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Arimasu & Arimasen

TinkerBell

TinkerBell

Konnichiwa! I'm new to this course. Is arimasu the negative form of arimasen? Arigato gozaimasu!
PlusTheEffect

PlusTheEffect

Yes arimasu is the polite form of "aru" or "to be/exist" for inanimate objects. Arimasen is the negative polite form form. Dont mix this up with the negative form of "desu" which is "dewa arimasen or ja arimasen."
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

*Arimasu* the __positive/assertive__ form of *arimasen* - :P Sayaka
TinkerBell

TinkerBell

Okie, got it! Arigato Gozaimasu! :D
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Do itashimashite! ("Your Welcome!") :lol:

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