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JLPT N2
Edit  dc
Meaning
~?, like か
(What) is it, again?
Edit  dc
Formation
See also
Phrases
だれだっけ?
Who is it again?
Edit  #672 Amatuka
おなまえはなんとおっしゃいましたっけ。
What was your name again ?
Edit  #4617 Miki
このまえ、ぼくがきみにあったのはいつだっけ。
Do you remember when I saw you last? [M]
Edit  #4618 Miki
このまえ、わたしがあなたにあったのはいつだっけ。
Do you remember when I saw you last? [M/F]
Edit  #4619 Miki
なにのはなしをしていたっけ?
What were we taking about again?
Edit  #4620 Miki
わたしのあたらしいをみせてなかったっけ?
Didn't I show you my new Mustang?
Edit  #4621 Miki
わたしたちはなにをするようにいわれたのだっけ。
What was it that we were told to do?
Edit  #4622 Miki
つぎのじかん(じゅぎょう)はなにだっけ?
What is the next class ?
Edit  #4623 Miki
くるまよいするほうだっけ?
Don't you tend to get carsick?
Edit  #4624 Miki
こんばん、やまださんもくるんだっけ。
Yamada is also coming tonight, right?
Edit  #6209 rubyhatchet
きみはきょねんにほんへきたんだっけ。
You went to Japan last year, right?
Edit  #6210 rubyhatchet
このほん、おもしろかったっけ。
This book was interesting, right?
Edit  #6211 rubyhatchet
おたくはどちらでしたっけ。
I wonder where the house was...
Edit  #6212 rubyhatchet
あしたのパーティーのこと、はなしたっけ?
id I tell you about tomorrow's party?
Edit  #7055 lilibr
Discussion and comments
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?"

FORMATION:
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」.
rubyhatchet
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.
反戦
I read in a Grammar Textbook that it means almost the same as -かなあ、or −かしら
your name
yes, 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.
Miki
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.
KyleGoetz
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).
Amatuka
ques.「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?
jayati
I often hear
nan deshita-kke?
ah, you know, whatchermecallit
dc
In example #4620, "taking" should be "talking".
wdelossantos
does 来た now mean "went"? (ex: #6210)
tappster