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Difference between こんな and これ?

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Of course, そんな and それ then あんな and あれ. You get the idea. It's been my observation that they're basically the same words, but I want to know if this hunch is correct.

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In simple terms - これ is a demonstrative pronoun and means "this". It replaces a noun. Let's say you're holding an apple and say 「これが美味しい」You're replacing the word りんご with これ. You can't say こんなが美味しい.
こんな is used with/before nouns and means "such/like this" (thing/object near the speaker), in other words, you need a noun after it.「こんな日」= such a day / day like this. Again, you can't say これ日.
 
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In simple terms - これ is a demonstrative pronoun and means "this". It replaces a noun. Let's say you're holding an apple and say 「これが美味しい」You're replacing the word りんご with これ. You can't say こんなが美味しい.
こんな is used with/before nouns and means "such/like this" (thing/object near the speaker), in other words, you need a noun after it.「こんな日」= such a day / day like this. Again, you can't say これ日.
Thank you so, so, so, much for the explanation!. ^^
 
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