Grammar detail: particle へ

particle へ - direction marker
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へ is used to show direction, placed after the location word or phrase.
John went to Tokyo.
へ is similar to に (for location), but where に emphasizes the location itself, へ emphasizes the direction. まで is also similar, but emphasizes the journey.
へ cannot be used to indicate progress but no physical direction. For example, the English expression 'become (a teacher etc.)' would use に not へ.
Important note: although hiragana へ (he) is used to write this particle, it is pronounced 'e' (to rhyme with the ay in birthday).
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See also:
  • particle に - location marker

Kanji used in this grammar

トウ   ひがし east   
キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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