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あそこ (rōmaji asoko)

  1. (deictically) That place, area, or part over there. (Far from the speaker and the addressee.)
     (わたし)子供 (こども)はあそこで (あそ)んでいますよ。
    Watashi no kodomo wa asoko de asondeimasu yo.
    My child is playing there.
  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

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Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō