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Grammar detail: 〜っこ

〜っこ - play or compete at ~ together
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っこ
is used to suggest the idea of typically two people playing together or competing playfully at something.
Some common examples include:
  • 教えあいっこ or 教えっこ (study together)
  • 見せあいっこ (showing each other)
  • かけっこ (run together, race)
  • 食べっこ (eating together)
The combined entity can be conjugated as a する verb. For example:
しゅくだい
宿題
おし
っこすることなくなった
Studying together also came to an end.
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Kanji used in this grammar

キョウ   おしえる to teach   おそわる to be taught   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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宿
シュク   inn   やど an inn   やど to lodge   やど to give lodgings   
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ダイ    topic   
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