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deshita
auxiliary, copula

Matched Conjugations

Polite Past Indicative Form
deshita

English Meaning(s) for でした

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

Stroke Order Diagrams for でした

Conjugations for でした

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 でした

The curry was nothing special.
She has always been a popular actress.
My father used to be a strong man.
There was no malice in what he did.
That's what we call an "otoshidama".

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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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