Grammar detail: ここ、そこ、どこ

ここ、そこ、どこ - here, there and where
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Four of the most useful words in Japanese describe location:
  • ここ here (the place where the speaker is)
  • そこ there (the place where the listener is)
  • あそこ over there (a place where neither the speaker nor the listener is)
  • どこ where
One of the most common sentence patterns in Japanese is 'where is ~?'. This is expressed with the following pattern:
Where is ?
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