Basic Questions in Japanese

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Do you need to ask questions in Japanese? Start a dialog? Hold a conversation in Japanese? Don't know how to start? In this article we separate some basic and common questions that we need to ask in a dialogue in Japan, great for tourists or for those who have been to Japan recently.

It was not easy to choose the phrases, they are infinite. We hope that this article will serve as a foundation for you to be able to create your own questions and answers correctly.

Questions in Japanese

What is your name?

(o)namae wa nan desu ka?

Who is this person?

ano hito wa dare desu ka?

Where do you live?

doko ni sundeimasuka?

What do you work with?

shigoto wa nan desu ka?

How it is?

dou desu ka?

How is the weather?

Tenki wa dou desu ka?

You are hungry?

Onaka ga aite imasu ka?

What is it?

kore wa nan desu ka?

What is the problem?

Doushitan desu ka?

Could you take a picture?

Shashin wo totte moraemasen ka?

It's my first time here, do you know any good restaurants around here?

Hajimete kita no desu ga, kono atari de oishii o-mise wo shitte-imasuka?

How much does it cost?

Kore wa ikura desu ka

Is this train heading to [Shibuya]?

Kono densha wa [Shibuya] e ikimasu ka?

How long does it take to get to [Shinjuku]?

[Shinjuku] made dono gurai kakarimasu ka?

Where are you from?

Doko kara kita no?

What are you doing?

Nani shiteru no?

Where did you get these clothes?

Sono fuku doko de katta no?

What are you drinking?

Nani nonderu no?

You have boyfriend?

Kareshi iru?

What do you think?

Doo omowaremasu ka

Do you think it's possible BLA?

BLA dekiru to omoi masuka

Could you write this for me?

Koko ni kaite itadakemasu ka

Could you repeat?

Moo ichido itte itadakemasuka

What do you think?

Sono koto wo dou omowaremasuka

Have you ever felt like that?

Sono youni kanjita koto ga arimasuka

Did you notice this?

Kono koto wo okizuki ni nattakoto wa arimasuka

Do you agree?

dooi saremasuka

How to answer the questions?

This is a slightly more delicate subject, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of Japanese vocabulary. If the answer is simply one word, just say it and sometimes add “desu [です]” to make it more formal.

If the answer is a verb, remember to conjugate it correctly. We recommend reading our article with phrases to convert into japanese. This article will help you to have an even better conversation.

if you are a newbie in japanese language, or want to know more basic words and phrases, we recommend that you read other articles:

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