Question Words in Japanese

Being able to ask questions in Japanese is a key part of learning the 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.
Basic Japanese Question Words
Other Japanese Question Words

Basic Japanese Question Words

who in Japanese誰 (dare)
where in Japaneseどこ (doko)
what in Japanese何 (nani)
why in Japaneseなぜ (naze)
how in Japaneseどのように (dono yō ni)
which in Japaneseどれ (dore)
when in Japaneseいつ (itsu)

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Other Japanese Question Words

how many? in Japaneseいくつですか? (iku tsu desu ka)
How much is this? in Japaneseこれはいくらですか? (kore wa ikura desu ka)
Where is the toilet? in Japaneseトイレはどこですか? (toire wa doko desu ka)
What's your name? in Japanese名前はなんですか? (namae wa nan desu ka)
Do you love me? in Japanese私のことが好きですか? (watashi no koto ga suki desu ka)
How are you? in Japanese元気ですか? (genki desu ka)
Can you help me? in Japanese手伝ってくれますか? (tetsudatte kuremasu 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.
Japanese Vocabulary Book

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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Japanese Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Japanese flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Japanese Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Japanese flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

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