Grammar Info
N5 Lesson 3: 11/13

あの
That (over there)

Structure
Demonstrative
あの + Noun
Details
Part of Speech Noun
Word Type Pronoun
Register Standard
品詞 名詞
単語の種類 代名詞
使用域 一般
Information
あの is classified as a ‘pre-noun adjectival’ in Japanese. These are a special type of word that do not conjugate. This means that they will always appear in the same form. あの comes from the same family of words as あれ and あそこ, and is used to identify a ‘thing’ that is away from both the listener, and the speaker. It is usually translated as ‘that’ (thing over there).
  • あの子(こ)可愛(かわい)
    That person is cute, don't you think? (子(こ) is often used to refer to any person in an affectionate way, regardless of their age. Primarily women)
  • あの話(はなし)ウソ?
    Is that thing you said a lie? (That story that we both know about)
As the name ‘pre-noun adjectival’ suggests, these words will always appear before a noun, and describe that noun in some way.
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あの人(ひと)トムです
That person over there is Tom.
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あの犬(いぬ)可愛(かわい)いです
That dog over there is cute.
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あのラーメン屋(や)美味(おい)しいです
That ramen shop over there is good.
[(The food at) that ramen shop is delicious]
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