 years ago