Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (masen ka)

Meaning

would you; do you want to; shall we~

How to use

Verb (polite negative) + か
ません + か
masen ka ませんか jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (masen ka). Meaning: would you; do you want to; shall we~

  • This grammar is used to ask someone if they would like to do something:
    • would you~
    • do you want to~
    • shall we~
    • etc..

Simply use the verbs negative polite form + か to get (masen ka).

Example A)

Let’s look at a simple example using 行きます (ikimasu) “to go”

行きませんか

iki masen ka.

Shall we go? / do you want to go? / etc..

Similar Grammar

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

きょういっしょにたべませんか?
kyou isshoni tabemasen ka?
Do you want to eat together today?
Example #2

うちでえいがをみませんか。
uchi de eiga o mimasen ka.
Do you want to watch a movie at my place?
Example #3

おちゃにしませんか?
ocha ni shimasen ka?
Would you care for some tea?
Example #4

にちようびにテニスをしませんか。
nichiyoubi ni tenisu o shimasen ka.
Do you want to play tennis on Sunday?
Example #5

あしたじてんしゃでがっこうへいきませんか?
ashita jitensha de gakkou e ikimasen ka?
Do you want to go to school tomorrow by bike?
Example #6

もうくらくなりました。いえへかりませんか。
mou kuraku narimashita. ie e kaerimasen ka?
It's gotten dark already.. Shall we head home?
Example #7

しゃしんをとってくれませんか?
shashin o totte kuremasen ka?
Would you mind taking a photo?
Example #8

わたしのしごとをてつだってくれませんか。
watashi no shigoto o tetsu datte kuremasen ka.
Would you mind helping me with my work?

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
今日きょうtoday
一緒にいっしょにtogether
食べるたべるto eat
うちでat my place
映画を見るえいがをみるwatch a movie
お茶おちゃtea
日曜日にちようびSunday
明日あしたtomorrow
学校がっこうschool
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
もうalready
暗いくらいdark
家へ帰るいえへかえるto go home
写真を撮るしゃしんをとるto take a picture
私のわたしのmy
仕事しごとwork; job
手伝うてつだうto help

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