"Which one will you eat?"


July 31, 2017



"Dore o tabemasu ka?"

July 31, 2017


Niku to gohan tabemasu!!! -Sorry I don't know how to use Japanese keyboard

August 28, 2017


肉とご飯を食べます (kanji) にくとごはんをたべます (hiragana)

I have a keyboard that allows me to switch between language's, it's very helpful for practicing.

September 13, 2017


I think you forgot "wo"? Also learning sorry

September 10, 2017


If you go into your settings, you should be able to add different keyboards from the language portion of your settings menu. If you have a samsung android like I do, it should be under general management> language and input>virtual keyboard>samsung keyboard>Language and types. From there you should be able to add additional languages.

January 5, 2018


ども ありあと

June 18, 2018



August 7, 2018


It's actually "どもうありがどう"

September 16, 2019


If you have an android phone look add Japanese as a language on your phone and you should get a Japanese option on your keyboard thats pretty easy to navigate.

February 2, 2019


Correct me!!

August 28, 2017


I use the google japanese keyboard it lets you type in the sounds like "wo" and it lets you convert it into を, it also lets you select the kanji you want

November 14, 2018


i really like the lexilogos keyboard, it took a few minutes to understand how to use some of the more complicated features like small symbols and switching between hiragana and katakana, but i also really like the kanji search system: https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/japanese.php#

August 17, 2019


If I knew the grammar, I could do this much better; but Duolingo doesn't offer grammar for Japanese.

October 11, 2017


Eh, the grammar is pretty straightforward (at this point). The main thing to keep in mind is that Japanese has a SOV word order.


どれ - which one

を - (direct object marker)

たべます - eating

か - (question particle)

October 24, 2017


What is sov?

February 12, 2018



The usual order in English is Subject-Verb-Object, in contrast. (Although it doesn't have to be and you can construct proper sentences in any order you want.)

For example, consider the sentence, "I eat meat." 'I' is the subject, 'eat' is the verb, and 'meat' is the object in this case. In Japanese, this sentence would be "(わたしは) にくを食べます." わたし is the subject (but would usually be omitted in Japanese), にく is the object, and 食べます is the verb.

February 20, 2018


I would try to supplement your Duolingo studies with Human Japanese. It is available as an app or a computer program. It is really good for people that want to know about grammar and structure.

October 25, 2018


How is this different from asking "Which one can I eat?"

November 8, 2017


AdamHill, I'm curious about that, too. In the simplest of all worlds, if a statement is made and no other topic or subject is stated, watashi (I) is understood from context. In the case of a question being asked, and no topic or subject is stated, I believe we are to assume anata (you). I don't yet know how "can" vs. "will" is stated, so maybe someone will address that.

November 18, 2017


I got the Japanese writing right at first tryy!!!

November 30, 2017


Great job!!

August 1, 2018


wouldn't は work in place of を?

May 28, 2018


In this case no, は is a subject and どれ is an object in this sentence. If you wanted the subject you would have 私は (わたしは) at the begining.

August 15, 2018


Is を supposed to be used with a 'question word' such as どれ ?

October 10, 2017


Nope, を (o) can be used in pretty much anywhere as long as it involves a direct object that receives an action (verb), like getting rice, and drinking water or tea.

Just keep in mind that whatever noun preceding the particle receives it.

It's the same for basically every particle. は (wa), を (o), whatever the particle is. The preceding noun is what the particle to which it is pointing for its meaning. If it's は, then in 私は。, then subject is 私 (わたし).

I said basically, meaning most particles, not all.

October 25, 2017


I dont think this lesson style is working out for me. Im not picking up any grammar from this, only vocab words. Does anyone know a supplemental app that can help with grammar?

January 24, 2018


"Manga Sensei" and "Mondly"

February 15, 2019


both of them?

April 15, 2019


What makes this ''will you eat'' instead of ''do you eat''?

December 20, 2017


Basically, the context.

In Japanese, there are only two verb tenses: past and non-past. Non-past indicates both present and future. This means that the same sentence often has two possible translations. You can understand if it is being used for the present or future by the context of the sentence.

I found this brief explation on PuniPuniJapan.

December 21, 2017


why is it wo を instead of waは?

June 20, 2019


This might be a dumb question, but what's the difference between o/wo and wa?

June 27, 2019


どれを食べますか? and どれは食べますか? which one is correct!!!!!! please tell me. and WHY?

July 23, 2019


Out of context/conversation this is a really awkward translation haha

October 24, 2017


How do I tell if it means "you" oder "I"?

December 17, 2017


Context; The Japanese language doesn't distinguish between "you", "I", "they", etc. Nor does it have singular or plural forms and it doesn't end there. Context is a vital part of Japanese conversations.

December 29, 2017

  • どれ (gore): which one
  • を (o): indicates the object
  • 食べます (tabemasu): to eat (polite form)
  • か (ka): indicates a question

The future is implied in the sentence.

December 21, 2017


*どれ = dore

August 5, 2018


Is "tabemashou" incorrect for some reason?

January 4, 2018


食べましょう is the form for a suggestion of "Shall we eat" or for something that you'll probably do in the future (eg "I think I'll eat at a restaurant tomorrow.") Neither is the case in this sentence.

January 23, 2018


Can someone tell me what this means? Please?

March 12, 2018


In this case it's "Which one will you eat?" どれ - Which one を - Object marker 食べます - To eat か - Formal question marker. The causal form: どれ - Which one を - Object marker 食べる - To eat (causal) の - Possessive marker ? - Indicates that it is a question

August 23, 2018


Wouldn't "dore-o tabe ka?" be fine as well? Just less polite?

May 2, 2018


No. You could say 'Dore who taberu ka' though. You'd possibly drop the particles if speaking informally too.

May 10, 2018


It is どれを食べるの?

August 15, 2018


How to write "which one will I eat?

July 13, 2018


私はどれを食べますか? Watashi wa dore wo tabemasuka?

November 6, 2018


so 食べ is "to eat" and if I add "masen" to it it becomes the negative, but if I add "masu" to it it becomes present continuous, right?

July 16, 2018


食べる is to eat the る changes depending on how you're using it so ます is the formal version of る and ません is the negated version. So in the negated version す is replaced with せん. To have it become "eating" it would be 食べて いる or congegated and to be/to exist.

August 23, 2018


How would the Drink one be translated then? For example, "I am drinking”. What would be the correct translation? Is it ”飲(の)みている”?

April 15, 2019


How wrong am I for typing this, I'd like to know because I think that I'll over do things like this. 「どれをたべたいのですか」

July 26, 2018


It corrects causal too!!! どれを食べるの?

August 15, 2018


This is so hard like you can remember what it means not how 2 form the sentence

August 22, 2018


I forgot the ka

September 6, 2018


Wasn't 食べ the word for "rice"?

October 6, 2018


No, ごはん is rice. 食べis eat

February 15, 2019


When do I use 食 and when do I use 食べ

October 15, 2018


食べ is eat

February 15, 2019


When should i use お or を?

October 28, 2018


お is honorific and should only be used in front of certain words. Check the other threads where お is used in front of 水 for a better explaination.

February 15, 2019


Please forgive my ignorance, but I haven't understood what's the difference for using です vs. ます

December 13, 2018


I believe "desu" です is "to be" where as "masu" ます is "to do" - - ごは食べますか is "do you eat rice?" and これをご飯です is "This is rice"

August 19, 2019


Sorry, that first one should be ご飯は食べますか

August 19, 2019


Can 'gohan' also mean meal?

April 27, 2019


what does masu mean?

May 20, 2019


How do I know when I need use "どれ" and not use"どの"?

June 1, 2019


Could someone explain どうち and こうち please

June 2, 2019


I forgot using か

June 29, 2019


Why is どちらが食べますか wrong?

July 30, 2019


When asking, shouldn't it be 食べませんか instead of 食べますか?

August 5, 2019


I thought the を changed to は in questions?

August 19, 2019


Its so hard!! But thanks to everyone for breaking it down

September 12, 2019


This one's kinda confusing. I thought you'd want to use は rather than を. We're asking which food we're going to eat, isn't the 'which' the topic? I guess its を because its an Object-Verb sentence. Its kind of hard to determine when you should use one over the other.

September 16, 2019


Shouldn't "dore" take a "ga" marker particle? "Dore ga tabemasu ka" sounds good to me, but without an established contest "Dore o tabemasu ka" sounds unnatural. There's no "ga" option in the "build the sentence" exercise.

December 13, 2017


を indicates that it's the object of the sentence. It is the thing to which the verb is being done. I can't remember what が indicates, but I don't think it was the object.

December 26, 2017


Like the other person said, "o" is the particle you need here. If you used "ga" a more accurate translation would be "which one is eating?"

May 2, 2018


this f**king thing sucks... How can you learn a language just by guessing words ?...

February 7, 2018


Why are you guessing? It gives you the answer when you touch the words/characters it gives you to translate.

February 15, 2019
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