Japanese 11 - The question particle か

In Japanese, you can turn a sentence into a question by adding the question particle to the end of the sentence.

The word is pronounced either as nan or as nani in Japanese. You will get a feeling for when to use which pronunciation soon, but in case you want to know, nan is used before desu and before counters, about which you will learn more later.

The most common ways to say yes in Japanese are はい and ええ. はい is more formal than ええ, and can also be used in response to someone calling your name and in response to someone knocking on your door.

EnglishJapanese
yesはいhai
yesええee

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