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~っけ?

~っけ?

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~っけ?

っけ is a very casual way of asking a question to confirm what you have heard before or something you vaguely remember. It is often used with the plain past form to ask about something that happened in the past but if you want to ask about something current or in the future, you need to add んだ after the plain form (see below).

Connections

For something in the past

  • [たform verb] + っけ?
  • [いadjective stem] +かった + っけ?
  • [なadjective stem] + だった + っけ?
  • [noun] だった + っけ?

For something current or in the future

  • [dictionary form verb] +んだっけ?
  • [いadjective] +  んだっけ?
  • [なadjective] + なんだっけ?
  • [noun] + なんだっけ?

Examples

去年きょねん日本にほんったっけ?(Today’s Caption)
You went to Japan last year, didn’t you? or We went to Japan last year, didn’t we?

そのあめっていたっけ?
Was it raining on that day?

そのジャケットはあたらしかったっけ?
Was that jacket new?

おとうとさんは中学生ちゅうがくせいとき真面目まじめだったっけ?
Was your brother studious when he was in the junior high school?

おとうさんは先生せんせいだったっけ?
Was/Is your dad a teacher?

来年アメリカにくんだっけ?
Are you going to America next year?

そっちはあめっているんだっけ?
Is it raining over there?

そのジャケットあたらしいんだっけ?
Is that jacket new?

おとうとさんは真面目まじめなんだっけ?
Did you say your younger brother is studious?

おとうさんは先生せんせいなんだっけ?
Is your dad a teacher?

Answer to Today’s Question: My answer is ううん(a very casual いいえ) but if you went to Japan last year, it should be うん (for はい).

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