Self intro: What is your name?

Topic Based Lesson

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

Key Sentence

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

What is your name?
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.

Example 1: hobby – しゅみ

しゅみは何ですか。 → What is your hobby?

Example 2: job – 仕事(しごと)

仕事は何ですか。 → What is your job?


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • What is your name?
  • What is your job?

Task 2: Change into English.

  • しゅみは何ですか。
  • お名前は何ですか。


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