June 29, 2021

JLPT N5 Grammar: の as Pronoun


■  You are probably aware of の as a possessive marker. の can also be used as a pronoun. In this case, it could be translated as "one."

HOW to use:

■ When the context is understood, replace the noun with の.


I want the red one.
[red | one | want]

I bought the one (I) saw last week.
[last week | saw | one | bought]

For a more in-depth look at using の as a pronoun, please click here.

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