Lunalike asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

What does "de arimasu" mean?

It's Japanese, and I'm wondering because I watch this anime called Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) in Japanese and the subtitles never translate it The main character (Keroro) says it a lot, usually at the end of a sentence.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "XXX de arimasu" means "I am saying (reporting) XXX, sir"

    It is the phrase used in the old Japanese military.

    Soldiers use this when they say (report) something to their superior.

    It is derived from "de aru," which is an ordinary phrase to end a sentence describing something but sounds preachy.

    Source(s): Native Japanese speaker
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    4 years ago

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    What does "de arimasu" mean?

    It's Japanese, and I'm wondering because I watch this anime called Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) in Japanese and the subtitles never translate it The main character (Keroro) says it a lot, usually at the end of a sentence.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The de arimasu can change into different words but has the same meaning. It's used to ask if something is in a shop for example.

    Bento ga arimasu ka? - Is there any Bento?

    De, ga, wa can be replaced depending on the subject of the question, the one above is for Bento.

    Hope I helped!

    Source(s): I'm studying in Japanese and I went to Japan early this summer. When I used it, they immediately understood what I was saying and it's a pretty handy word to use.
  • 1 decade ago

    it kinda means is or exists

    Coffee wa aramasu ka?

    is there coffee?

    Japanese use it to mean "have" sometimes

    like in a shop

    Coffee wa arimasu ka

    do you have any coffee

    de means at

    are you sure he is not saying ne

    which often ends a sentance and is like saying

    right?

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  • 1 decade ago

    In Japanese, the word comes at the end of the sentence. De arimasu is a slight formal way of saying am/are/is (usually 'desu' would be used, if anything at all), and doesn't really need extra translation.

  • Mitch
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Some text I read had "de aru" instead of "desu" for extra formality. "De arimasu" is the -masu form of "de aru" which is used as a copula (like english "to be").

    I'm not sure but I think it comes from the Old Japanese "de gozaru"

    de gozaru -> de gozaimasu -> de aru -> de arimasu -> desu -> da

  • 1 decade ago

    These answers are all pretty good and to the point. de arimasu (で有ます) is a more polite form of de aru which is hardly ever used. Of course the most polite and formal way is de gozaimasu (で御座います)

  • 4 years ago

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    cara de means face of, but the rest is not so nice to translate

  • milar
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    De Arimasu

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