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desu
auxiliary, copula

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Polite Present Indicative Form
desu

English Meaning(s) for です

auxiliary, copula
  1. plain copula
* Please note, you are viewing the Japanese readings in the polite present indicative form, while the english meanings are based on the dictionary form.

Stroke Order Diagrams for です

Conjugations for です

Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
da
Present Indicative Negative Form
dehanai
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
janai
Past Indicative Form
datta
Past Indicative Negative Form
dehanakatta
Past Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
janakatta
Presumptive Form
darou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
desu
Present Indicative Negative Form
dehaarimasen
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
jaarimasen
Past Indicative Form
deshita
Past Indicative Negative Form
dehaarimasendeshita
Past Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
jaarimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
deshou
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
dattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
dehanakattara
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
janakattara
Conjunctive Form
Present Indicative Form
de
Present Indicative Negative Form
dehanakute
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
janakute

Sample Sentences for です

This is a picture of my mother.
I'm getting the hang of this new machine.
This is what we want to know.
He's the man that was here last week.
That is what we want to know.

Comments for です

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i dont believe they use it all very much. i believe they just drop in casual conversation.

i could be wrong, you should ask your teacher after class. i wish i had a teacher i could ask. dont waste the chances you have by having teacher. who could teach you more?

 

#2 Posted by Adachi over 3 years ago

Hello community,

 

My professor has been pretty consistent with enforcing honorrific speech during class.

How common is it for native speakers to end sentences with だ during conversation? Is there variation based off of speaker gender? 

 

Thanks!

#1 Posted by ScottieWatson over 3 years ago


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