1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Japanese
  4. >
  5. "Who is it?"

"Who is it?"

Translation:どなたですか?

June 14, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara-aubrey

What is the difference between だれ and どなた?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matias721237

どなた is more formal


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanDenofra

Is '誰ですか' accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stevrn4

That was my immediate thought too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonkotsuLover

Yes, as of 28-7-20 (but these forums are atemporal)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaviFontal

何方ですか?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mystiques-wish

Super formal, like "Who may you be?" Kinda formal


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akira386

It's how you would answer the door or ask who is on the phone. An alternative question is 「どちら様(さま)ですか。」 At least, that's how I was raised.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V2Blast

Yep, I think that'd be even more polite than どなたですか.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boringjorn

タグ! あなたはそれです!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsolaCiao

"It" in Japanese is おに (oni).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenJammin234988

Is it a friend of mine? Is it my brother? Somebody hurt my soul. I can't take this stuff no more!!!

Learn Japanese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.