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September 2nd, 2014 at 06:30 PM
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Did you get it right?

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December 12th, 2018 at 08:18 AM
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Hi Nad,


Thanks for asking the question.

Have you heard the word "両方・りょうほう・ryōhō?" It means "the both."

"ほう" in the みたほうの uses the same kanji character and it indicates one side of a comparison​. (The lady looked at two different computer and decides to take the first one she looked at = making a comparison.)

"の" in the みたほうの is modifying particle and shows possession. Technically, the sentence should have been

「じゃあ、さいしょにみたほうのパソコンにします。」

But since it's obvious that she's buying a computer, パソコン is being omitted in the sentence and become

「じゃあ、さいしょにみたほうのにします。」


For details of の particle and omitting the second noun, please watch the following lesson. Right around [1:32], it talks about :

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/ultimate-japanese-particle-guide-7-%E3%81%AE-no-the-modifying-particle/?lp=307


I hope this helps.


Sincerely,

Miki H

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Nad
November 23rd, 2018 at 11:52 PM
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I would like to understand みたほうのにします。:)

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January 5th, 2017 at 05:46 PM
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Ryan san,

Konnichiwa.:smile:

お選びください is politer than 選んでください.

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Ryan
December 22nd, 2016 at 02:08 PM
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Can you explain why it uses 選びください instead of 選んでください?

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September 5th, 2016 at 05:13 PM
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Michael san,

Konnichiwa.

I see.

Now you got it, rght?:wink:

Yuki 由紀

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Michael
August 26th, 2016 at 09:41 AM
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I was close, but I didn't realize that when she said 「重いですね」that it was "too" heavy. I thought she was just agreeing and I got confused.