A report published by the Ministry of Foreigner Affairs has revealed the overwhelming majority of gaijin still have no idea about the difference between the particles で and に.

“Yeah they know the standard uses of these particles, but they still have no idea about the nuances,” the report says.

“If you ask a gaijin the difference between 「ベッドにねる」 and 「ベッドでねる」, they will be clueless.”

The report also said that after foreigners become aware of this report pointing out their ignorance, they will check Google to try find the answer.

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