Tag: こそあど

  • This rabbit with これ

    Grammar Explanation

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    Cocoa stops by the coffee shop “Rabbit House” to rest. When she notices something shaggy sitting atop the Chino, the barista, Chino explains:

    チノ:
    これですか? これはティッピーです 一応(いちおう)うさぎです」
    “Do you mean this? This is Tippy. It’s sort of a rabbit.”

    これ is used because the referenced object (Tippy) is near the speaker (Chino).

  • This coffee with これ

    Grammar Explanation

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    Cocoa tries to show off her ability to recognize the three types of coffee Chino made for her.

    ココア:
    これがブルーマウンテンかー」
    This is Blue Mountain.”

    これ is used because the referenced object (the coffee) is near the speaker (Cocoa).

  • That coffee with それ

    Grammar Explanation

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    Sampling the second coffee, Cocoa mistakenly identifies the coffee as Kilimanjaro. Chino corrects her.

    チノ:
    それがブルーマウンテンです」
    That is Blue Mountain.”

    それ is used because the referenced object (the coffee) is near the listener (Cocoa).

  • That schoolhouse over there with あれ

    Grammar Explanation

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    Chiya takes Cocoa to see where her new school is located. Coca is filled with excitement to see it.

    ココア:
    あれ(わたし)(あたら)しい (まな)()かぁ」
    “So that over there is my new schoolhouse.”

    あれ is used because the referenced object (the school house) is not near the speaker (Cocoa), and because there is no listener (due to this dialogue internal monologue).

  • That teaching style with あれ

    Grammar Explanation

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    At a pool visit, it’s learned that Rize doesn’t know how to swim. Syaro suggests she practice using a kickboard, but there’s something Rize is more interested in trying.

    リゼ:
    ()()()やつ あれがやりたい」
    “Being pulled along by the hands. I want to try that.”

    あれ is used as the referenced concept isn’t something taking place involving the speaker (Rize) or the listener (Syaro).

  • This and that with こそあど

    The words これ, それ, あれ, and どれ are pronouns. They can be used in place of a noun for the topic or subject of a sentence. The replaced noun can be either a tangible object or an intangible concept.

    これ refers to something near the speaker. Examples of これ.

    それ refers to something near the listener. Examples of それ.

    あれ refers to something which is away from both the speaker and the listener. Examples of あれ.

    どれ is used to ask which of three or more items. (Pending examples.)