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Infographic: How to Ask Somebody’s Opinion in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to ask for someone’s opinion in Japan.

Infographic: how to ask someone's opinion in Japanese

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What do you think?
あなたはどう思いますか.
anata wa dou omoimasu ka.

What do we do now?
これから、どうしよう?
kore kara, dou shiyou.

You don’t think so?
そう思いませんか?/そうじゃありませんか?
sou omoimasen ka./sou ja arimasen ka.

What does that mean to you?
どういう意味だと思う?
dou iu imi da to omou.

What do you think we should do?
どうすればいいと思う?
dou sureba ii to omou.

What do you make of that?
どう説明するんだね.
dou setsumei surun da ne.

What do you say?
君の意見はどうだね.
kimi no iken wa dou da ne.

What do you reckon’s next?
次は何だと思う?
tsugi wa nan da to omou.

What would you do, then?
じゃどうやってゆくおつもりなんです?
ja dou yatte yuku otsumori nan desu.


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You really think so?
ほんとにそう思いますか?
honto ni sou omoimasu ka.

What makes you say that?
なんでそんなことが言えるんだ?
nande sonna koto ga ierun da.

Then what do you suggest that we do?
じゃどうしろとおっしゃるんです?
ja dou shiro to ossharun desu.

You’re very silent. What are you thinking?
黙りこんで、何を考えてるんです?
damarikonde, nani o kangaeterun desu.

What do you think of that girl?
あの娘をどうお思いですか?
ano musume o dou oomoi desu ka.

What do you think of my plan?
僕の計画はどうお思いになりますか?
boku no keikaku wa dou oomoi ni narimasu ka.

You think I’m selfish?
私が身勝手だと思うの?
watashi ga migatte da to omou no.

I should like to have your opinion on one or two points.
一つ二つの点で、君の意見をききたいと思う.
hitotsu futatsu no ten de, kimi no iken o kikitai to omou.

Anything you don’t agree with there?
何か君と意見のちがうところがあるかな.
nanika kimi to iken no chigau tokoro ga aru kana.

I want your opinion as a judicious man.
思慮あるあなたのご意見がうかがいたいのです.
shiryo aru anata no goiken ga ukagaitai no desu.

What do you think of the matter?
この事件をどうお考えになりますかな?
kono jiken o dou okangae ni narimasu ka na.

What do you call that, I should like to know?
これを何とお呼びになるか、お伺いしたいものですわね?
kore o nan to oyobi ni naru ka, oukagai shitai mono desu wa ne.


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