Japanese Question Words

Being able to ask questions is a key part of learning a new language. The list below gives you an overview over the most important Japanese question words and phrases so you can jump-start that part of your language learning. For even more words and examples, take a look at our learning resources for Japanese at the end of the page.

EnglishJapanese
who誰 (dare)
whereどこ (doko)
what何 (nani)
whyなぜ (naze)
howどのように (dono yō ni)
whichどれ (dore)
whenいつ (itsu)
how much?いくら? (ikura)
how many?いくつですか? (iku tsu desu ka)
Where is the toilet?トイレはどこですか? (toire wa doko desu ka)
What's your name?名前はなんですか? (namae wa nan desu ka)
Can you help me?手伝ってくれますか? (tetsudatte kuremasu ka)
Do you love me?私のことが好きですか? (watashi no koto ga suki desu ka)
How much is this?これはいくらですか? (kore wa ikura desu ka)
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Japanese Vocabulary Books

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Japanese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Japanese words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
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Japanese Vocabulary Book

This Japanese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.


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