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Japanese Demonstrative Adjectives Made Simple For Beginners

What's a demonstrative adjective in Japanese?

Demonstrative adjectives describe nouns and their position. They're placed after the noun.

There are three demonstrative adjetives in Japanese. They are as follows:

EnglishKatakana/HiraganaRomaji
ThisこのKono
ThatそのSono
あのAno
  • ----> Kono-------->It refers to an object or person near to the speaker
  • ----> Sono--------> It refers to an object or person near to the listener
  • ----> Ano---------> It refers to an object or person far from both the speaker and the listener

Examples:

  • Whose is this umbrella?
  • Kore wa dare no kasadesu ka?
  • This bag is mine
  • Kono kaban wa watashi nodesu
  • That dog is yours.
  • Sono inu wa anata shidaidesu
  • That is John's bag
  • Ano kaban wa jon-san nodesu

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