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<< ka-2 | kadoukanouchini >>

かどうか [かどうか] (kadouka)
    Meaning: whether, if
    Example: It doesn't matter whether it's finished (lit. or not)
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: Cacawate

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ex #1118   知り合いであるかどうかは関係ない 
It doesn't matter if ( or whether ) we know each other (lit. "or not")  
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(dc)
ex #3634   あなたはルーシーが日本語を話すことができるかどうか知っていますか。 
Do you know if Lucy can speak Japanese?  
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(dbx)
ex #3635   あの人に彼女がいるかどうか知ってる? 
Do you know if he has a girlfriend?  
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(dbx)
ex #3636   きのう彼はあなたがお元気かどうか尋ねていました。  
He asked after you your health yesterday.  
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ex #3637   このくつを試しにはいて、合うかどうかみてみなさい。  
Try these shoes on and see of they fit you.  
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(dbx)
ex #3638   このバスが空港へ行くかどうか私にはわかりません。  
I can not tell whether this bus goes to the airport.  
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(dbx)
ex #3639   このワインがお口にあうかどうか試しに飲んでみてください。  
Taste this wine to see if you like it.  
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(dbx)
ex #3640   この機械がうまく動くかどうかは疑わしい。  
It is doubtful whether this machine works well or not.  
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(dbx)
ex #3641   この靴を試しに履いて、あうかどうかみてください。  
Try these shoes on and see if they fit you.  
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(dbx)
ex #3642   この計画がうまくいくかどうかはまだわからない。  
It is yet to be seen whether this plan will succeed or not.  
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(dbx)
ex #8638   彼は日本人かどうか知りませんか。 
o you know weather or not he's Japanese?  
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(Sakuratree)

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dcどうか is derived from どう, meaning that an action or event is yet determined. E.g., 君はどうする = What are you going to do? どうしようもない = There is nothing one can do.  
yookosoAccording to notes I have from a class I took, if a question word (e.g., nani,itsu) is present you use only か, otherwise use かどうか.

Also, a plain form precedes か and if it is a noun or A2 adjective だ is omitted.
 

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