"Are you from the UK?"
I hopeI am breaking this down corectly.
"Are you from the UK?" would be...
イギリス (the UK)
ですか？ (are you)
And when put all together would be...
Hope I made it clear enough. Anyone feel free to let me know if I am incorrect.
Shusshin is "origin" but you can use it for home countries and hometowns.
So "igirisu shusshin desuka?" Is 'is england hometown?" You would normally put a "wa" in there after england, but it's not necessary in this context.
I think イギリスじんですか？might be more apropiate way to ask where are you from, because じん (人) means a "person from that place".
じん(人) seems to imply nationality (Japanese, American) rather than, "from a country."
For example, I'm Polish but but live in England so I'd come from England. I would use 人 in reference to Polish and しゅしん in reference to England.
「か」 is used to indicate whether the statement is a question. In our examples, we are assuming the topic implied is the addressee.
イギリスしゅっしんです。： You are from the U.K.
イギリスしゅっしんですか？： Are you from the U.K?
か is used to indicate a question is being asked! You can add か to the end of many statements to turn them into questions, which may change the implied subject of the sentence. For example, アメリカ人です。➡️ I am American. アメリカ人ですか？➡️ Are you American? By simply adding か, the subject changes from the speaker ("I") to the other person in the conversation ("you").
Anyone know how to type ん on the keyboard? I've added the Japanese keyboard but typing n doesn't show me the ん option.
I'm struggling with the native IME on my Mac. How can I easily type ゆ in the smaller form? My IME only seems to offer the larger one. And is there a set of instructions anywhere for IMEs?