See also: こご, ごご, and 🈁

Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Alternative spellings
此処
此所


⟨ko2ko2/koko/

From Old Japanese.

Pronunciation

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Pronoun

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ここ or こゝ (koko

  1. (deictically) this place, area, or part (near the speaker). Can be juxtaposed with a phrase with (de) or (ni).
    • 1985 December 20, Taeko Watanabe, “(だい)(よん)(じゅう)(はち)() ()(ぞく) (いち) [Chapter 48: Family I]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 11 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 72:
      シアトルから()()へは…(むす)()(たず)ねてきました…ぼくは———ジョナサン・アレンの(ちち)(おや)です
      Shiatoru kara koko e wa… musuko o tazunetekimashita …Boku wa ———Jonasan Aren no chichioya desu
      I came here (to LA) from Seattle… to look for my son …I am —Jonathan Allen’s father
    • 2004 August 17, CLAMP, “Chapitre(シャピトル).46(よんじゅうろく) (ゆめ)()(かい) [Chapitre 46: Dream World]”, in ツバサ RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (ツバサ RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE) [Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle], volume 7 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 91:
      ここ桜花(エドニス)(こく)にある妖精遊園地(フェアリーパーク)
      Koko wa Edonisu-koku ni aru Fearī Pāku
      This is Fairy Park of Edonis
  2. (deictically) this organization or team (near the speaker). Can be juxtaposed with a phrase with (de) or (ni).
  3. (anaphorically) this place, area, or part I am talking about (only the speaker knows).
  4. (anaphorically) this organization or team I am talking about (only the speaker knows).
Usage notes
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  • The hiragana spelling (ここ) is preferred to the kanji spelling (此処), which is rarely used.
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Etymology 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of ここ – see the following entries.
個個
[noun] one by one; separately
Alternative spellings
箇箇, こゝ
戸戸
[noun] every house
Alternative spelling
こゝ
呱呱
[adverb] (onomatopoeia) representation of a baby's cry, especially the cry of a newborn baby
Alternative spellings
呱々, こゝ
(This term, ここ, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as ここ, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ここ.)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN