May 25, 2009

Japanese Language Made Simpler - Lesson 12

Last lesson - Lesson 11, ended the series on expression of wants for both ourselves and also for third parties. Today, we will touch on another simple expression, how to use 'have/ has' in japanese sentences.

[person] は [noun] があります。
= [person] wa [noun] ga arimasu.
= [person] has/ have [noun]

  • He has a girlfriend. = kare wa koibito ga arimasu. = 彼は恋人があります。(koibito= lover/ boyfriend/ girlfriend)

  • I have an old radio. = watashi wa furui rajio ga arimasu. = 私は古いラジオがあります。(rajio = radio)