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Japanese

Japanese demonstratives (edit)
ko- so- a- do-
此れ (, kore)
this one
其れ (, sore)
that one
彼れ (, are)
that one over there
何れ (, dore)
which one?
此の (, kono)
(of) this
其の (, sono)
(of) that
彼の (, ano)
(of) that over there
何の (, dono)
(of) what?
んな (konna)
like this
んな (sonna)
like that
んな (anna)
like that over there
んな (donna)
how? what sort of?
此処 (, koko)
here
其処 (, soko)
there
彼処 (そこ*, asoko*)
over there
何処 (, doko)
where?
此方 (ちら, kochira)
this way
其方 (ちら, sochira)
that way
彼方 (ちら, achira)
that way over there
何方 (ちら, dochira)
which way?
()
in this manner
()
in that manner
* (ā*)
in that (other) manner
如何 (, )
in what manner?
* irregular formation

Prefix

ā (hiragana ああ)

  1. in that (other) manner, in that other way

Interjection

ā (hiragana ああ)

  1. ああ: oh!, ah Ah!



Mandarin

Pronunciation

Interjection

ā (Pinyin, traditional and simplified )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) ah; oh

Usage notes

  • placed at the end of a sentence, or used by itself to express surprise.

Noun

ā (Pinyin, traditional , simplified )

  1. actinium

Pinyin

ā (form of a1 with diacritic)

  1. : (used in translation)
  2. : to salt, to pickle; to be dirty
  3. : prefix in names; transliteration of /a/

References

  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

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