Tuesday, April 30, 2013


More commonly, we encounter position words such as となり, そば, まわり etc in the following grammatical construct:

____ の<となり、まわり, etc>

Interestingly, one of the things that is not taught is the construction

この・その・あの<となり、まわり, etc>

I've seen only そのとなり used (Japanese for Everyone by Nagara), and it means "the one beside it". However, I see no reason why it cannot be used for この・あの. Apparently, it's not very commonly used with そば, although it is commonly used with まわり based on Google Search.

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