Are there cream puffs?
Anna has come to a cake shop with Sakura.
SHÛKURÎMU WA ARIMASU KA
|アンナ||ケーキがいっぱいありますね。|| There are lots of cakes.
|Anna|| KÊKI GA IPPAI ARIMASU NE.
There are lots of cakes.
|さくら||すみません、シュークリームはありますか。|| Excuse me. Are there cream puffs?
|Sakura|| SUMIMASEN, SHÛKURÎMU WA ARIMASU KA.
Excuse me. Are there cream puffs?
|店員||はい、こちらです。|| Yes, this way.
|Clerk|| HAI, KOCHIRA DESU.
Yes, this way.
|さくら||シュークリームを２つください。|| Two cream puffs, please.
|Sakura|| SHÛKURÎMU O FUTATSU KUDASAI.
Two cream puffs, please.
TSU: a counter for things
If followed by the counter TSU, the way we count numbers from one to ten changes.
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How to use the verb ARIMASU
ARIMASU (There is, There are) belongs to what we call "stative verbs," the verbs that describe the states in which people or things are. ARIMASU takes GA as the particle that indicates the subject.
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.
KUDASAI is a useful expression. If I point to something I want to buy, and say KORE O KUDASAI (This one, please), I can buy it, even if I don't know its name.