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arimasu/imasu/desu

shawnpdsouza

shawnpdsouza

Hello! I'm new to Rocket Japanese and these forums. I've only been through a limited number of lessons thus far, but I tried to say a rather simple sentence in Japanese and got stuck. In English, "It is not Japanese (language)." In Japanese, I couldn't seem to figure out what verb to use. 1. "Nihongo imasen." OR 2. "Nihongo dewa arimasen." OR something else I haven't mentioned. And also, how will I know in the future when to use these three words, even in the negative form?
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa! Thank you for your post. We are delighted to hear that you have joined us at Rocket Japanese. You are surely doing a great job at learning Japanese since one of the choices you gave for "It is not Japanese" is correct! :D 2. "Nihongo dewa arimasen." You will learn the use of "Arimasu" and "imasu" in the Grammar Newsletter Series lessons. :lol:
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Check out the new post __*Aru vs. Iru (Arimasu vs. Imasu)*__ in the Grammar section and find out more about these two verbs! :D

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