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Pretty much I couldn't find this とこに in my dictionary so I was wondering what it means. Here the context to better understand:

あんなとこにタオル落ちてる

Also is あんな a slang for あのな? Thanks in advance c: I forgot my translation would be:

"The towel has fallen" but yeah I don't get anna tokoni meaning.

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「とこ」is essentially an abbreviated way to say「ところ」.

「あんな」is actually part of the 「こんな」、「そんな」、「あんな」list of words... and it typically refers to "that kind of thing" (or in this case, "that type of place" or "there".)

As far as the translation goes, thanks for adding that to your question! Perhaps this phrase could also be translated as:

There's a towel on the ground over there.

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thank you very much summea c: I didn't get that とこ was a verb I thought it was an adverb together with に. Everything is clear now thanks (: –  Dai May 28 '13 at 3:36
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@Dai とこ is never a verb. In this case, it's a noun. –  snailboat May 28 '13 at 3:44
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@snailboat right とこ= floor in this case gha I just confused things thanks for telling me^^ –  Dai May 28 '13 at 3:50
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@Dai Although とこ can mean "floor" (in other usages) the actual word here for とこ is just a shortened version of ところ :) –  summea May 28 '13 at 4:02
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@summea: I understand your use of italics on "over there" to imply "[you mean that kind of place,] over there [?/!]" but correct me if I am wrong. –  Tim May 28 '13 at 12:30

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