Lesson 17: Who is it?

Objective: Learn to read and write who questions using だれ.

Key Words

だれ = who



Simple who? questions can be created by adding the appropriate question word before desuka.

  • ... + だれ + ですか。= who is/are ... ?

    [sentence + dare + desuka]

New Vocabulary

かれ = he


かのじょ = she


かれら = they



  • あのひとはだれですか。 = Who is that (over there) person?

    [Ano hito ha dare desuka]

Translation Practice

Write the following sentences in Japanese using Hiragana and Katakana.

  1. Who is he?
  2. Who was that artist?
  3. Who are they?
  4. Who is this teacher?
  5. Who is she?

Translate the following Japanese sentences to English.

  1. そのひとはだれですか。
  2. かのじょはだれでしたか。
  3. わたしはだれですか。
  4. かれらはだれでしたか。
  5. あなたはだれですか。


Write the following sentences in Hiragana

  1. Good afternoon!
  2. This is a pencil.
  3. You are clever.
  4. Thank you.
  5. Is that (over there) a bird?
  6. That is correct.
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