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I want to ask

What songs do you like?

Is

なにをうたがすきですか?

the correct way of asking that?

I am trying to get better at building sentences but I have no way of knowing whether or not the sentence is correct, is it a problem if I continue to post questions like this here?

Thanks

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I will answer your to the best of my ability but it was just a stone's throw from when I was at your level. Let's look at your sentence.

なにをうたがすきですか?

"何{なに}を" is marked as the direct obect, but there is no verb to take it. 好{す}き is an adjective and です is the copula, so you need to rephrase your sentence.

どんな is OK since it means "what kind (of)..." so an acceptable sentence such as

どんな歌{うた}が好きですか?

or

なんの歌が好きですか ?

would suit your needs.

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  • Thanks for the explanation. What's the difference between 何の and どんな ?
    – Tyler H
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 6:37
  • どんな歌 is "what kind of songs" and なんの歌 is "what songs", so in your sentence, there is not too much too much difference between the two
    – user11589
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 6:39
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[何]{なん}の[歌]{うた}が[好]{す}きですか? and どんな[歌]{うた}が[好]{す}きですか? are correct.

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  • How do you read these kanji, 歌 and 好?
    – Tyler H
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 6:23
  • 歌 read うた and 好き read すき. Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 6:25

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