[JLPT grammar] Difference between 山にのぼる and 山をのぼる

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N3 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]


Since the weather is nice, I want to climb a mountain.


「を (movement)」登る
=Used when a mountain is a transit point to somewhere else.

「に (destination)」登る
=Used when the destination is the summit and ‘climbing the mountain’ is your goal or purpose.


In your sentence, you should use ‘に’ because the purpose of the activity is to climb the mountain.


Last year, I went to Japan and climbed Mt. Fuji.

Tanaka-san lives in the mountains. To see him, we have to climb the mountain for about two hours.



I hope my explanation helps you.😊


In the JLPT course, all lessons come with homework, if you submit your homework, I will reply with corrections.
I can break down the Japanese grammar and point out mistakes, explaining the structure and nuances of Japanese in an easy-to-understand way.
You can also ask me any questions as much as you want. I will teach you until you get it!