どの

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling
何の

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adnominal[edit]

どの (dono

  1. which .. ? (interrogative demonstrative); what .. ? (one out of the available choices)
    どの(くるま)がいいか?
    Dono kuruma ga ii ka?
    Which car do you like?
Usage notes[edit]
  • The hiragana spelling (どの) is preferred to the kanji spelling (何の), which is rarely used.
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of どの – see the following entry.
殿S
[suffix] Mr., Ms., a more formal title than さん (-san) but not so respectful as (さま) (-sama)
(This term, どの, is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as どの, see Category:Japanese kanji read as どの.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN