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Pronoun Course

Lesson 3: here,there,where

In this lesson, I will teach you how to say “here, there, where” in Japanese.


How to say “here, there, where” in Japanese?

WordExplanation
ここここ means 【here】 →    place close to the speaker but far from the listener
そこそこ means 【there】 →    place close to the listener but far from the speaker
あそこあそこ means 【there】 →    place both far from the speaker and the listener
どこどこ means 【where】 →    place that you are uncertain

Examples:

ここはわたし大学だいがくです。
Here is my university.

そこは公園こうえんです。
It’s a park there.

あそこはあぶないです。
It’s dangerous there.

どこにきたいですか。
Where do you want to go?

Note:

If you are talking to your superior, you can use こちら/そちら/あちら/どちら instead of ここ/そこ/あそこ/どこ, they are more polite.

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10 thoughts on “Lesson 3: here,there,where

  1. so….
    the formal version of ここ、and これ is same?
    if that so, how can we differentiat them?
    from the context?

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    1. Yes, from context and full sentence, you should be able to tell which one is intended by the speaker.

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  2. ah, and yes, is there some kind of informal version here too?
    I mean we used to replace こちらwith こっち when we mean これ but in a formal way. can we do the same here?or is there some other shortcuts/informal way to say it in this situation?

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    1. Yes こっち can be used for both これ and ここ, and it can also be used to refer to oneself or person close to speaker.

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  3. ここは私の先生ですか?< Is my teacher here?

    あそこが危ないではありません< It's not dangerous there.

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    1. Oops I made a mistake in the first one.
      私の先生はここにいますか?< Correction.

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      correct!

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  4. I decided to make a sentence on my own and used Google and turned out to be true! Yayyyy, the sentence is : あなたの車はここにあります

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  5. i want to ask what is different between 行く and 行き ?

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      行き is noun form of 行く

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