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Author:  murokeksi27 [ Thu 04 Mar 2010, 13:56 ]
Post subject:  Mistake

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^^!

Author:  Element [ Thu 04 Mar 2010, 14:07 ]
Post subject:  Re: Mistake

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")

Author:  murokeksi27 [ Thu 04 Mar 2010, 14:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: Mistake

Ah! There is a pause! :wink:

Author:  Raphael [ Sun 07 Mar 2010, 03:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Mistake

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".

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