あの ([あの] )(ano)
Meaning: that Both あの and その can be used with the meaning ‘that ~’ when an item you are referring to is not in sight. あの is used when both the speaker and the hearer are (or are assumed to be) familiar with a person or thing in question.
JLPT Level: 4
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|Both あの and その can be used with the meaning ‘that ~’ when an item you are referring to is not in sight. あの is used when both the speaker and the hearer are (or are assumed to be) familiar with a person or thing in question.|| |
|ex: ano kanojou no namae wa yumi da.|
trans: that girl's name is yumi.
|あの (ano) and その (sono) are similar. However, ano is used for objects- people, places...and same with sono.|
Ano however is for a thing far away from both the speaker and listener.
Meanwhile, sono is for something close to the listener but not close to the speaker.
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|Miki||In note contributed by jeina419, kanojou should be kanojo かのじょ 彼女|| |
|Miki||Is this JLPT level 3? I guess this is level 4.|| |
|walter||I thought that kanojou should be kanojyo in "normal" romanji?|| |
|walter||ex 6194: Wouldn't the use of お父さん mean that わたしの is redundant?|| |
|KWhazit||In response to walter's questions:|
-There are several ways of Romanizing Japanese. Depending on the system you use, かのじょ could be either 'kanojo' or 'kanojyo'. Miki's point is that it's not 'kanojou' because there's no う on the end.
-As for the second question...
...first off, you can use お父さん to talk about other people's fathers:
みちこのお父さんは親切です。 - Michiko's father is kind.
...and secondly, if you're being formal (which the example seems to be), you'd normally us 父 (ちち) to refer to your own father. But that's not stopping anyone in more casual speech, though I think there's a tendency to drop the お in that case:
I got forced to clean my room by my dad...
|tigert||I think this is more vocabulary than Grammar and its definatly level 4 || |
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