こちら

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Alternative spelling
此方

Etymology[edit]

From こち (kochi, this direction (or person)) +‎ (-ra, suffix of rough indication or approximation).

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Pronoun[edit]

こちら (kochira

  1. this direction, this way
  2. this person; I, me, we us
    • [1]
      こちらは、N(エヌ)T(ティー)T(ティー)ドコモです。おかけになった(でん)()(ばん)(ごう)は、(げん)(ざい)使(つか)われておりません。
      Kochira wa, Enu-Tī-Tī Dokomo desu. O-kake ni natta denwa bangō wa, genzai tsukawarete orimasen.
      This is NTT Docomo. The number you have dialed is currently not in service.
  3. this thing

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References[edit]

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