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English Reference for are (あれ)


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  1. noun usually kana that (indicating something distant from both speaker and listener (in space, time or psychologically), or something understood without naming it directly)
  2. that person (used to refer to one's equals or inferiors)
  3. archaism over there
  4. colloquialism down there (i.e. one's genitals)
  5. colloquialism period, menses
  6. interjection usually kana hey (expression of surprise, suspicion, etc.), huh?, eh?
  7. noun usually kana that (something mentioned before which is distant psychologically or in terms of time)
Example sentences
This car is better as compared with that one
Oh, I didn't know it was that close
This would be better than that
That is a pencil
This carpet is superior to that one in quality
Whose car is that
Now that you mention it, it's been more than 30 years since then
There is no more difficult task than that
That is the main street of this city
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