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I'm very familiar with ほら, used for urging someone to look at something. But sometimes I hear ほれ in about the same contexts. Are they the same?

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If you are talking about interjections, then "ほれ" is a variant of "ほら" mainly used by males to mean "look!", "here you are", etc.

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  • And it sounds quite macho and rough. Jul 18, 2015 at 12:28

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