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Grammar detail: (に)限る

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JLPT:
(に)限る - limit (-ed to), restrict (-ed to)
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noun
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(に)限る
means
limit (-ed to), restrict (-ed to)
This expression often takes the passive form 限られる, as is demonstrated in the first example and に generally follows the noun. However there are cases as can be observed in the second example where は precedes 限られている, in which case the meaning is 'limited', rather than 'limited to'.
そのクラス
がくせいすう
学生数
15
にん
かぎ
られている

The number of students in the class is limited to fifteen.
ちきゅう
地球
しげん
資源
かぎ
られている

The resources of the earth are limited.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   かぎ to limit, restrict   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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スウ   ス   かず number   かぞえる to count   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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チ   ジ    ground   
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キュウ   たま ball   
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シ    assets   
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ゲン   みなもと source, origin   
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