Japanese demonstrative adjective
corresponding to certain uses of the word "this
" or "these
" in English
conveys the concept of "this thing" as opposed to "that thing", denoting an object that is closer to the speaker than the listener. Because it is an adjective
describes a following noun
. It opposes ano
. The pronoun
counterpart of kono
Kono kanji wa muzukashii desu ne.
This/These kanji are difficult, aren't they.
Note that as with similar words, kono is both plural and singular (this as well as these). See also ko-so-a-do.