Grammar detail: あの

あの  that ~ over there
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あの is a determiner which means 'that ~ over there'. Determiners are placed directly before the noun they specify.
この and その are also determiners. この means ‘this’, eg: this book, this pencil. その means ‘that’, eg: that bag, that girl.
あの and その are typically translated with the same English word (that), but usage in Japanese is determined by the (physical or metaphorical) distance to the noun from the speaker. あの is for things further from the speaker, and その is for things nearer to the speaker.

that tree (over there)
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Kanji used in this grammar

モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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