Questions tagged [kosoado]

こそあど. Questions regarding the ko/so/a/do word series, such as この・その・あの・どの

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Why/when should I use the different forms of this and that?

When do I use これ, それ, and あれ vs この, その, and あの to say "this" or "that". example: why is it それはペンです vs そのはペンです?
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どのvsどれ- can I use them interchangeably?

Currently going through my textbook and we are learning about どの 例えば: サントスさんはどの人ですか。。あの背が高くて、髪が黒い人です This sounded awfully familiar to me. So I went back and remembered we learned どれ too. 例えば:...
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Choosing the right prefix of the ko-so-a-do series

When talking to native speakers, I find that I'm often corrected for picking the wrong prefix when using words from the ko-so-a-do series (as in これ、そちら、あそこ、どんな、etc). My confusion mainly involves ko-so-...