"Why is the movie scary?"


June 16, 2017



Since there is no 'that' i thought this sentence would be fine without その. Am i wrong?

June 16, 2017


Duolingo likes to translate "the" as その for some reason or another..

June 26, 2017


Japanese really doesn't have a word for "the", so I guess that was the closest equivalent they found.

August 10, 2017


I thought the same...

June 19, 2017


Wait, why is なぜ after the は here? Shouldn't it be at the beginning, like とうして?

August 10, 2017


Can anyone explain the function of ん in this sentence?

July 28, 2017


My understanding is that the ん adds the implication that the asker of the question would like an explanation. They are not merely looking for a "yes" or "no" response.

August 15, 2017


I'm marked as correct without the N. But Yes I also curious what is that N for

July 31, 2017


I believe it's along the lines of "...is it the case that...". It's not technically necessary for the sentence to make sense, but it changes the question just slightly to make it more inviting for the other person to reply.

August 28, 2017


There is no that in this sentence so why is その necessary

July 4, 2017


Probably so that your sentence does not refer to all movies

November 2, 2017


not having その does not make this sentence necessarily refer to all movies. If you and the listener are already talking about a movie it would sound weird to say その unless you wanted to specify which movie you are refering to out of multiple options.

June 15, 2018


映画はどうしてこわいですか is fine. Reported.

As has been pointed out, if they want to prompt その they should use "why is that movie scary?"

February 19, 2018
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