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Japanese sentence construction introduction 文法

Interrogative Japanese sentence  疑問文

Turning a Japanese sentence into an interrogative sentence.

A denominator attached to the end of sentence turns a Japanese sentence into an interrogative sentence; かis attached. For instance, あなたの名前はなんですか。anata no namaeha nanndesuka. What is your name? In Engish, verbs or auxiliary word is placed before the subject, making it interrogative. No question mark is used in a Japanese interrogative sentence.
It is an apple. それはりんごです。Is it an apple? それはりんごです か。1
I am a student.私は生徒です。Am I a student?私は生徒です か。
You meet her.彼女にあいます。Do you meet her?彼女にあいます か。
You don't meet her.彼女にあいません。Don't you meet her?彼女にあいません か。
You can meet her.彼女にあえます。Can you meet her?彼女にあえます か。
You cannot meet her.彼女にあえません。Can't you meet her?彼女にあえません か。
You have met her.彼女にあいました。Have you met her?彼女にあいました か。
Someone ate the cheese.だれかがチーズを食べました。Who ate the cheese?だれがチーズを食べました か。
*1 A blank preceding to か is inserted only to emphasize the attachment.
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