Lesson20:~かい /~kai /You use かい to turn a sentence into a yes/no question.

Lesson20:~かい /~kai /You use かい to turn a sentence into a yes/no question.



Audio

Dialog

男:元気かい?
女:うん
男:結婚したかい?
女:まだよ
男:じゃあ俺とするかい?
女:嫌です。

M:Genki kai?
F:Un.
M:Kekkon shita kai?
F:Mada yo.
M:Jaa ore to kekkon suru kai?
F:Iya desu.

M:Are you fine?
F:Yes.
M:You’ve married?
F:Not yet
M:So You will marry me?
F:No thanks.

Grammar explaination

You can use ~かい when you want to say “follows A, turning the sentence into a yes or no question (note: casual).”

■The patterns is below:

Noun + な + の +かい
な adjective + な + の +かい
い adjective + の +かい
Verb: Casual + の +かい

Example sentences

腹が減っているのかい?Hara ga hette iruno kai?
Are you hungry?

どこまで行くのかい?Doko made ikuno kai?
Untill where are we going?

今晩のパーティーに来るかい?Konban no paatii ni kuru kai?
Are you coming to tonight’s party?

Vocabularies

元気な genki na(vigorous,cheerful)

結婚する kekkon suru(to get married)

嫌な iyana(disagreeable; unpleasant)

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