"Where is the intersection?"


June 19, 2017



Where do you have to use dochira instead of doko?

June 19, 2017


It's better to think that どちら = which direction どこ = where

July 11, 2017


Given the English here, it is an odd choice. It would make more sense to use どちら if we were translating something like "Which way is the intersection?"

July 12, 2017


どちら is the formal version of どこ, so you would use it over どこ to be more polite. Though どちら also has other uses, in this sentence there is no difference in meaning. They can be used interchangeably, and どこ was accepted for me when I submitted my answer.

From Maggie-sensei:

(polite) どちらからいらっしゃったのですか?

= Dochirakara irasshatta no desu ka?

= Where are you from?

(casual) どこから来たの?

= Doko kara kita no?

= Where are you from?

November 22, 2018


I feel lost here. Personally, I would have used どこ here...

June 19, 2017


Dochira should only be used if there are two (and only two) options involved.

June 23, 2017


I think you're confusing it with どっち vs  どれ

January 10, 2018



March 29, 2018


どちら is the polite form of どこ. There's no particular reason to use one over the other here, though.

June 25, 2017


No, どちら is like "which direction" while どこ is like "where".

July 12, 2017


A few of my J-dictionaries show どちらalso as where...however I feel どこ fits better here.

August 2, 2017


This is absolutely correct, and I don't understand all the misinformation being spread and upvoted in this thread.

From HiNative:

doko is like an English word of ”where”.

On the other hand, dochira has also meaning of ”where”, and it has ”which” too.


Where is Osaka station?




Which do you like, rice or bread?


April 10, 2019


I put こうさてんはどちらか and it marked it as wrong. Is です required here ?

April 9, 2019


There are two reasons why you need です.

1) どちら is a polite word, so if you're speaking politely, you should use です.

2) Putting a か after a noun sounds really rough. To make a casual question without sounding rude, you should just ask in a rising intonation, or end the question with の instead of か.

April 10, 2019


どこ is better

June 24, 2017


Is that normal that I got marked wrong for using どこ?

May 16, 2018
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