Decoded Slug: どういう Noun (dou iu Noun)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
どういう Noun (dou iu Noun)

どういう Noun (dou iu Noun)

Short explanation:

Asking for clarification or more information about a noun; 'what kind of', 'what sort of'.


どういう + Noun


Dou iu shigoto wo shite imasu ka?
What kind of work do you do?
Dou iu eiga ga suki desu ka?
What kind of movies do you like?
Dou iu fuku wo kitaidesu ka?
What kind of clothes do you want to wear?
Dou iu riyuu de okuremashita ka?
What sort of reason caused you to be late?

Long explanation:

The どういう Noun grammar point is used to ask for more information or clarification about a specific noun. It can be translated as 'what kind of' or 'what sort of' in English. The formation is simply using どういう followed by the noun in question.

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