Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (ka shira)

How to use

phraseかしら

Learn Japanese grammar: (ka shira). Meaning: I wonder.

  • (ka shira) is used to:
    • ask a question
    • show you are thinking about something
  • It is mostly used by female speakers.
  • It is fairly similar to .
  • See all related grammar.

Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar かしら (ka shira)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

ほんとうかしら
hontou ka shira.
I wonder if that's true.
Example #2

だれかしら。
dare ka shira.
I wonder who that is.
Example #3

かれはほんきかしら。
kare wa honki ka shira.
I wonder if he is serious.
Example #4

あしたはあめかしら。
ashita wa ame ka shira.
I wonder if it will rain tomorrow.
Example #5

あしたははれるかしら。
ashita wa hareru ka shira.
I wonder if it will clear up tomorrow.
Example #6

こんや、がいしょくするのはどうかしら?
konya, gaishoku suru no wa dou ka shira?
What do you think about eating out tonight?
Example #7

いぜんおあいしませんでしたかしら?
izen o ai shimasen deshita ka shira?
Have we met before?

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
本当ほんとうtruth
だれwho
かれhe
本気ほんきserious
明日あしたtomorrow
あめrain
晴れるはれるto clear up (skies)
今夜こんやtonight
外食がいしょくeat out
以前いぜんbefore
会うあうto meet

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