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Something, some in Japanese 🇯🇵

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something, some なにか
How to say “something, some” in Japanese? “なにか”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “なにか” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on something, some in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Japanese Word: なにか (nanika)

Tips to Remember:
– Break it down into "なに" (nani) which means "what" and "か" (ka) which often serves as a question marker in Japanese. Putting them together "なにか" (nanika) can be thought of as "something" — as in "something unknown" or "some kind of what".

– "なにか" (nanika) is used when referring to something unspecified or unknown. It's a more general term, used frequently in both questions and declarative sentences.

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– 何物 (なにもつ, nanimotsu): something (but more formal/literary)

Alternate Meanings (slang):
– While "なにか" typically means "something" in standard contexts, it can also be used colloquially to express an unspecified problem or condition, e.g., "なんか" (nanka) in casual speech.

Example Sentences:
1. そこに何かありますか?
– (Soko ni nanika arimasu ka?)
– Is there something over there?

2. 彼は何か探しているようだ。
– (Kare wa nanika sagae iru yō da.)
– He seems to be looking for something.

3. あなたのカバンに何か入っていますね。
– (Anata no kaban ni nanika haitte imasu ne.)
– There's something in your bag, isn't there?

4. 今日は何か特別な用事がありますか?
– (Kyō wa nanika tokubetsu na yōji ga arimasu ka?)
– Do you have anything special planned for today?

5. お腹が空いた。何か食べたいな。
– (Onaka ga suita. Nanika tabetai na.)
– I'm hungry. I want to eat something.

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