"Please give it to me."


June 10, 2017



For those who have Qs on how objects and distance:

Kore- thing very close to me that i am touching

Sore- thing close ish to me, but i am not touching

Are- thing far awayish

Example: You are with your friends and have piled all your phones in the kiddle of the table. Each person grabs a phone.

Say person a has your phone amd they are sitting next to you. You would refrence the phone as sore.

If you happened to grab your own phone you would refrence it as kore.

Are is generally used for things very far away. So if say the person across from you had your phone (and tghy were decently far away) but not to far you coukd get away using sore and are.

You woukd exclusivley use are if it was something very far away, say refrebcing a building down the street.

Just try and use your best judgemnt on these things, but it can be very flexible.

June 22, 2017


From what I've read, kore is for objects close to the speaker, sore is for objects close to the listener and are is for objects far from both.

June 24, 2017


Kore = this. Sore = that (near by). Are = that (ranging from a few feet away upto many miles away).

July 14, 2017


This is so rad thank you

July 6, 2017


And what pronoun should I use when talking about non-physical things? Like e.x. 'That is very hard to learn'? Is there another one for such nouns?

August 18, 2017


So, あれ is close to the Spanish "aquella", it sounds like.

August 18, 2017


Duolingo recognizes both それ and これ as acceptable answers here--would あれ be correct too since the distance from speaker/listener isn't specified?

June 10, 2017


are is used if something is really far away, here: youre asking someone to give the object to you which means that the object should be closer to you or that person.

it wont be wrong but wont make sense

June 10, 2017


They'll just have to walk a bit further ; )

June 18, 2017


I think it would make sense if the object in question is not present, but has been talked about (ie. Accepting a waiter's recommendation). I might be wrong though.

June 19, 2017


I got it right with あれ

June 27, 2017


What does the "O/wo" character do here?

June 12, 2017


It marks the object of a sentence.

June 12, 2017


Is it placed before or after the object?

June 14, 2017


Every particle in Japanese is placed after the word it modifies.

The object particle を is usually read as "wo" but as an object particle it is pronounced as "o". The same sound change happens to the topic particle は which is supposed to be read as "ha" but instead read as "wa" and へ which indicates direction that is read as "e" instead of "he".

June 15, 2017


Owo im sorry

June 18, 2017


Would I be able to say それ を あげて ください here? Also when and where should I space out words for Japanese?

June 12, 2017


Japanese don't use spaces

June 16, 2017


-Please give it to me- doesnt have a 'this-that'.. Or even a 'those' so why is the answer sore?

July 24, 2017


Because by asking someone to give you something, it's implied that the object in question is within reach of the person being asked. "Kore, sore, are" more refers to relative distance of the object in question. Kore= close to speaker Sore= close to listener(s) Are= far away from everyone

August 14, 2017



July 26, 2017

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    How do you know whether それをください。is a question or a request?

    June 15, 2017


    Kudasai is usually a request, right?

    June 16, 2017


    Kudasai means "please". So technically a request.

    June 17, 2017


    It is always a request. It is translated as a question in English because b this is a polite way of asking for something in Japanese. The polite way of asking for something in English (without saying please) is to make it a question despite you knowin the other peeson has to accept.

    June 28, 2017


    ください means please in a request form.

    August 10, 2017


    I just had the question to translate "can I get one" but it said the right answer is あれをください。but I would of thought it would be これ or それ... Am I wrong?

    July 22, 2017


    Why is the Japanese Duolingo course always testing you on things you haven't learned yet? That is frustrating...

    August 1, 2017


    Kore is used if the object is near ylthe speaker.

    Sore is used when the object is close to the listener

    Are is used when the subject is far from the speaker and the listener.

    August 10, 2017


    Can someone please break down the sentence into meanings?

    August 15, 2017


    Sore because the listener probably has closer to the object we are speaking about xD

    August 17, 2017


    Why use を and not は in this case?

    August 27, 2017
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