How do I answer basic questions in Japanese?

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White guy: What’s this!?
Asian woman: That’s Sushi but…

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みなさんこんにちは
Hi everyone

Sometimes you should know how to answer your own questions in Japanese.
This time, we will learn the most basic ways to answer questions in Japanese.

Should you ever have any trouble translating JP ⇔ EN, our dictionary might help.

このページのみかた
How to read this page
あOriginal Japanese expression
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)Pronunciation
クエスチョンマーク (2)Notes

Also, if ever you have trouble understanding Japanese expressions or words in this content, kindly visit our site: weblio dictionary.

Now lets begin!
それではさっそく見てみましょう!

Common expressions
EnglishPronunciation日本語
Yeshaiはい
Noiieいいえ
I agree.sansei desu賛成です
I disagree.hantai desu反対です
Whichdocchiどっち
Which one do you prefer?docchi ga suki?どっちが好き?
Both of…docchi mo…どっちも…
Neither of…docchi mo…naiどっちも…ない
Likesuki好き
Dislikekirai嫌い
Goodii良い
Badwarui悪い
Do you agree?
賛成ですか?
sansei desu ka?
You may just ask “sansei?” to ask if your students agrees or not.
Which one is better?
どっちがいいですか?
docchi ga ii desu ka?
You may also say “docchi ga ii?” which is more friendly way.
I like both of them.
どっちも好きです。
docchi mo suki desu
“docchi” = which
“mo” = too, also, as well
“suki” = like
Dialogue
Tutor: Do you agree with those 2 topics?
Student: I can’t catch you…
Tutor: “topic ni sansei?”
Student: Yes!
Tutor: “docchi ni sansei?”
Student: Both of them (docchimo).

さて、今回のコンテンツはどうでしたか?
Well, how did you like the contents this time?

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