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かな (kana)

JLPT N4 Grammar List

I wonder if . . . [PRT]

Kana is added at the end of a sentence in an informal style when the speaker is
unsure about the status of the statement. It can be replaced by kashira in a female speech.

 Formations 

Sentence + かな

 Examples  

1. After verbs and adjectives in the dictionary, nai-, and ta– form

電車でんしゃかな
Densha ni maniau kana.
I wonder if I can catch the train.

彼女かのじょはもうったかな
Kanojo wa mō itta kana.
I wonder if she has gone already.

これでいいかな
Kore de ii kana.
I wonder if this is all right.

これでよかったかな
Kore de yokatta kana.
I wonder if this has been all right.

まどを開けてもいいかな
Mado o aketemo ii kana.
I wonder if it’s okay to open the window?

2. After (adjectival) noun (+ na no)

先生は元気(なの)かな
Sensei wa genki (na no) kana.
I wonder if my teacher is fine.

これは誰の鞄(なの)かな
Kore wa dare no kaban (na no) kana.
I wonder whose bag this is.

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