Japanese edit

Alternative spelling
何れ

Etymology edit

/idure//idore//dore/

Shift from いずれ (izure).[1]

Compare development of 何処 (izuko → doko, where).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

どれ (dore

  1. indeterminate demonstrative pronoun:
    1. which... (of three or more choices)
    2. which way...; where...
      Synonym: どこ (doko)
  2. indeterminate personal pronoun:
    1. which... (three or more persons)
    2. (by) who...
      Synonym: (dare)

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Interjection edit

どれ (dore

  1. a filled pause in speech:
    1. well, ...
    2. let me see, ...; let's see, ...

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Akira Matsumura, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN