Have you ever sung Japanese songs?
Anna and her friends have come to a Karaoke place with sing-along machines.
NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA
|ロドリゴ||アンナさんは日本の歌を歌ったことがありますか。|| Anna, have you ever sung Japanese songs?
|Rodrigo|| ANNA-SAN WA NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA.
Anna, have you ever sung Japanese songs?
|アンナ||はい、あります。|| Yes, I have.
|Anna|| HAI, ARIMASU.
Yes, I have.
|さくら||どんな曲が得意？|| What kind of songs are you good
|Sakura|| DONNA KYOKU GA TOKUI?
What kind of songs are you good at singing?
|アンナ||アニメの曲です。|| Songs from animation.
|Anna|| ANIME NO KYOKU DESU.
Songs from animation.
ARIMASU: a verb meaning possession
In Lesson 7, ARIMASU meant "something exists, or there is/there are." In Lesson 9, it meant "an event is held." Now, we are learning that ARIMASU means "having something" such as experiences.
e.g.) NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA.
(Have you ever sung Japanese songs?)
Teach Us, Teacher
TA-form verb + KOTO GA ARIMASU
TA-form verbs indicate action in the past or the perfective aspect. That is what we did in the past or what we have done. And if we combine TA-form verbs and KOTO GA ARIMASU, we can talk about what we have done before, that is, our experiences.
Japanese is a language with lots of onomatopoeia. A wide range of onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, from noises made by animals to expressions of feelings, is explained by audio.
I went to a Karaoke place with sing-along machines in Japan for the first time. I’m surprised! I just heard some people come all by themselves to practice singing.