"When will he come?"


December 1, 2017



Would someone be able to break down this sentence for me?

December 1, 2017


かれ - he/him は - the particle indicating かれ as the subject of the sentence いつ - when (can be placed in a few different places in the sentence, but right before the verb is common) きます - will come (a form of the verb きる) か - indicating that the sentence is a question

Hope this helps! I don't know how fine gained you were looking for.

December 6, 2017


Kare = he / him Wa = particle designating subject Itsu = when Kimasu = come Ka = particle designating the while sentence at a question

Kare wa itsu kimasu ka? He when come? When will he come?

December 10, 2017


かれ - he は - subject particle いつ - when 来ます - come (来 is pronounced き here) か - question suffix

December 18, 2017


Thank you for explaining the Kanji, I knew how to say the sentence but couldn't identify the kanji in this context

May 14, 2018


かれ=him は=indicates that the sentence refers to "him" いつ=when 来ます=to come か=indicates question Is this what you needed?

January 8, 2018


かれ He/Him は is いつ when 来ます come か (? mark). He is when come?

December 2, 2017


Kare wa itsu ki masu ka(?)

December 2, 2017


Kare = he / him Wa = particle designating subject Itsu = when Kimasu = come Ka = particle designating the while sentence at a question

Kare wa itsu kimasu ka? He when come? When will he come?

December 10, 2017


from what i think i learnt by now:

かれ は he is the topic いつ when 来 (=らい) ます to come か question

December 20, 2017


来 is pronounced き in this context, not らい. 来る (くる) means "to come," and then きます is the present tense polite conjugation.

December 28, 2017


Cultural sidenote: あなた, かのじょ and かれ are often omitted, use someone's name or あの人(あのひと) instead!

  • あなた sounds rude to keep using it more than needed; I think it's kind of like pointing at the person every time you say it, which is a tad off putting.
  • かのじょ and かれ usually mean "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" respectively, using them to simply mean she/he is also a tad off putting; I think people would usually assume you'd ask when their boyfriend will come when you say this!
  • It's very common in Japanese to use someone's name while you're talking in their face, so feel free to do it! (not in English though, people will be like "Why are you asking what games Fonzie likes? I'm Fonzie!")
  • あの=that over there / 人(ひと)=person. "When does that person work?" / "When does she work?" when you don't know her name, again this is normal in Japanese. (again not in English, "that person" sounds a tad rude to use out of the blue, in my experience)
August 6, 2018


Gotta love it when they suddenly use a Kanji you've never seen before.

February 19, 2018


And you keep staring at it for 60 minutes straight like O.O'

August 6, 2018


would "彼は何時に来ますか" also be ok ?

September 3, 2018


Would like to know if 何時間来ますか works as well!!

September 11, 2018


Why doesnt duo accept "itsu kimasuka?" I thought it was possible to omit the subject

February 26, 2018


Duo wants you to practise the かれ=he part as well, in real life it would be more than acceptable to omit the かれ part.

August 6, 2018


That would be acceptable if it was obvious from the rest of the conversation that you're discussing a specific person coming. When we just have 1 sentence like this with no context, it wants you to translate the whole thing, including the "he".

April 3, 2018



July 14, 2018


Is は necessary?

June 14, 2018


For proper grammar? Yes definitely!

For an understandable sentence? Not with this kind of simple sentence, no. So in real life when you don't need to speak correctly (ex. among friends), you can omit the は...

August 6, 2018


Can GA be used here instead of HA?

October 12, 2018


This (が versus は) is driving me a little crazy here, too

November 29, 2018


is いつ彼は来ますか also acceptable?

July 4, 2018


No, anything marked with the particle は has to come at the beginning of the sentence

September 30, 2018


Literally translates to He (かれ) [with は as the topic marker] When (いつ) Come? (来ますか?)

So it's "He when come?"

October 25, 2018


Killer Queen :O

May 8, 2019
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