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Please, help with this sentence.

Postby BGM » Wed 01.25.2006 8:45 am

Hi everybody, I'm starting on japanese language,and I've been studying a little bit of the I adjectives and na, and many grammar points. so I'd like to know if the following sentences are right:

Kono kuruma wa aoi desu
Kono kuruma wa aokunai desu.

so is it right ? thanks in advance ;)
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RE: Please, help with this sentence.

Postby richvh » Wed 01.25.2006 9:14 am

Looks fine to me.
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RE: Please, help with this sentence.

Postby AJBryant » Wed 01.25.2006 2:29 pm

Kono kuruma wa aokunai desu.


While you may hear that one, strict grammarians will tell you that the negative version in "-masu desu" form is "kuruma wa aoku arimasen."

Strictly speaking, you don't need/use "desu" after "-nai." Using a "desu" after "-nai" is really an emphatic rather than a simple statement of fact.

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