Daily life: What do you eat for breakfast?

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn how to ask what somebody eats for breakfast in Japanese.

Key Sentence

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

What do you eat for breakfast?
a sa go ha n ni na ni wo ta be ma su ka

One by one

  • 朝ご飯(あさ・ご・はん) → breakfast
  • に → for
  • 何(なに) → what
  • を → no meaning
  • 食べます(た・べます) → eat
  • か → ?

Note 1: No ‘you’

あなた is ‘you’ in Japanese. There is no word for ‘you’ in the Japanese sentence above. This often happens.

Japanese people do not usually put あなた if it is clear enough to ask ‘you’ in the situation.

Note 2: Actual name instead of ‘you’

the person’s name plus は can be put at the start if you want to say ‘you’.

For example, if you talk with Ken(ケン)and ask what he eats for breakfast, you can say either of the sentences below:

  • 朝ごはんに何を食べますか。
  • ケンは朝ごはんに何を食べますか。


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • What do you eat for breakfast?

Task 2: Change into English.

  • 朝ご飯に何を食べますか。

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