どれ

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling
何れ

Etymology[edit]

/idure//idore//dore/

Shift from いずれ (izure).[1]

Compare development of 何処 (izuko → doko, where).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

どれ (dore

  1. indeterminate demonstrative pronoun:
    1. which... (of three or more choices)
    2. which way...; where...
      Synonym: どこ (doko)
  2. indeterminate personal pronoun:
    1. which... (three or more persons)
    2. (by) who...
      Synonym: (dare)

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Interjection[edit]

どれ (dore

  1. a filled pause in speech:
    1. well, ...
    2. let me see, ...; let's see, ...

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN