JLPT N5 Grammar (doushite)

Meaning

why; for what reason; how

How to use

can be used mid-sentence or to start new sentence
doushite どうして jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (doushite). Meaning: why; for what reason; how.

  • (doushite) has two main meanins:
    1. To ask why or for what reason
    2. To ask how / method

Example A) why

どうして来なかった?

doushite konakatta

Why did you not come?

Example B) how / method

この字はどうして書くんですか?

kono ji wa doushite kaku n desuka?

How do you write this character?


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Example #1

どうしてこないの?
doushite konai no?
Why aren't you coming?
Example #2

どうしてそうなったの?
doushite sou natta no?
How/why did that happen?
Example #3

どうしてそれをしっている?
doushite sore o shitteiru?
How/why do you know that?
Example #4

どうしてにほんにきたんですか?
doushite nihon ni kitan desu ka?
Why did you come to Japan?
Example #5

どうしてにほんのなつはこんなにあついんだろう。
doushite nihon no natsu wa konnani atsui n darou.
Why is Summer in Japan so hot..?
Example #6

きみはどうしてけがをしたか。
kimi wa doushite kega o shita ka.
How did you get hurt?
Example #7

どうしてそのじこがおこったのか。
doushite so no jiko ga okotta no ka.
How did that accident come about?
Example #8

どうしてかのじょとしりあったのですか。
doushite kanojo to shiriatta no desu ka?
How did you get acquainted with her?

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
来ないこないto not go; to not come
character
書くかくto write
知るしるto know
日本にほんJapan
なつsummer
暑いあついhot
きみyou
怪我けがinjury
事故じこaccident
起こるおこるto occur

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