Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (dewa nai ka)

How to use

phraseではないか
ではありませんか

Learn Japanese grammar: (dewa nai ka). Meaning: right? isn’t it?

  • (dewa nai ka) is used to ask someone to agree with you. You can use it to say things like:
    • right?
    • isn’t it?
  • It is interchangeable with .
    • One difference is is more so used when questioning or pondering something.
  • See all related grammar.

Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar ではないか (dewa nai ka)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

とむではないか。
tomu dewa nai ka.
Well if it isn't Tom?
Example #2

すばらしいてんきではないか。
subarashii tenki dewa nai ka.
What wonderful weather we're having (right?)
Example #3

あしたはあめではないかとおもう。
ashita wa ame dewa nai ka to omou.
I think it will rain tomorrow (right?)
Example #4

タクシーにのろうではないか。
takushii ni norou dewa nai ka.
Why don't we take a taxi?
Example #5

ほんとうのことではないかとおもうよ。
hontou no koto dewa nai ka to omou yo.
I suspect it to be true.
Example #6

かれはこないのではないかとおもう。
kare wa konai no dewa nai ka to omou.
I'm don't think he'll be coming.
Example #7

しけんをごうかくしたことはすごいではないか。
shiken wo goukaku shita koto wa sugoi dewa nai ka.
How wonderful that you passed your exam.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
素晴らしいすばらしいwonderful
天気てんきweather
明日あしたtomorrow
あめrain
思うおもうto think
乗るのるto ride; to take
本当ほんとうtrue
かれhe
来るくるto come
試験しけんexam
合格ごうかくpassing
凄いすごいwonderful

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