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wakaru (Do you understand?) vs. wakatta (Understood?) - 06-17-2017, 04:05 PM

Situation:
You have explained something to a friend (perhaps you're teaching them Japanese). You want to ask if they understand.

Could you say either:

わかった? (wakatta?) - Understood?
わかる? (wakaru?) - Do (you) understand?

Would both ways sound natural to a native Japanese speaker?


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06-18-2017, 12:18 AM

”わかった?:WAKATTA” sounds like "have you understood?" at the end of total explanation and "わかる?:WAKARU?" sounds "are you understanding(or following me)?" during the explanations.

Both are confusing because one can not find they are questions or answers without question mark in written form.


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06-18-2017, 01:40 AM

Thank for the response! That helps!
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