How Well Do You Know Basic Japanese? Quiz

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So, you think you know basic Japanese, right? How well do you know basic Japanese? Now that's the question that this quiz will give you the answer to. Japanese is one of the most famous and known languages in the world. People from all over the world are trying to learn this beautiful language. These are some questions that are for a beginner learner of the Japanese language. Let's see if you can score high or not on this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Nani/Nanai means?

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      How

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    A. What
    Explanation
    The word "Nani/Nanai" is a question word that is used to inquire about something. It is similar to the word "What" in English, which is used to ask for information or clarification about a particular thing or situation. Therefore, the correct answer is "What".

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  • 2. 

    How do you say YES in Japanese?

    • A.

      Iie

    • B.

      Hai

    • C.

      Si

    • D.

      Wee

    Correct Answer
    B. Hai
    Explanation
    "Hai" is the correct answer because it is the Japanese word for "yes." In Japanese, "Hai" is used to affirm or agree with something, similar to how "yes" is used in English. It is a commonly used word in everyday conversations and is recognized by native Japanese speakers as the appropriate way to say "yes."

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  • 3. 

    How do you say NO in Japanese?

    • A.

      Iie

    • B.

      Hai

    • C.

      Ii

    • D.

      Wee

    Correct Answer
    A. Iie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "iie" because in Japanese, "iie" is the word used to say "no." It is the opposite of "Hai," which means "yes." "Si" and "Wee" are not Japanese words and do not mean "no" in the language. Therefore, "iie" is the correct choice to express a negative response in Japanese.

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  • 4. 

    What does daijoubu mean?

    • A.

      Forever

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Alright

    • D.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    C. Alright
    Explanation
    The word "daijoubu" is a Japanese term that is commonly used to ask if someone is okay or if everything is alright. It can also be used to reassure someone that everything is fine. Therefore, the correct answer is "Alright," as it accurately reflects the meaning of "daijoubu."

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  • 5. 

    What does Sumimasen mean?

    • A.

      Listen

    • B.

      Side please

    • C.

      Tell me

    • D.

      Excuse me

    Correct Answer
    D. Excuse me
    Explanation
    Sumimasen is a Japanese phrase that is commonly used to apologize or to get someone's attention. It is often used to say "Excuse me" in various situations, such as when you want to ask for directions or when you accidentally bump into someone. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Excuse me."

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  • 6. 

    What does Ohayō gozaimasu mean?

    • A.

      Good morning

    • B.

      Good afternoon

    • C.

      Good evening

    • D.

      Good night

    Correct Answer
    A. Good morning
    Explanation
    Ohayō gozaimasu is a Japanese greeting that is typically used in the morning. "Ohayō" means "good morning" and "gozaimasu" is a polite form of the verb "to be." Therefore, the correct answer is "Good morning."

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  • 7. 

    What does Arigatō mean?

    • A.

      Do it

    • B.

      You're welcome

    • C.

      Thank you

    • D.

      Give up

    Correct Answer
    C. Thank you
    Explanation
    Arigatō is a Japanese word that translates to "thank you" in English. It is a polite expression used to show gratitude and appreciation towards someone.

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  • 8. 

    What does tabun mean?

    • A.

      Blow

    • B.

      Keep

    • C.

      Always

    • D.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    D. Maybe
  • 9. 

    What is one way to say HELLO in Japanese?

    • A.

      Hey

    • B.

      Hi

    • C.

      Hai

    • D.

      Konnichiwa

    Correct Answer
    D. Konnichiwa
    Explanation
    "Konnichiwa" is one way to say "HELLO" in Japanese. It is a casual and informal greeting used among friends and acquaintances. 

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  • 10. 

    What does CUTE means in Japanese?

    • A.

      Baka

    • B.

      Kawaii

    • C.

      Hai

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Kawaii
    Explanation
    In Japanese, "kawaii" means cute. This term is commonly used to describe something or someone as adorable or charming. It is often associated with cute and cuddly characters, such as Hello Kitty. Therefore, the correct answer is "Kawaii."

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