dono / dore

lucvileyn

lucvileyn

What is the exact difference between dono and dore? dono michi desu ka? michi wa dore desu ka? Thank you!
2679

2679

Konnichiwa ! Dono and dore are based on the same principle as: sono-sore, kono-kore. Dore, sore and kore are used on their own, while dono, sono, kono are used along with a noun (they refer specifically to it) examples: kore ga amai ringo desu - kore is the topic of the sentence kono ringo ga amai - ringo is the topic of the sentence, while kono only refers to it as "this" sore wa totemo kirei koen desu - sore is the topic of the sentence sono koen wa totemo kirei desu - koen is the topic while sono refers to it as "that" the examples which you mentioned for dono and dore are perfect. There, in the first sentence, michi is the topic, while dono refers to it as "which/what street". In the second, michi is still the topic, but dore stands on its own as "which/what"...so it would literally translate as: street what is -> which/what is the street ? Hope it helps, if not, I'll try and explain it in a different way :) コッド
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

Something else you can note about "dono", it is also an honorific, 殿 read as "dono/tono" どの/との. It roughly means "lord" or "master", though it does not necessarily mean "of noble status". Rather, it is similar to "milord" in meaning. It is more formal than -san or -sama. It isn't heard frequently, though it is still used in some business letters, etc. (I learn't this from 君が主執事が俺で。変んなアニメでしたよ。) @コッドさん いい説明しましたよ!You beat me to the answer every time :)
2679

2679

well, it's the difference of the time-zone too who gets to answer first. Anyway, it's running in my blood: if I know that I can help with something, I usually can't resist doing it :). You may call me a workaholic ! And thanks, you always add the details that I usually forget about :D.
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

True. If you're in Romania, then to me you're living literally about 10 hours in the future. ;)
2679

2679

hmm, I thought it was 6 hours. Anyway, may I have your email or an messenger ID ? I'd like to chat a bit more.
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

Yeah, it is only 6 hours. My messenger id is [redacted] .That's also my email address.
2679

2679

Thank, I've just sent you a "hello" mail from: [redacted]\n\[email protected], sorry for all the off-topics, tell us if you don't understand anything else and we'll be glad to help :)

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