It is currently Tue 12 Nov 2019, 01:49

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mistake
PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar 2010, 13:56 

Points : 3 240

Offline

Joined: Thu 04 Mar 2010,
Posts: 3
Location: 1700221 TOKYO, JP
I just wanted to point out one mistake in lesson my nationality, my address, my job..
in the test there is question;

4. How to answer "yes, we have" to the question "Kudamono ga arimasen ka?" (don't you have any fruits?) ?

a. Hai, arimasen (はい、ありません)
CORRECT ANSWER: Iie, arimasu (いいえ、あります

This is wrong, it should be ;
1. Hai, arimasu
2. Iie, arimasen

arimasen is negative form and can be used only with iie, and the opposide arimasu means have, so yeah, I have is hai, arimasu...

That`s it!
Good job otherwise^^!


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mistake
PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar 2010, 14:07 

Points : 1 273 428

Offline

Joined: Mon 26 May 2008,
Posts: 2817
Location: 00 OU, FR
murokeksi27 wrote:
I just wanted to point out one mistake in lesson my nationality, my address, my job..
in the test there is question;

4. How to answer "yes, we have" to the question "Kudamono ga arimasen ka?" (don't you have any fruits?) ?

a. Hai, arimasen (はい、ありません)
CORRECT ANSWER: Iie, arimasu (いいえ、あります

This is wrong, it should be ;
1. Hai, arimasu
2. Iie, arimasen

arimasen is negative form and can be used only with iie, and the opposide arimasu means have, so yeah, I have is hai, arimasu...

That`s it!
Good job otherwise^^!



No no no ;)
In japanese when you have a question with a negative form, if you answer "hai" it means like "in fact we don't have any fruits".
If you use "hai" you confirm the negative question
On the contrary,if you use "iie" ,you refute the negative question.

Kudamono ga arimasen ka? Don't you have any fruits ?

hai,arimasen. no we don't (literally "yes,we don't")
iie arimasu yes,we have (literally "no (don't worry) we have fruits")


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mistake
PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar 2010, 14:26 

Points : 3 240

Offline

Joined: Thu 04 Mar 2010,
Posts: 3
Location: 1700221 TOKYO, JP
Ah! There is a pause! :wink:


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mistake
PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2010, 03:54 

Administrateur

Offline

Joined: Thu 28 Jun 2007,
Posts: 1022
Location: France
Element is right, it was the tricky part of the lesson and a hard point to understand for foreigners. It's easier to understand when you translate はい into "Yes, it's correct" and いいえ into "No, it's wrong".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Translated by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr