Demonstratives (JLPT N5 Grammar)

Demonstratives occur in the “ko-“, “so-“, “a-” and “do-” series.

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The “ko-” series refers to things closer to the speaker than hearer, the “so-” series for things closer to the hearer, and the “a-” series for things distance to both the speaker and the hearer.

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With “do-“, demonstratives turn into the corresponding interrogative form. “doko” means “where”, and “dochira” means “which direction”. “dochira” can also mean “where”, in which case it’s politer than “doko”.






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