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Kore/Kono?

Postby Takeo » Wed 05.18.2005 12:54 pm

I'm a little confused as to when to use "kore" and "kono".

Is "kono" used when referring to a specific object? - Kono terebi....or Kono kuruma...And "kore" is used when you are unclear about an object? - kore wa nan desu?
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RE: Kore/Kono?

Postby Spaztick » Wed 05.18.2005 1:10 pm

The endings just change. kore and kono are the same thing but kono proceeds an object. It's like saying "that?" and "That cat."

Kore wa nan desu ka? - What is that?

Kono neko wa nan iro desu ka? - What color is that cat? (or that cat is what color).

The same thing is for "Sore" and "sono", and "are" an "ano."

sore means this and are means that over there (an object away from both the speaker and listener).
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RE: Kore/Kono?

Postby Opgots » Thu 05.19.2005 4:42 pm

Kore/Kono is your basic "This." Now, in practically every language, "This" can serve as either an adjective or a noun.

Kore = noun
Kono = adjective

So, Kono is used when it is describing something.
IE: "What is this animal?" "Kono doubutsu wa nan desu ka."

Kore is used when "this" is a noun.
IE: "This is a dog" "Kore wa inu desu."
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