Demonstratives: the Ko-so-a-do Series covers an interesting collection of Japanese pronouns, adverbs, and modifiers. English has demonstratives too, like “this”, “that”, “here”, and “there”, but as usual Japanese is far more systematic.
At this, the first main section of the Beginning Lessons (after the preliminaries) is nearing completion. Wa and desu, nouns, and questions have all been covered; next is numbers. Parts 2 and 3 will focus on adjectives and verbs, respectively.