Japanese Shin Nihongo no Kiso I Answer Sheet Chapter 2 Practice B Section 5 Page 16

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The article below describe the available pattern to answer a certain question either a positive answer or a negative answer. The article itself is containing the usage of particle no (の) to display possessive pronoun function.

By using particle no (の), we can use it to explain the owner of an item. And in a certain circumstances, we can use it without stating the item if it has already stated before in the previous sentence. We will give an example based on the displayed form of paired question and answer in the book. We will demonstrate a sample which is suitable to the problem in Shin Nihongo no Kiso I book chapter 2 practice B part 5 on page 16.   Not only using particle no (の), but we will also use a demonstrative pronoun which is used before in the previous article. We will point an item using demonstrative pronoun kore (これ)in order to confirm the owner of the item which is being pointed.   Below is the pattern :

Kanji               : これ+は  + A-さん  + の          + 名詞    + ですか

Hiragana       : これ+は  + A-さん  + の          + めいし   + ですか

Meaning       : Kore+ wa  + A-san   + no+ (meishi)   + desuka

Romaji          : Is this A-san’s (noun) ?

    The answer pattern will be :   If it is a positive answer :

Hiragana       : はい、A-さん + の + です

Romaji           : Hai, A-san     + no + desu

Meaning        : Yes, it is A-san’s.

  If it is a negative answer :

Hiragana       : いいえ、A-さん + の + ではありません

Romaji           : Iie, A-san       + no + dewa arimasen.

Meaning        : No, it is not A-san’s.

The difference between the positive answer and the negative answer is only in the ending pattern. A positive answer ends with ‘desu’but a negative one ends with ‘dewa arimasen’. As the example shown above, the answer do not have to state the item which is being asked since both parties in the conversation has already knew the item which is being discussed.

  Below is the answer of the problems or exercises which is displayed in Shin Nihongo no Kiso I book chapter 2. We will be displaying only the answer based on the problems. Please look at the book for the complete question.

1. Hiragana    : はい、ラオさんのです。

Romaji         : Hai, Rao-san no desu.

Meaning      : Yes, It is Rao’s.


2. Hiragana   : いいえ、リーさんのではありません。

Romaji        : Iie, Ri-san no dewa arimasen.

Meaning     : No, It is not Lee’s.


3. Kanji            : はい、田中さんのです。

Hiragana      : はい、たなかさんのです。

Romaji          : Hai, Tanaka-san no desu.

Meaning       : Yes, It is Tanaka’s.


4. Kanji            : いいえ、木村さんのではありません。

Hiragana      : いいえ、きむらさんのではありません。

Romaji          : Iie, Kimura-san no dewa arimasen.

Meaning      : No, It is not Kimura’s.

  To see all the questions, please refer to the original Shin Nihongo no Kiso I book on chapter 2, practice B section 5.

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