How to Say “Have you ever seen _ ?” in Japanese

How do you say “Have you ever seen Mt. Fuji?” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

Have you ever seen _ ?

_ 見たことある?

 mitakoto aru

If you want to ask politely, you can say :

_ 見たことありますか?

 mitakoto arimasuka

When you want to say “Have you ever seen _ ?”, put a noun just before “見たことある” or “見たことありますか”.

For example, if you want to say “Have you ever seen Mt. Fuji*?”, you can say like this :

*Mt. Fuji = 富士山 fujisan


 fujisan mitakoto aru

Or politely :


 fujisan mitakoto arimasuka

Mt. Fuji

have you ever seen

We do not usually say “あなたは anatawa (= you)” in everyday conversation.