Desu

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Desu
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2011-05-06 18:48:50
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Desu means to be or to equal.
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  1. Desu as a definition
    • Kore wa pen desu
    • Wa/topic or thing under discussion
    • Desu/definition
    • This is a pen.
  2. Desu as a description
    Used when there is a adjective

    Ano hon wa yomiyasui desu.

    • Wa/topic or thing under discussion
    • Desu/description

    That book is easy to read.

  3. Desu as a relative location word
    Words such as koko, soko, asoko, or doko-

    Rajio wa koko desu

    • Wa/topic or thing under discussion
    • Desu/location

    • The radio is (over) here.
    • Toshokan wa doko desu ka?

    • Wa/topic or thing under discussion
    • Desu/location

    Where is the library?
  4. Desu Forms
    • Desu:
    • present positive (am, are, is)

    • Dewa(ja) arimasen:
    • present negative (am not, are not, is not)

    • Deshita:
    • past positive (was, were)

    • Dewa(ja) arimasen deshita:
    • past negative(was not, were not)

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