Self intro: How old are you?

Topic Based Lesson
スポンサーリンク

On this page, you can learn how to ask how old somebody is in Japanese.

Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

How old are you?
na n sa i de su ka
何さいですか。

One by one

  • 何さい(なん・さい) → how old
  • です → is, am, are
  • か → ?

Note 1

Generally speaking, it is not polite to ask the age of people (especially woman’s age) in Japan, although people in Osaka often do not mind it.

Note 2

何さいですか。 is a simple but very direct way to ask somebody’s age. Instead, people in Japan would say おいくつですか。 more often.

Review

Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • How old are you?

Task 2: Change into English.

  • 何さいですか。
  • おいくつですか。

Kanji

Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.

Answer