そこ

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See also: そご

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling 其処

Pronoun[edit]

そこ (rōmaji soko)

  1. (deictically) That place, area, or part near you. (near the addressee)
  2. (deictically) That organization or team near you. (near the addressee)
  3. (anaphorically) The place, area, or part we are talking about. (either the speaker or the addressee knows)
  4. (anaphorically) The organization or team we are talking about. (either the speaker or the addressee knows)
  5. (brusque) You people over there.
Usage notes[edit]

The hiragana spelling (そこ) is preferred to the kanji spelling (其処), which is rarely used.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

そこ (rōmaji soko)

  1. : bottom