JLPT N5 Grammar (doushite)


why; for what reason; how

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can be used mid-sentence or to start new sentence
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Learn Japanese grammar: (doushite). Meaning: why; for what reason; how.

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

Example A) why


doushite konakatta

Why did you not come?

Example B) how / method


kono ji wa doushite kaku n desuka?

How do you write this character?

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Example #1

doushite konai no?
Why aren't you coming?
Example #2

doushite sou natta no?
How/why did that happen?
Example #3

doushite sore o shitteiru?
How/why do you know that?
Example #4

doushite nihon ni kitan desu ka?
Why did you come to Japan?
Example #5

doushite nihon no natsu wa konnani atsui n darou.
Why is Summer in Japan so hot..?
Example #6

kimi wa doushite kega o shita ka.
How did you get hurt?
Example #7

doushite so no jiko ga okotta no ka.
How did that accident come about?
Example #8

doushite kanojo to shiriatta no desu ka?
How did you get acquainted with her?

Vocabulary List

来ないこないto not go; to not come
書くかくto write
知るしるto know
起こるおこるto occur

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