1. this way; this directionUsually written using kana alone, See also そちら, See also あちら, See also どちら, direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker
  • こちら
  • やってくる
  • しょうねん少年
  • その
  • いぬ
  • ごらんなさい
  • Look at the boy and his dog that are coming this way.
2. hereUsually written using kana alone, place close to the speaker or where the speaker is
  • しお
  • こちら
  • 取って
  • もらえます
  • Could you pass me the salt, please?
3. this (one)Usually written using kana alone, something physically close to the speaker
  • こちら
  • ほう
  • こちら
  • より
  • ねだん値段
  • たか高い
  • This costs more than that.
4. I; me; we; usUsually written using kana alone
  • こちら
  • アヤ、
  • こちら
  • アヤ、
  • おうとう応答
  • おねがお願いします
  • This is Aya, this is Aya. Please respond.
5. this personUsually written using kana alone, Only applies to こちら, someone physically close to the speaker and of equal or higher status
  • 叔母さん
  • こちら
  • トム
  • きみ
  • です
  • Aunt, this is Tom.
Other forms
此方 【こっち】此方 【こち】
此方: Rarely-used kanji form. 此方: Rarely-used kanji form. こち: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage. 此方: Rarely-used kanji form.


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