Asking Permission in Japanese: MO ii DESU KA (もいいですか) 2017-08-21T21:36:39+00:00
Asking Permission: mo ii desu ka (もいいですか)

Learn Japanese Grammar – MO II DESU KA (もいいですか)

もいいですか (mo ii desu ka) is a polite way to ask permission.  It should always come after the te-form of a verb.  It is very similar to “Can I” or “May I” in English.
もいいですか
te mo ii desu ka
(te-form + MO II desu ka)
 
このほんよんもいいですか
kono hon o yonde mo ii desu ka
(Can I read this book?)

kono hon o yonde mo ii desu ka
 
  このケーキたべもいいですか
kono keeki o tabete mo ii desu ka
(Can I eat this cake?)
kono keeki o tabete mo ii desu ka  
After doing something: TE KARA
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