Why do you pronounce desu as DES?

According to my Japanese teacher (who was getting his PhD in educational linguistics), Japanese DO pronounce the “u” sound but often so quietly that it sounds like the way Americans would say “dess” instead of “desu.” Careful analysis of audio recordings reveals that the “u” is never completely silent, even if it …

Do you pronounce desu Des?

In general, you want to pronounce “desu” like “dess.” That means no “u” sound at the end. This happens a lot with words that end with “u” sounds, where the “u” sound is dropped.

What does Des desu mean?

Desu です is a Japanese copula which means it links the subject of a sentence to a subject compliment, for example “The Shirt is white”. Desu usually translates to is/am/are in English or in simple term it works as a verb “to be” in Japanese. For example. Kore wa pen desu. これ は ぺん です

Is desu same as DA?

だ (da) and です (desu) have the exact same meaning, but です (desu) is more polite, so when in doubt it’s best to always use です (desu). 私の名前はクリスです。

Why is des not desu?

Native Japanese speakers tend to clip the “u” at the end of “desu” and “-masu” verbs such that it’s nearly inaudible in natural conversation. Think, “DESu,” where the “u” is half the size. The degree to which they do this varies regionally. While living in the Kyushu, the locals clipped the “u” almost to nothing.

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Do Japanese say desu?

Desu is a polite Japanese linking verb meaning “to be” as well other forms of the verb. Western fans of anime and manga sometimes add it to the end of sentences to sound cute and imitate Japanese.

What is kawaii desu?

Kawaii desu means “It’s cute” though the “it” could also refer to another person or even yourself.

Do you need to use desu?

You can put “desu” after nouns to end sentences. It works like a verb in that sense. So if you end a sentence in a verb, no matter how it is conjugated (formally or informally), you will not need “desu.” You can end a sentence with “taberu” or “tabemasu” without worrying about adding desu.

Can you omit desu?

So, often you can omit desu and automatically get more casual. Anyway: The plain form of desu is da! So, you simply might say da instead of desu, and also get more casual that way. As for your second question: Very often it’s only knowable from context, if you’re talking about the present or the future.

Why do Japanese say ne?

Ne can be translated into “isn’t it?” or “right?” in English. It is added to the end of a sentence in Japanese regardless of the level of politeness you’re using. In general, the particle Ne is asking for confirmation, agreement or assent of the other person or group that the speaker is talking to.

What is za hiragana?

The katakana syllable ザ (za). Its equivalent in hiragana is ざ (za).

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Why is Japanese U silent?

When you first begin to learn Japanese you are taught that Japanese has no stress and each syllable should be pronounced equally. You also learn that certain vowels are not pronounced, or only pronounced very slightly, such as the “u” in “desu” and the “i” in “deshita”.

What is San For Japanese?

As a rule of thumb, in Japanese business life, the surname name is always followed by the honorific suffix “san” (meaning “dear” or actually “honorable Mr/Ms.”). There are of course many other options such as “sama” (highly revered customer or company manager) or “sensei” (Dr. or professor).