こちら

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spelling
此方

EtymologyEdit

From こち (kochi, this direction (or person)) +‎ (-ra, suffix of rough indication or approximation).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

こちら (kochira

  1. this direction, this way
  2. this person; I, me, we us
    • [1]
      こちらは、NTT(エヌティーティー)ドコモです。おかけになった電話番号(でんわばんごう)は、現在使(げんざいつか)われておりません。
      Kochira wa, enu-tī-tī dokomo desu. O-kake ni natta denwa bangō wa, genzai tsukawarete orimasen.
      This is NTT DOCOMO. The number you have dialed is currently not in service.
  3. this thing

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN