The Alternative Japanese Dictionary: あそこ

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Entry definition

あそこ 〈asoko〉
pronoun: {{ja-pos}}
  1. (deictically) That place, area, or part over there. (Far from the speaker and the addressee.) {{ja-usex}}
  2. (deictically) That organization or team over there. (Far from the speaker and the addressee.)
  3. (anaphorically) That place, area, or part we both know. (Both the speaker and the addressee know.)
  4. (anaphorically) That organization or team we both know. (Both the speaker and the addressee know.)
  5. (slang) genitals
  • The hiragana spelling (あそこ) is preferred to the kanji spelling (彼処), which is rarely used.
  • あそこ, as a meaning of place, is mostly followed by some particles with verbs as follows. あそこに: with verbs of movement (go, come, move, transfer, ...) or verbs of existence(be, exist, stay, ...). あそこへ: with verbs of movement (go, come, move, transfer, ...). あそこで: with the other verbs.

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