Hi, welcome to my site. I'm Ryoko.
This page is made for overseas students who want to learn Japanese but don't have opportunity to learn.
I collected topics or words that my overseas friends asked me.
So I hope it will help you to improve your Japanese understanding!!
Todays topics is pronouns.
One example here.
- I (subject) - Watashi-wa [わたし は]
- Me (object) - Watashi-ni/wo [わたし に/を]
- My (possessive determiner) - Watashi-no [わたし の]
- Mine (possessive pronoun) - Watashi-no (mono=things) [わたし の（もの）]
Yes, you can just change the ending "red texts part".
- You - Anata-wa [あなた は]
- We - Watashitachi-wa [わたしたち は] （*tachi means many.)
- He - Kare-wa [かれ は]
- She - Kanojo-wa [かのじょ は]
- They - Karera-wa [かれら は]
Other pronouns are also same.
Just you can change the end, you can speak object and possessives.
Japanese learn pronouns for things in following order. The distance become far.
- This (near to myself) - Kore [これ]
- It (near to yourself) - Sore [それ]
- That (not near to us) - Are [あれ]
- Which - Dore [どれ]
Then we remember the word "Ko-So-A-Do" for remembering these words. And we call these words "Kosoado words".
Possessive determiner for a thing is like this.
- This - Kono [この]
- That - Ano [あの]
And for things
- These - Korera [これら]
- Korerano [これらの]（*Possessive）
- Those - Arera [あれら]
- Arerano [あれらの]（*Possessive）
（*"ra" means also many as same as "tachi"）
So...so much today!! See'ya!!!