JLPT N4 Grammar (kai)

Meaning

turns a sentence into a yes/no question

How to use

Sentenceかい
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Learn Japanese grammar: (kai). Meaning: turns a sentence into a yes/no question.

This is more casual Japanese and is most often used with children or with girlfriends.


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

あるけるかい?
arukeru kai?
Can you walk?
Example #2

コーヒーいるかい?
koohii iru kai?
Do you want a coffee?
Example #3

いっしょにくるかい。
isshoni kuru kai.
Do you want to come along?
Example #4

まだおわってないのかい?
mada owatte nai no kai.
Aren’t you finished yet?
Example #5

はなしてくれるかい?いったいなにがあったんだ?
hanashite kureru kai. ittai nani ga attan da.
Will you tell me the story? What happened?
Example #6

それで、がっこうはどうだった?ともだちはできたかい?
sore de, gakkou wa dou datta. tomodachi wa dekita kai.
So, how did you like school? Have you made any friends?
Example #7

おれとダンスパーティーにいくかい?
ore to dansu paatii ni iku kai.
Do you want to go to the dance party with me?
Example #8

むこうきしまでおよがなくちゃならないんだが、きみはおよげるのかい?
mukou kishi made oyoganakucha naranain da ga, kimi wa oyogeru no kai.
We’ve got to swim to the shore on the other side. Can you swim at all?
Example #9

ぼくはさっきもうきみにすっかりはなしたじゃないか。それとも、おぼえてないのかい?
boku wa sakki mou kimi ni sukkari hanashita janai ka. sore tomo, oboetenai no kai.
I went over it in detail with you a little while back.. Don’t you remember?

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