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How to say What In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
なにナニ
Pronunciation: nani
How to Say It Outloud: nah-nee
Usage: Used to ask 'what' in a question.
Example Sentence Japanese:これは何ですか?
Example Sentence English:What is this?
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
なんナン
Pronunciation: nan
How to Say It Outloud: nah-n
Usage: Used to ask 'what' before certain counters or when followed by 'です'.
Example Sentence Japanese:これは何の本ですか?
Example Sentence English:What kind of book is this?

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