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I have a "Fairly" simple paragraph that I have written.

Hello, Im Kyle. こんにちは、カイルと申します。

Im 29 years old and (そして) my favourite music is Rock and (とか) Classical. 二十九歳だそして好きな音楽はロックミュージックとかクラッシックだ。

As for your favourite music, what is it? あなたの好きな音楽は何だか.

Im curious about two things here:

  1. The use of そして for connecting the first sentence with the second, I had heard that そして can sometimes be used for comparing sentences?
  2. The use of とか for a simple list (of things like or for example).

For such a short list, is there a better way to write this sentence rather than using とか?

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Im Kyle. こんにちは、カイルと申します。

That's fine.

Im 29 years old and my favourite music is Rock and Classical

(私は)29歳、好きな音楽はロッククラシックです

とか means "or" while と means "and". When you combine 29歳 だ/です and …クラシック だ/です, they are merged into 29歳で…クラシック だ/です. And let's follow the first 申します in the point of politeness.

As for your favourite music, what is it? 

あなたの好きな音楽は何(ですか)?

You don't say 何だか for that.

  • Thank you! I understand now that だ can't be used with a question. です should be used instead. Is that correct? – Master Yoda Sep 22 '18 at 16:54
  • Yes. You should use either 何? or 何ですか?. – user4092 Sep 23 '18 at 8:24

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