Antonym:きのう (kinou) vs. あした (ashita)

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Antonym:きのう (kinou) vs. あした (ashita)

What is the difference between “きのう(kinou) and あした(ashita)”? Which is used as the meaning of “tomorrow”? After reading this, you would be answering this question. Let me introduce what their subtle differences are and how you correctly use them such as native speakers today!

きのう (kinou)

Yesterday / 昨天 / 어제 / Hôm qua

“きのう(kinou)” means “Yesterday” and which has been used as the meaning of “on the day before today”. The basic ways to use it are that “きのう___。(___ yesterday.)”, etc. For instance, “きのう公園こうえんにいきました。(I went to the park yesterday.)”, “きのうものきました。(I went shopping yesterday.)”, “きのうほんいました。(I bought a book yesterday.)”, etc. Everyone could use “きのう” as casual, polite and formal such as “きのうものったよ。(I went shopping yesterday.)” as casual “きのうものきました。(I went shopping yesterday.)” as polite and formal. Kanji of “きのう” is “昨日きのう“.

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Sample

yuka

昨日きのうなにしてたの? (What were you doing yesterday?) (你昨天做了什么?) (어제 뭐 했어?) (Bạn đã làm gì hôm qua?)

tatsuya

昨日きのうは、友達ともだちあそんでたよ。 (I hang out with my friends yesterday.) (我昨天和朋友一起去玩了。) (어제는 친구들이랑 놀았어.) (Hôm qua tôi đã đi chơi với bạn bè của tôi.)

yuka

昨日きのうあたらしい携帯けいたいいました。 (I bought a new cell phone yesterday.) (我昨天买了一部新手机。) (어제 새 휴대폰을 샀습니다.) (Hôm qua tôi đã mua một chiếc điện thoại di động mới.)

tatsuya

昨日きのう、テレビをました。 (I watched TV yesterday.) (我昨天看了电视。) (어제 TV를 봤습니다.) (Hôm qua tôi đã xem ti vi.)

あした (ashita)

Tomorrow / 明天 / 내일 / Ngày mai

“あした(ashita)” means “Tomorrow” and which has been used as the meaning of “on the day after today”. The basic ways to use it are that “あした___。(___ tomorrow.)”, etc. For instance, “あした公園こうえんにいきます。(I’ll go to the park tomorrow.)”, “あしたものきます。(I’ll go shopping tomorrow.)”, “あしたほんいます。(I’ll buy a book tomorrow.)”, etc. Everyone could use “あした” as casual, polite and formal such as “asitaものくよ。(I’ll go shopping tomorrow.)” as casual “あしたものきます。(I’ll go shopping tomorrow.)” as polite and formal. Kanji of “あした” is “明日あした“.

Sample

yuka

明日あしたなにするの? (What will you do tomorrow?) (你明天打算做什么?) (내일 뭐해?) (Bạn sẽ làm gì vào ngày mai?)

tatsuya

明日あしたは、友達ともだちあそぶよ。 (I hang out with my friends tomorrow.) (我明天打算和朋友一起玩。) (내일은 친구랑 같이 놀 거야.) (Ngày mai tôi sẽ đi chơi với bạn bè của tôi.)

yuka

明日あしたあたらしい携帯けいたいいます。 (I’ll buy a new cell phone tomorrow.) (我明天打算去买一部新手机。) (내일 새 휴대폰을 살 것입니다.) (Tôi sẽ mua một chiếc điện thoại di động mới vào ngày mai.)

tatsuya

明日あした、テレビをます。 (I’ll watch TV tomorrow.) (我明天会看电视。) (내일 TV를 봅니다.) (Tôi sẽ xem ti vi vào ngày mai.)

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