How can you make question sentences and answer it in Japanese?
In this article, I will teach you how you can ask and answer questions.
I will also teach you common Japanese questions.
When you finish reading this article, you will understand Japanese question forms.
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how to ask and answer
Add “か” to the end of a sentence when you ask a question.
・…ですか (noun or adjective questions)
・…ますか (verb questions)
How can you answer a question?
Let’s see some patterns.
If you say yes, you can say はい, そうです.
If you say no, you can say いいえ, ちがいます.
If you say yes, repeat the adjective.
If you say no, you use the negative form of adjectives.
Please read this article if you don’t know negative form of adjectives.
If you say yes, repeat the verb.
If you say no, you use the negative form of verbs.
Please read this article if you don’t know negative form of verbs.
A or B question
We don’t use はい or いいえ when we respond to an AかBか type of question.
Common Japanese questions
I want to some common Japanese questions.
What’s your name?
We usually answer our last name or full name.
Where are you from?
How old are you?
or なんさいですか。(casual way)
In your country, this question might be rude, but there is possibility that you will be asked this in Japan.
Please don’t be upset.
Can you speak Japanese?
You don’t often say “can you speak ○○?”.
You would ask “do you speak ○○?”, but this is a proper expression in Japanese.
What’s your job?
Q. おしごとはなんですか。or おしごとはなにをされていますか。
A. せんせいです。or せんせいをしています。
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