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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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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

こう (romaji )

  1. like this, in this way, so, thus

Verb

こう (romaji kou)

  1. 請う: ask, beg, request, entreat, appeal, solicit

Kanji reading

こう (romaji )

  1. : mouth, opening, entrance, hole; kind, sort; job
  2. : work, craft, art, skill; workman, artisan
  3. : hole, cavity
  4. : prince, lord; public
  5. : "A", first, the former, the one; shell, armor, tortoise shell, crab shell; back of the hand; instep; the back
  6. : efficiency, merit, distinguished services, achievement, success, exploit, honor, credit
  7. : light, ray, beam; radiance, brilliance, brightness; shine, flash, gleam, glitter, glimmer, twinkle, sparkle, glow, luster, gloss
  8. : river, creek; inlet, bay
  9. : fragrant, sweet smelling; incense
  10. : (prefix) school; military field officer
  11. : section, member, term
  12. : mine; mineral, ore
  13. : heavy rope, hawser; main points; (biological classification) class
  14. 稿: draft, manuscript, rough copy
  15. : steel; hard, strong, tough
  16. : measure, weigh, judge, consider
  17. : buy, purchase; hire

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