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Updated 2007-05-10 22:49

Japanese Demonstratives

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これthis/these
それthat/those
あれthat/those (over there)
どれwhich? [of many]
このthis/these~
そのthat/those~
あのthat/those~ (over there)
どのwhich~?
こいつthis guy
そいつthat guy
あいつthat guy (over there)
どいつwhich guy?
ここthis place/here
そこthat place/there
あそこthat place (over there)
どこwhich place/where?
こう・このように[do something] this way/like this
そう・そのように[do something] that way/like that
ああ・あのように[do something] that way/like that
どう・どのように[do something] how?
これからfrom this/now on
それからfrom that/ that time on
あれからsince then
どれからbeginning with/from which?
こんなにthis many/much
そんなにthat many/much
あんなにthat many/much
どんなにhow much?/to what extent?
これくらい ・このくらいabout this many/much
それくらい ・そのくらいabout that many/much
あれくらい ・あのくらいabout that many/much
どれくらい ・どのくらいabout hw much?
こちら・こちthis way/here/I
そちら・そちthat way/there/you
あちら・あちover that way/over there/he-she-they
どちら・どちwhich way?/where?/which [of two]
このような・こいう・こんなthis kind of /like this /this lousy~
そのよいな・そいう・そんなthat kind of /like that /that lousy~
あのよいな・あいう・あんなthat kind of /like that /that lousy~
どのよいな・どいう・どんなwhat kind of /like what? (never negative)
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