See also: との

Japanese

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Alternative spelling
何の

Etymology 1

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

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Adnominal

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どの (dono

  1. which .. ? (interrogative demonstrative); what .. ? (one out of the available choices)
    どの(くるま)がいいか?
    Dono kuruma ga ii ka?
    Which car do you like?
Usage notes
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  • The hiragana spelling (どの) is preferred to the kanji spelling (何の), which is rarely used.
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Etymology 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of どの – see the following entry.
殿S
[suffix] Mr., Ms., a more formal title than さん (-san) but not so respectful as (さま) (-sama)
(This term, どの, is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as どの, see Category:Japanese kanji read as どの.)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN