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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

/iduku/ → /iduko/ → /idoko/ → /doko/.

PronounEdit

どこ (rōmaji doko)

  1. 何処: interrogative demonstrative; which place, which area, which part.
    新宿駅 (しんじゅくえき)どこですか。
    Shinjuku eki wa doko desu ka.
    Where is Shinjuku station?
    アメリカの (しゅ) ()どこですか。
    Amerika no shuto wa doko desu ka.
    Which city is the capital of the United States?
    どこ (いた)いですか。
    Doko ga itai desu ka.
    Which part of your body aches?
  2. interrogative demonstrative; which organization, which team.
     (こん) ()どこどこ (たたか)いますか。
    Kon'ya wa doko to doko ga tatakaimasu ka.
    Which team plays which tonight?

Usage notesEdit

  • The hiragana spelling (どこ) is preferred to the kanji spelling (何処), which is rarely used.

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