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What is the difference between the two words? From my understanding they both mean beside.

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    となり basically means something or someone neighboring. おとなりさん means your neighbors.

    よこ means a side or horizontal direction. For example, よこになる means placing yourself horizontally, namely to lie down.

    となりのひと and よこのひと both mean the same thing.

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