When can we use desu?

  1. “Desu” is the polite form of the copula verb meaning “to be” or “is”.
  2. It is the verb used to describe two things as being equal, that is, X = Y. Typically, this will be done using the pattern: X wa Y desu.

When should I omit desu? For example – (Watashi wa) Samu Desu. In Japanese conversation – this can be seen as unnatural or weird. In English – the equivalent might be saying something like “I am the one who is Sam.” Versus “I am sam”. So in this case – we can omit the (Watashi wa) and simply say – “Sam desu.”

Accordingly Why do you say desu? Desu です is a Japanese copula. That means it’s a word that grammatically links subjects and predicates. It’s usually translated to English as “to be” or “it is.”

Besides, Do you always have to say desu? But not all Japanese sentences need it, just as not all English sentences have “be”. In addition, です is a polite form, which means it’s commonly used in business settings, but you won’t be using です often when you’re talking to your family members or close friends.

What is kawaii desu? The Japanese phrase kawaii desu ne (可愛いですね、かわいいですね) means “cute isn’t it?”. The word kawaii means cute, pretty or adorable. Kawaii is one of the most popular words among young Japanese girls and women of all ages. You might even say that kawaii is an important part of modern Japanese culture!

Why is the u in desu silent?

The U in “DESU” is mostly silent but it is not always silent. Many times the U is purposely pronounced to have a certain affect on the way the nuance of the sentence is received. This is common in MASU form verbs also. I purposely pronounce the SU during interpreting to show a strong statement that has a strong ending.

Why is U silent in desu?

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.

Do you say DES or desu?

You pronounce it as “des”, don’t you? Why do you write “desu”? The answer is that both “desu” and “des” are 「です」in hiragana. And, according to the above-mentioned Hepburn Romanization, 「す」is “su”.

What is daisuki desu?

at last, 好きです / ‘suki desu’ means to love, or 好きだ / ‘suki da’ or 好き / ‘suki’ in the familiar form. You can add 大 / ‘dai’ before ‘suki’ to really mean it, which gives us 大好きです / ‘daisuki desu’.

Do you say desu or DES?

「です」 is not “desu”. You pronounce it as “des”, don’t you? Why do you write “desu”? The answer is that both “desu” and “des” are 「です」in hiragana.

Can you use desu after a name?

This is often used after giving one’s name to prompt the other person to give theirs. The response is “[Name] desu”, just as before. Note that you would never refer to your own name as o-namae, it would be just namae.