これ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

⟨ko2re⟩/kore/

From Old Japanese.

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Pronoun[edit]

これ (rōmaji kore)

  1. this
    1. (deictically) this one (near the speaker)
    2. (anaphorically) this one I am talking about (only the speaker knows)
  2. (archaic) I; me
  3. (archaic) you
  4. (literary, calque of Literary Chinese , , , etc.) Repeat the topic with a correct case marker to avoid any misunderstanding if it is not a subject.
    • 1946, 日本國憲法 (“The Constitution of Japan”), Article 19:
       () (そう) (およ) (りょう) (しん) () (ゆう)は、これ (おか)してはならない。
      Shisō oyobi ryōshin no jiyū wa, kore o okashite wa naranai.
      Freedom of thought and conscience shall not be violated.

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