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Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
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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

その (kanji 其の, romaji sono)

  1. that (demonstrative, near the speaker)
    読みたいそのです
    わたしがよみたいほんは、そのほんです。
    Watashi ga yomitai hon wa, sono hon desu.
    What I want to read is that book.

Usage notes

  • The hiragana spelling (その) is preferred to the kanji spelling (其の), which is rarely used.

Related terms

Noun

その (romaji sono)

  1. : garden; park; plantation
  2. : garden

Kanji reading

その (romaji sono)

Kun-reading of:

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