Japanese Questions

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Japanese Questions

Learning the Japanese Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Japanese questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... Here are some examples:

English QuestionsJapanese Questions
Questionsshitsumon - 質問
how?dono youni desu ka ? - どのようにですか?
what?nan desu ka ? - 何ですか?
who?dare desu ka ? - 誰ですか?
why?naze desu ka ? - なぜですか?
where?doko desu ka ? - どこですか?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Japanese.

List of Questions in Japanese

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Japanese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Japanese vocabulary.

English QuestionsJapanese Questions
where is he?kare wa doko desu ka ? - 彼はどこですか?
what is this?kore wa nan desu ka ? - これは何ですか?
why are you sad?naze kanashii no desu ka ? - なせ悲しいのですか?
how do you want to pay?dono you ni shiharai masu ka ? - どのように支払いますか?
can I come?it te mo ii desu ka ? - 行ってもいいですか?
is he sleeping?kare wa nemut te imasu ka ? - 彼は眠っていますか?
do you know me?watashi wo shit te imasu ka ? - 私を知っていますか?
do you have my book?anata wa watashi no hon wo mot te i masu ka ? - あなたは私の本を持っていますか?
how big is it?sore wa dono kurai ookii desu ka ? - それはどのくらい大きいですか?
can I help you?goyouken wa nan desu ka ? - ご用件は何ですか?
can you help me?te wo kashi te morae masu ka ? - 手を貸してもらえますか?
do you speak English?eigo wo hanase masu ka ? - 英語を話せますか?
how far is this?kore wa dore hodo toi desu ka ? - これはどれほど遠いですか?
what time is it?nan ji desu ka ? - 何時ですか?
how much is this?kore wa ikura desu ka ? - これはいくらですか?
what is your name?anata no o namae wa nan desu ka ? - あなたのお名前は何ですか?
where do you live?anata wa doko ni sun de iru no desu ka ? - あなたはどこに住んでいるのですか?

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