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The short answer is 'no' because all questions end in 「か」 in any "official" or "formal" writing. You just know when you see a question. I never even learned how to use a question mark in elementary school. I was surprised to learn that it was regularly used in English when I started learning English in junior high school. In non-official and non-formal ...


Nope, it's optional. The final particle か indicates that the sentence is a question, so that can be seen as the question mark of Japanese. In fact, adding a question mark when there's already a か can seem redundant. That said, you'll find it used a lot anyway, just because sometimes people want to use it. But it is definitely a casual thing, so you'll only ...

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