How to Use the Japanese Word Shitsumon

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The Japanese word shitsumon, which is pronounced without the "s" in the middle, is a common word which is translated to mean "a question", "an interrogation", or "an iquiry".

Japanese Characters

質問 (しつもん)

Example

Nanika shitsumon wa arimasu ka.
何か質問はありますか。

Translation: Do you have any questions?

Antonym

kaitou (回答)

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