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20. Here and there

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Lesson 20: Here and there

We can use ここ, そこ and あそこ to talk about locations without naming them.

English Japanese
here ここ
koko
therenear the listener そこ
soko
(over) there あそこ
asoko
where どこ
doko

ここ is used to refer to a location close to the speaker. そこ is used to refer to a location close to the listener. あそこ is used to refer to a location that is neither close to the speaker nor to the listener.

English Japanese
Where am I? わたしはどこですか?
watasi ha doko desu ka?
(I) am here. ここです。
koko desu.
You are there. あなたはそこです。
anata ha soko desu.
The ball is (over) there. たまはあそこです。
tama ha asoko desu.

Lesson contributors

Denholm Nahon
Erik