Japanese Minna no Nihongo Answer Sheet Chapter 3 Practice B Part 2 Page 25

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This is an article describing the usage of question word どこwhich is asking the location or whereabouts of something either that is a livingthing or even just an item or a simple noun. Besides, we also learn about usingthe word which is pointing to a certain location ここ, そこ dan あそこ that is used based on the position from not only the speaker but also the listener. The book itself is used as a learning material for a beginner in order to study Japanese language. To see the problems, please buy the original Minna no Nihongo book.

Question form:

Aはどこですか

In this question form A is something which can be a living thing or item or noun which is being asked about the location or whereabouts.

Possible answer form :

。。。ここです。

。。。そこです。

。。。あそこです。

1.  会議室はどこですか。

。。。あそこです。

Hiragana :

かいぎしつはどこですか。

。。。ここです。

Romaji :

Kaigishitsu wa doko desuka.

Koko desu.

Meaning :

Where is the meeting room ?.

It is here.

2.  電話はどこですか。

。。。あそこです。

Hiragana :

でんわはどこですか。

。。。そこです。

Romaji :

Denwa wa doko desuka.

Soko desu.

Meaning :

Where is the phone ?.

It is there.

3.  山田さんはどこですか。

。。。あそこです。

Hiragana :

ここはかいぎしつです。

Romaji :

Yamada-san wa doko desuka.

Asoko desu.

Meaning :

Where is Yamada ?.

He is over there.

ここ。

This is read as koko and this is a word which is used to point the location or whereabouts of either a living thing or any other item where the exact position is closer from the speaker.

そこ。

This is read as soko and this is a word which is used to point the location or whereabouts of either a living thing or any other item where the exact position is closer from the listener.

あそこ。

This is read as asoko and this is a word which is used to point the location or whereabouts of either a living thing or any other item where the exact position is far away not onlyfrom the speaker but also from the listener.

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