【What is your name?】Let’s learn how to make a sentence to ask somebody’s name in Japanese.

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn how to ask somebody’s name in Japanese.

Key Sentence

  • English: What is your name?
  • Kana and Kanji: お名前は(何ですか)。
  • Romaji: o na ma e wa ( na n de su ka )

One by one

  • お → no meaning
  • 名前(な・まえ) → name
  • は → no meaning
  • 何(なん) → what
  • です → is
  • か → ?

Note 1

You don’t have to translate ‘your’ into Japanese.

Note 2

You can ask other things with the sentence pattern.



What is your hobby?



What is your job?


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • What is your name?
  • What is your job?
  • おなまえは。
  • しごとは何ですか。

Task 2: Change into English.

  • しゅみは何ですか。
  • お名前は何ですか。
  • What is your hobby?
  • What is your name?

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

What is your job?

What is your name?