Miyashita Sensei - Language Class 12: Interrogatives

Please view previous lessons for additional vocabulary and grammar.

In this lesson you'll learn all about the interrogatives within the Japanese language!


Mary-san wa ashita tomodachi to kissaten de ko-hi- wo nomimasu.
Tomorrow, Mary and a friend will drink coffee at a café.

Nano wo nomimasuka?/ なにをのみますか?/ What will you drink?

Doko de nomimasuka?/ どこでのみますか?/ Where are you drinking?

Dare to nomimasuka?/ だれとのみますか?/ Who will you drink with?

Dare ga nomimasuka?/ だれがのみますか?/ Who is the one drinking?

Kinou/ きのう/ Yesterday
Kyou/ きょう/ Today
Ashita/ あした/ Tomorrow
Senshuu/ せんしゅう/ Last week
Konshuu/ こんしゅう/ This week
Raishuu/ らいしゅう/ Next week
Sengetsu/ せんげつ/ Last month
Kongetsu/ こんげつ/ This month
Raigetsu/ らいげつ/ Next month
Kyonen/ きょねん/ Last week
Kotoshi/ ことし/ This year
Rainen/ らいねん/ Next year

Itsu nomimasuka/ いつのみますか?/ When to drink?

Mary-san wa sanji ni Tanaka-san ni aimasu/ メアリーさんはさんじにたなかさんにあいます。/ Mary will meet Tanaka-san at 3 o'clock

Dare ni aimasuka/ だれにあいますか?/who are you meeting?

Dare ga aimasuka/ だれがあいますか?/ who will be meeting?

Nanji ni aimasuka/ なんじにあいますか?/what time will you be meeting?

Nannichi ni aimasuka/ なんにちにあいますか?/what day will you be meeting?

Nanyoubi ni aimasuka/ なにようびにあいますか?/what day of the week will you be meeting?

Nangatsu ni aimasuka/ なんがつにあいますか?/what month will you be meeting?

Nannen ni aimasuka/ なんねんにあいますか?/what year will you be meeting?

Suzuki-san wa kinyoubi ni Mary-san to densha de Boston ni ikimasu/すずきさんはきんようびにメアリーさんとでんしゃでボストンにいきます。/ Suzuki-san, on Friday, is going to Boston with Mary on the train.

Doko ni ikimasuka/ どこにいきますか?/ Where are you going?

Nande ikimasuka/ なんでいきますか?/ How are you going?

Dare to ikimasuka/ だれといきますか?/ Who are you going with?

Nanyoubi ni ikimasuka/ なんようびにいきますか?/ What day of the week are you going?

Darega ikimasuka/ だれがいきますか?/Who is going?

Nihongo wo benkyou shiteimasuka/ にほんごをべんきょうしていますか?/ Are you studying Japanese?
Doushite nihongo wo benkyou shiteimasuka/ どうしてにほんごをべんきょうしていますか?/ Why are you studying Japanese?
Nihon ni ikimasukara/ にほんにいきますから/ It's because I'm going to Japan.
Okane wo choking shiteimasuka/ おかねをちょきんしていますか?/ Are you saving up money?
Doushite okane wo choking shiteimasuka/ どうしておかねをちょきんしていますか?/ Why are you saving up money
Atarashii kuruma wo kaimasukara/ あたらしいくるまをかいますから/because I'm buying a new car

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