これ(此・是・之・惟)、それ(其), あれ(彼) [これ, それ, あれ] (kore, sore, are)
Meaning: this, that, the other
Example: this is mine, that is yours and the other is anybody's guess.
JLPT Level: 4
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These words are part of what is called kosoado. The ko, so and a indicate the relation to the speaker, the re turns them into the pronouns for a certain object.
The most important thing to remember is that you cannot these words to say, for example, "I want this apple" = "kore ringo ga hoshii." That is wrong. You can only use them for "I want this."
("this apple" would be "kono ringo")
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|Amatuka||kore : near to speaker|
sore : near to spoken to
are : far from both speaker and spoken to
|Amatuka||There are more words than these in the 'set'.|| |
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