Let's learn how to make the negative sentence, here.
Kore wa keitai janai desu.
This is not a mobile phone.
Greg-san wa Amerika-jin janai desu.
Greg-san is not an American.
Janai desu is the negative form of desu.
Desu has affirmative and negative forms, as well the non past and past forms.
See the table below.
Ja arimasen and ja arimasendeshita are more formal.
We use janai desu because it is commonly used in the daily situation.
(Present / Future)
Let's practice the following words.
|Japanese green tea
Let's make sentences and speak it.
|Kore wa keitai janai desu.
|This is not a mobile phone.
|Kore wa koocha janai desu.
|This is not tea.
|Kore wa ocha janai desu.
|This is not Japanese tea.
|Kore wa wain janai desu.
|This is not wine.
|Greg-san wa Amerika-jin janai desu.
|Greg-san is not an American.
|Susan-san wa sensei janai desu.
|Susan-san is not a teacher.
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