Japanese Language Lesson Minna no Nihongo 1 Chapter 9 Additional Section Part 4

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Japanese Language Lesson Minna no Nihongo 1 Chapter 9 Additional Section Part 4

The article this time is  about how to answer the question by picking the right interrogative pronoun in Minna no Nihongo 1 book chapter 9 additional section part 4 in page 78. The question given is in form of sentence with part of it contains empty bracket. To answer the question, select the right or suitable interrogative pronoun to fill the empty bracket so that the sentence overall become the right sentence.

There are several option of interrogative pronoun which can be chose to fill in for the empty bracket in the question given in the book.

In the above Japanese language conversation given as an example to solve questions regarding problems given in Minna no Nihongo 1 chapter 9 additional section part 4, below are all of the answers of all the questions which can be seen on it :



Kanji                   :

カリナさんは( どんな ) 料理 が 好きですか

。。。韓国料理が 好きです。

Hiragana            :

カリナさんは( どんな ) りょうり が すきですか

。。。かんこくりょうりが すきです

Romaji               :

Karina-san wa( donna ) ryouri ga suki desuka

。。。kankoku ryouri ga suki desu。

Meaning             :

What kind of cooking (dishes) does Karina like ?

。。。(I) like korean cooking。

The correct interrogative pronoun in this question is ‘donna’. It is used to ask further about the subject which is being discussed, in term of what kind of as also the translation of the interrogative question is.  So, what kind of dishes or cooking does Karina like ?, the answer is precisely said that she likes Korean dishes.



Kanji                   :

( どうして )あの 店で ワインを 買います。


Hiragana            :

( どうして )あの みせで ワインを かいます。


Romaji                 :

( doushite )ano  mise de  wain wo kaimasu。

。。。yasui desu kara。

Meaning             :

( why )do you buy wine in that store ?。

。。。it is because it is cheap。

The correct answer for this question is ‘doushite’. It is the suitable interrogative pronoun used to answer and fill the empty bracket because it is used to ask for the reason something which is done.  The interrogative ‘doushite’ itself is translated as ‘why’. The speaker ask to the other party about the reason why he or she buy wine in that store. The answer which is the reason to answer the question given by the speaker is that the wine is cheap in that store.



Kanji                              :

勉強は ( どう )ですか。


Hiragana              :

べんきょうは ( どう )ですか。


Romaji  :

Benkyou wa ( dou ) desuka。

。。。omoshiroi desu。

Meaning              :

How is study ?

。。。It’s interesting。

A             :勉強は ( どう )ですか。

B             :おもしろいです。

The correct answer for this question is the interrogative pronoun ‘dou’. It is actually used to ask how does it feel or how does it. The sentence given in the question is given a particular subject about ‘benkyou’. The speaker ask to the other party about ‘benkyou’ or ‘study’. How is studying or what does it feel to study. The answered given by the other party reflects that he or she like study because the answer is ‘omoshiroi desu’ which means ‘interesting, fun’.


Hiragana              :

あなたの かばんは ( どれ ) ですか。


Romaji  :

anata no kaban wa ( dore ) desuka。

。。。are desu。

Meaning              :

Which one is your bag ?。

。。。that one。

The correct answer for the above question is ‘dore’. It is the perfect interrogative pronoun used to fill the empty bracket. Answering using the ‘dore’ is quite simple, it is because the answer is ‘are’ which like a pair of question-answer used to ask and to point out something.

In this case ‘dore’ is used to ask which one to the other speaker concerning the item which is being asked and in this case is the other party’s bag. The answer ‘are’ is a demonstrative pronoun which can be translated as ‘that’. And in the context of the above question, it is used to point out the bag which is located far from both the speaker and the other party.

The full question which consists of several numbers can be seen completely in Minna no Nihongo 1 Chapter 9 Additional Section Part 4 on page 78.

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