What's the difference?

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mad_jesuit
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What's the difference?

Post by mad_jesuit » Sat 08.27.2005 7:55 am

What is the difference between "kore" and "kono". According to the dictionary, they both mean "this".

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RE: What's the difference?

Post by redfoxer » Sat 08.27.2005 8:43 am

kore is this as the subject.
kore ha ii'n desu ka. is this any good?
where as kono is used for a direct object.
kono kurama ha ii'n desu ka? is this car ok?

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarti ... _id=160#q7

i hope that helps.
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RE: What's the difference?

Post by Supergrunch » Sat 08.27.2005 10:45 am

Basically, if you're using the actual object eg. "this car" as opposed to just "this", you use kono, but if you're not you use kore. The same applies to "ano/are" and "sono/sore".

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