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Pointing things/place/locations

With these words here, you will be able to point things/place/locations in Japanese. There usually a confusion in how to pick which pronouns to use. Actually there are a pattern in term of Japanese pronouns for things/place/locations. Depending on the usage, they start with KO, SO, A and DO syllable. After reading this post, we guarantee you won’t be confused anymore! Let’s start learning all about Japanese object/place pronouns!

こ, そ, あ and ど

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: Pointing something near the speaker

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: Point something near the listener

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: Point something far from both speaker/listener

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: To ask informationjapanese-location-object-pronouns

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And here are the lists of all common pronouns:

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Object/Thing :

これ | それ | あれ | どれ
この [object] | その [object] | あの [object] | どの [object]

We use these pronouns to point/locate object/noun.

これ VS この [noun] Usually there are confusion as to how they are both different. It’s easy if you see this sample below.

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As you can see, これ just means ‘this’. While この cannot stand alone. It needs to be attached to the object. In this case it’s この[テレビ], which means ‘This television’.

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Place:

ここ | そこ | あそこ | どこ

Place/Direction:

こちら | そちら | あちら | どちら
こっち | そっち | あっち | どっち (Less formal)

We use these pronouns for locations/place/directions.

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ここ VS こちら

ここ means “Here/This place/This location.” While こちら is more toward “This way/This direction/Over here/This place here/This location here”. It’s showing the direction of the place. Below is the example of usage using あそこ and あちら.

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About ど

The ど version is not being reviewed here since it’s a part of questions words. Questions words is more complex in usage. Check it out in the “Particle か and all about questions” page. *coming very soon*

  Related    Particle か and all about questions  *coming very soon*

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And that is all about it! Hurray!! We hope this blog make it easier for you to learn Japanese. We always waiting for comments & feedbacks to improve our contents!

Happy Learning!
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