ころ

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See also: ごろ

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling

From Old Japanese, from Proto-Japonic *kərə.

Particle[edit]

ころ (koro

  1. in, on, at (about time), at that time, around, about, approximately
    (さん)()ごろ()いましょう。
    San-ji goro ni aimashō.
    Let's meet at three o'clock.
    昨日(きのう)(じゅう)()()ごろ()ました。
    Kinō jūniji-goro nemashita.
    I went to sleep at about twelve o'clock yesterday.
Alternative forms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • ころ (koro) functions as a noun and may be followed by other particles, such as (no) and (ni).
  • When used as a suffix, ごろ is used.

Noun[edit]

ころ (koro

  1. such a time
  2. time of year, season

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of ころ – see the following entry.
葫蘆
[noun] bottle gourd, calabash
Alternative spellings
葫盧, 胡盧
(This term, ころ, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese term.)