Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (kke)


~?; recalling information; asking for confirmation

How to use

Noun + (だ / だった)っけ
な-adjective + (だ / だった)
い-adjective + かった
Verb (casual, past

Learn Japanese grammar: (kke). Meaning: ~?; recalling information; asking for confirmation.

This is a particle used in conversational Japanese to indicate that the speaker is trying to recall some information.

It is used when asking a question in order to confirm/affirm something.

JLPT grammar っけ (kke)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

dare dakke?
Who was it?? (can't seem to remember)
Example #2

anata no tanjoubi, itsu datta kke?
When was your birthday again?
Example #3

nan no hanashi o shiteita kke?
What were we talking about again?
Example #4

toukyou e iku no wa, raishuu datta kke?
When were you going to Tokyo again, was it next week?
Example #5

ano kashu no namae wa nanto iimashita kke?
What was that singer's name again..?
Example #6

jiko shoukai shita kke?
Have I already introduced myself?

Vocabulary List

はなしconversation; story
来週らいしゅうnext week
確かたしかIf I remember correctly

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