ここ

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See also: こご and ごご

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spellings
此処
此所


⟨ko2ko2/koko/

From Old Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ここ (koko

  1. (deictically) this place, area, or part (near the speaker). Can be juxtaposed with a phrase with (de) or (ni).
    • 1985 December 20, Watanabe, Taeko, “(だい)(よん)(じゅう)(はち)() ()(ぞく) (いち) [Chapter 48: Family I]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 11 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 72:
      シアトルから()()へは…(むす)()(たず)ねてきました…ぼくは———ジョナサン・アレンの(ちち)(おや)です
      Shiatoru kara koko e wa… musuko o tazunetekimashita …Boku wa ———Jonasan Aren no chichioya desu
      I came here (to LA) from Seattle… to look for my son …I am —Jonathan Allen’s father
    • 2004 August 17, CLAMP, “Chapitre(シャピトル).46(よんじゅうろく) (ゆめ)()(かい) [Chapitre 46: Dream World]”, in ツバサ RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE [Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle], volume 7 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 91:
      ここ桜花(エドニス)(こく)にある妖精遊園地(フェアリーパーク)
      Koko wa Edonisu-koku ni aru Fearī Pāku
      This is Fairy Park of Edonis
  2. (deictically) this organization or team (near the speaker). Can be juxtaposed with a phrase with (de) or (ni).
  3. (anaphorically) this place, area, or part I am talking about (only the speaker knows).
  4. (anaphorically) this organization or team I am talking about (only the speaker knows).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of ここ – see the following entries.
個個
[noun] one by one; separately
Alternative spelling
箇箇
戸戸
[noun] every house
呱呱
[adverb] (onomatopoeia) representation of a baby's cry, especially the cry of a newborn baby
(This term, ここ, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN