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Lesson 167: Children

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In this lesson we will build on the family vocabulary we learned previously so that we can ask questions or talk about our own or someone else's children. The Japanese word for child or children is ども. However, when referring to the children of someone that is not a familial relation, the polite さん is used instead.

EnglishPlain JapanesePolite Japanese
Child/childrenどもさん
Daughterむすめむすめさん
Sonむすむすさん

Below we have included some sample sentences that should be useful in situations when children are being discussed.

EnglishJapanese
Do you have children?あなた は ども が います か?
anata ha kodomo ga imasu ka?
How old is your child?さん は なんさい です か?
okosan ha nansai desu ka?
My children love Pokemon.わたし の ども は ポケモン が だいき です。
watasi no kodomo ha pokemon ga daisuki desu.
My father has two daughters.ちち は むすめ たり が います。
titi ha musume hutari ga imasu.
Do our children go to the same school?わたしたち の ども は おなじ がっこう  かよって います か?
watasitati no kodomo ha onazi gakkou ni kayotte imasu ka?
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