1. that; that thingUsually written using kana alone, See also これ, See also それ, See also どれ, indicating something distant from both speaker and listener (in space, time or psychologically), or something understood without naming it directly
  • あれ
  • この
  • まち
  • おおどお大通り
That is the main street of this city.
2. that personUsually written using kana alone, used to refer to one's equals or inferiors
  • あれ
  • なら
  • ぜったい絶対
  • だいじょうぶ大丈夫
Yeah, she must be the sure thing!
3. then; that timeUsually written using kana alone
  • そういそう言えば
  • あれ
  • から
  • 30
  • ねん
  • いじょう以上
  • 経つ
Now that you mention it, it's been more than 30 years since then.
4. that place (over there)Usually written using kana alone
5. down there (i.e. one's genitals)Colloquialism, , esp. アレ
  • アレ
  • いた痛い
  • んです
  • アレ
  • 。んー、
  • なん何て
  • 言う
  • コーガン
  • とにかく
  • だんせい男性
  • だいじ大事な
  • もの
  • です
Down there hurts, down there. Er, what do you call them? Testicles? In any case a male's 'important parts'.
6. period; mensesColloquialism, , esp. アレ
Other forms
彼れ 【あれ】彼 【あ】アレ
彼: Rarely-used kanji form. 彼れ: Rarely-used kanji form. あ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. 彼: Rarely-used kanji form.


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