1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Japanese
  4. >
  5. Kono/Sono/Ano

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PetoiLin

Kono/Sono/Ano

These are the demonstrative adjectives, which means they need to precede a noun. However in a Grammar book of mine, it says that they can only define people such as ''ano hito was....'' yet I've often seen them used with animals/objects as well. For animals/things the same book clarifies that only the pronouns kore/sore/are are used.

Can someone explain it to me?

January 7, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YozakuraHime

That book is wrong. They can all be used for people, animals, objects, etc. In other words, they're used before nouns. Here's a decent overview I found: https://www.thoughtco.com/ko-so-a-do-system-2027822


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJCUAl

What is the name of the book? I would doubt your reading comprehension skills before I would doubt a book about grammar was published with such a glaring mistake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PetoiLin

I saw it again and you're right. Sorry...

Learn Japanese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.