How to say how much is this? in Japanese: Ikura Desuka?

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How to say how much is this? in Japanese: Ikura Desuka?

Learning Japanese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say how much is this? in Japanese: Ikura Desuka?
Say it out loud: “Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?

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Some more helpful words in our Japanese Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – Toire  (Toh Ee Reh)
come with me – Issho Ni Kite Kudasai  (Issho Nee Kee Teh Koo Dah Sai)
do you speak english? – Eigo Wo Hanashi Masuka?  (Eh Ee Goh Woh Hah Nah Shee Mass Kah?)
excellent – Subarashii  (Soo Bah Rah Shee)
excuse me – Sumimasen  (Soo Mee Mah Senn)
good / bad – Ii / Warui  (Ee /Wah Roo Ee)
how do you say…? – …Ha Dou Iimasuka?  (…Wah Dough Ee Mass Kah?)
how much is this? – Ikura Desuka?  (Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Ii Desuka?  (Ee Dess Kah?)
maybe – Tabunn  (Tah Bunn)
no problem – Mondai Arimasenn  (Mohn Dai Ah Ree Mah Senn)
please – Onegai Shimasu  (Oh Neh Gai Shee Mass)
sorry – Gomennasai  (Goh Men Nah Sai)
thank you – Arigato Gozaimasu  (Ah Ree Gah Tow Goh Zai Mass)
thanks – Arigato  (Ah Ree Gah Tow)
what is that? – Are Ha Nandesuka?  (Ah Reh Wah Nahnn Dess Kah?)
where is… – …Ha Doko Desuka?  (…Wah Docco Dess Kah?)
yes / no – Hai / Iie  (Hai / Ee-Eh)
you are welcome – Douitashimashite  (Dough Ee Tah Shee Mah Shee Teh)

And here’s how to say how much is this? in other languages!

Arabic–Kam Se'r?  (kam sehr?)
Chinese–Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
Croatian–koliko je to?  (koe lee koe yay toe?)
Czech–kolik to stojí?  (ko LEEK tow stoy ee?)
Finnish–kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?  (kuin kah pahlyon tah mah xaah)
French–Combien est-ce?  (comb bee in ess)
German–wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
Italian–quanto costa questo?  (qwan toe kohs tuh kwes toe?)
Japanese–Ikura Desuka?  (Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?)
Korean–Igeoneun Eolmayeyo?  (Ee Go Nun Uhl Ma Ae Yo?)
Polish–Ile to kosztuje?  (Ela to kosh too' yeah?)
Portuguese–Quanto Custa Isto?  (koo-an toe coos tah ees too?)
Russian–skol'ko eto stoit?  (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
Spanish–¿cuánto?  (kwahn toe?)
Swahili–bei gani  (bay ee gah nee)
Thai–Ni Thao Rai?  (NEE TAO rai?)
Turkish–ne kadar?  (nay kah dar?)
Vietnamese–Bao Nhiêu?  (Bao Nyoo)

There are many "asking" phrases used all over the world and the most common ones are the one used when asking for the price of an item. When you spot something you like at the local market you can walk up to the seller and ask ""how much is this?" (Ikura Desuka?)?" This phrase is will come in handy when you are looking to do shopping for items or even souvenirs. Get instant access to the Japanese Language Set.

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