あした デモを みに いきましょう。
Where are you going?
デモ is the transliteration of “demo,” which in English is a shortened form of “demonstration.” In my Concise Oxford English dictionary, “demonstration” is defined as:
- the action of demonstrating something.
- a public meeting or march expressing protest or other opinion on an issue.
The Katakana デモ, is usually used only in the 2nd meaning, although usage in the 1st meaning is starting to be accepted in some contexts.
Examples of デモ
an antiwar demonstration
a demonstration march
There was a demonstration against the tax hike.
a demonstration version
Examples of “demo/demonstration” not translated with the word デモ
a cooking demonstration
I gave a demonstration of a new computer.
a demonstration that the earth is round
a demo car
試乗車、展示車 (デモカー is becoming common these days)
Answer to Today’s question
probably going to see a public meeting or march of some sort.
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