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Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by John_Doe, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. John_Doe Senior Member

    Kazakhstan
    Russian
    Hello again,
    I've come across this pattern more than several times, and I'm wondering what the function of it is. For example,
    Is 'no ka' a colloquial relative of 'no desu ka'?
     
  2. polo111 Junior Member

    Nihongo:Japanese
    のか? is direct and rough expression.
    の? のかい? etc. are rather indirect and conversational.
    のですか? is formal and polite one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013

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