I am trying to figure out how to write "In which country do you eat dinner?"

I know I need 你 (you), 哪 (which(which is my vocabulary word)), 个 (measure word), 国 (country), 吃 (eat), and 晚饭 (dinner).

I just don't know in what order I should put the sentence! For example, should I put 你 before 哪? Tell me if any of these two following sentences are correct:

  1. 你吃晚饭哪个国吗?

  2. 哪个国你吃晚饭?

  • 3
    What does the original sentence mean in English?
    – NS.X.
    Commented Feb 3, 2015 at 23:58
  • Dunno that the original sentence means .... +1
    – Henry HO
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 2:45
  • the modal particle (语气助词)吗 can be attached at the end of a 是非问句, i。e。 yes or no question, therefore as in the answers below there should be no 吗 at the end, in case there is an interrogative pronoun (疑问的代词)like 哪, 呢 can be attached。
    – user6065
    Commented Mar 22, 2015 at 16:24
  • (I corrected the grammar bug in the question.)
    – Becky 李蓓
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 9:13
  • Normally, a native Chinese speaker would say 国家 for “country”.
    – Axel Tong
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 13:29

3 Answers 3


I'm also not sure what the original english phrase means, but normal phrase order has the subject first , followed by time, place and then verb+adverb.

If your sentence is "IN which country you eat dinner?" the sentence should be 你在哪个国家吃晚饭?


As a Chinese, I would translate this in to "你在哪个国家吃晚饭?".


Which country do you eat dinner?


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