Grammar Info

N5 Lesson 7: 2/13

どれ

Which (of three or more)

どれ follows a noun, どの precedes a noun

Structure

Noun + は + どれ
どれ + (1) + Verb
どれ + + [い]Adjective
どれ + + [な]Adjective +
どれ + + Noun +


(1)

Details

  • Part of Speech

    Noun

  • Word Type

    Pronoun

  • Register

    Standard

  • 品詞

    名詞

  • 単語の種類

    代名詞

  • 使用域

    一般

About どれ

どれ is from the same family of words as これ, それ, and あれ. These words are called こそあど言葉(ことば) in Japanese. Unlike the other 3, which all point to a specific thing, words starting with ど are designed for enquiring about something unknown. どれ can roughly be translated as 'which' in English, and is used for enquiring about a group (of 3 or more things).
  • どれ()びます
    Which one of these flies?
  • どれ(あたら)です
    Which one is new?
  • どれ綺麗(きれい)です
    Which one is beautiful?
  • どれ(おとうと)です
    Which one is your brother?
From these examples, we can see that the particle is often used with どれ, especially when preceding questions. However, when どれ follows a noun, will be used.
  • あなた(くるま)どれ
    Which one is your car?
When there are only two choices to select between, どちら + , or どっち + will be used instead of どれ. This is a habit that has become part of the language over time, and was not originally how these words were used.
  • どちらケーキ()ます
    Which cake would you like to eat? (Out of these two choices)
  • どっちテスト(むずか)
    Which test was hard? (Out of these two choices)

Examples

  • どれいいです

    Which is good?

  • どれでもいいです

    Whichever is fine.

  • どれ(えら)びます

    Which will you choose?

  • どれ()です

    Which do you like?

  • どれ()

    I like whichever。

  • Get more example sentences!

    Premium users get access to 12 example sentences on all Grammar Points.

Self-Study Sentences

Study your own way!

Add sentences and study them alongside Bunpro sentences.

どれ – Grammar Discussion

    There's currently no discussion for どれ
    Ask questions and learn together with other Bunpro users!