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〜っけ [〜っけ] (kke)
    Meaning: ~?, like か
    Example: (What) is it, again?
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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This grammar is used only in conversation. It is used when asking a question in order to confirm/affirm something.

*Because it an expression for confirmation, it is alright to use past tense when referring to something in the present or future.
EX: 来月の三日は月曜日でしたっけ。(=月曜日だったっけ)
"The 3rd of next month was Monday, right?"

V(plain past form) + っけ
V(dict. form) + んだっけ・んだったっけ
いA(minus い) + かったっけ
なA + だ・だった + っけ
N + だ・だった + っけ

*If you wish to use more formal Japanese, you can use 「ましたっけ」 or 「でしたっけ」, but you CANNOT use 「ますっけ」 or 「ですっけ」.
っけ is used as a question marker in informal Speech (and even then is often just shortened to け。)

っけ itself is generally used when asking about something you should really already know but have forgotten, or when you are affirming something that you're maybe 50% sure about.

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ex #672   っけ 
Who is it again?  
ex #4617   お名前は何とおっしゃいましたっけ 
What was your name again ?  
ex #4618   この前、僕が君に会ったのはいつだっけ 
Do you remember when I saw you last? [M]  
ex #4619   この前、私があなたに会ったのはいつだっけ 
Do you remember when I saw you last? [M/F]  
ex #4620   何の話をしていたっけ 
What were we taking about again?  
ex #4621   私の新しいムスタングを見せてなかったっけ 
Didn't I show you my new Mustang?  
ex #4622   私達は何をするように言われたのだっけ 
What was it that we were told to do?  
ex #4623   次の時間(授業)は何だっけ 
What is the next class ?  
ex #4624   車酔いするほうだっけ 
Don't you tend to get carsick?  
ex #6209   今晩、山田さんも来るんだっけ 
Yamada is also coming tonight, right?  
ex #6210   君は去年日本へ来たんだっけ 
You went to Japan last year, right?  
ex #6211   この本、おもしろかったっけ 
This book was interesting, right?  
ex #6212   お宅はどちらでしたっけ 
I wonder where the house was...  
ex #7055   あしたのパーティーのこと、話したっけ 
id I tell you about tomorrow's party?  

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Amatukaけ (usually っけ) is used when asking about something you _should already know_ (e.g. because you've been told but since forgotten/become unsure). 
dcI often hear
nan deshita-kke?
ah, you know, whatchermecallit
your nameI read in a Grammar Textbook that it means almost the same as -かなあ、or −かしら 
Mikiyes, so you can also say 誰だったかなぁ。誰だったかしら。-かしら is used mainly by female. 
wdelossantosIn example #4620, "taking" should be "talking". 
tappsterdoes 来た now mean "went"? (ex: #6210) 
KyleGoetzっけ may _only_ follow the あ-row of kana. Thus, だっけ and ましたっけ are correct, but してっけ or 食べるっけ, etc., are incorrect. 
jayatiques.「ano resutoran ni soubetsukai shinai」
「あそこ 50人 入れる ほど 広かったっけ」
Please explain this.the second sentence is a question or giving explanation why the party cant be held there?

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