- 1 Why do Japanese use Nande?
- 2 How do you say why in Japanese politely?
- 3 What does Doushite mean in Japanese?
- 4 What is the difference between Naze and Nande?
- 5 What does Nandayo mean?
- 6 Is Omae rude?
- 7 How do you say no in Japanese?
- 8 Is Japanese hard to learn?
- 9 What is Nani Kore?
- 10 What is Kore wa?
- 11 What is chotto?
- 12 Do you shi te?
- 13 What is Wakaranai in Japanese?
- 14 What is Daijoubu?
Why do Japanese use Nande?
NANDE does mean both “why” and “how”, but its placement is nothing to do with the meaning. We usually know whether it’s “why” or “how” from the context.
How do you say why in Japanese politely?
If you just want to ask why in a polite way, just add ですか to the end. This is probably the best and safest way for Japanese learners to ask “why.”
What does Doushite mean in Japanese?
Starting simply, どうして doushite can be used on it’s own as a stand alone phrase to mean “why”.
What is the difference between Naze and Nande?
Actually naze and doushite sound more polite than nande in a conversation, but nande is not the informal version of them. You can use rhetorically (ironically) nande in formal situations. and naze is more literary than both doushite and nande.
What does Nandayo mean?
“Nandayo!” = Bloody hell!
Is Omae rude?
Omae (alternatively written おまえ or お前) is a pronoun meaning “you.” It is very informal. Because of this, when used between close friends it can be a sign of that closeness, but will come across as disrespectful, or even aggressive when used with people outside one’s inner social circle.
How do you say no in Japanese?
The exact word for no in Japanese is “ いいえ (iie) ”, but the Japanese actually use a wide range of expressions to avoid having to use a strong no. For example, they could say chotto that convey the “difficulty” to answer the request.
Is Japanese hard to learn?
In short, Japanese is one of the more difficult languages for a native English speaker to learn. It takes much dedication and time. Learning the kana and how to pronounce the syllables is relatively easy, the grammar is about in the middle between easy and difficult, and the kanji is very hard.
What is Nani Kore?
I think that’s Japanese Nani kore means ” what is this” or “what’s this” in a rude way.
What is Kore wa?
The expression “Kore wa nan desu ka?” means “ What is this?” The word “kore” means “this”, and “nan” means “what”. But what about “ka” at the end of the sentence? “Ka” at the end of a sentence makes the sentences a question.
What is chotto?
Chotto means ‘a little’. It’s a Japanese word often used when requesting something.
Do you shi te?
It means ”why? ” and it is polite.
What is Wakaranai in Japanese?
Usually, “shira-nai” is translated “I don’t know” and “wakara-nai” is translated ” I don’t understand “. Both words are used when the speaker can’t answer the listener clearly.
What is Daijoubu?
A classic pretender phrase known for its amazing versatility; ‘daijoubu’ can mean ‘ yes ‘ or ‘no’, ‘it’s ok’, ‘is it ok? ‘ and more.