Japanese demonstrative adjective corresponding to some uses of the word "that" in English. Ano indicates that the object referred to is not close to the speaker or to the listener. Ano opposes kono and sono. Its prounoun counterpart is are.

Ano tatemono wa totemo ookii desu yo.
That building over there is very big!

Ano should not be confused with anoo, which is a hesitation noise. See also ko-so-a-do.