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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

どう (kanji 如何, romaji )

  1. in what manner?

Usage notes

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

Synonyms

Derived terms

Interjection

どう (romaji )

  1. Casual greeting: Howdy? What's new? What's up?
    どう? まあまあ
    Howdy? So-so.
  2. Casual question: It works? Is it OK?
    どう? いいんじゃない
    It works? Seems OK.
  3. Call out to horses or cows to control/stop them: ho! hoy!

Noun

どう (romaji )

  1. : the large intestine; the body
  2. : copper, brass, bronze cuprum
  3. : hall; government office
  4. : move, happen; movement, action
  5. : page, boy servant
  6. : labor; work

Prefix

どう (romaji )

  1. : same, similar; together with

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