Family: What is your younger sister doing?

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn how to ask what people are doing right now in Japanese.

Key Sentence

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

What is your younger sister doing now?
i mo u to sa n wa i ma na ni wo shi te i ma su ka

One by one

  • 妹さん(いもうと・さん) → younger sister
  • は → no meaning
  • 今(いま) → now
  • 何(なに) → what
  • を → no meaning
  • しています → doing
  • か → ?


【Japanese Vocabulary】Somebody else's family
On this page, you can learn how to say people in a somebody else's family in Japanese.


【Japanese grammar】verb て form + います (imasu) = be + verb-ing: Present Continuous
Let's learn how to say those sentences in Japanese: My mother is eating pasta with my older sister. I am playing with friends in a park. My father is listening to music in a living room now. My older brother is drinking sake with friends now. My uncle is playing baseball at a stadium now.


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • What is your mother doing now?
  • What is your older sister doing now?

Task 2: Change into English.

  • お兄さんは今何をしていますか。
  • お祖父さんは今何をしていますか。


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