Decoded Slug: ~かどうか (〜ka dou ka)

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~かどうか (〜ka dou ka)

~かどうか (〜ka dou ka)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'whether' or 'if' in indirect questions or statements.


Verb-casual + かどうか, い-Adjective + かどうか, な-Adjective + (だ)かどうか, Noun + (だ)かどうか


Kare ga kuru ka dou ka shirimasen.
I don't know if he will come or not.
Kono hon ga omoshiroi ka dou ka oshiete kudasai.
Please tell me if this book is interesting or not.
Kanojo ga kirei da ka dou ka wa wakarimasen.
I don't know whether she is beautiful or not.
Kare ga sensei da ka dou ka oboete imasen.
I don't remember if he is a teacher or not.

Long explanation:

The ~かどうか grammar point is used to express 'whether' or 'if' in indirect questions or statements. It is often used to express uncertainty or to inquire about information in a more polite form. ~かどうか can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.

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