Demonstrative noun (located away from both the speaker and the listener)
Part of Speech
- あれは、病院です。That is a hospital. (Away from the speaker and listener)
- あれは、バス停です。That over there is a bus stop.
What is that over there?
That over there is a convenience store.
That over there is a hotel.
That over there is a train.
That over there is my older brother.
In this case あれ is a fairly casual pattern that should only be used when talking about one's own family. It should not be used when referring to others because it might sound rude. あの人は○○さんです or something similar should be used instead.
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あれ – Grammar Discussion
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Hi, first time here so sorry if I’m asking in the wrong place! (It was here it clicked through to).
Is there somewhere I can look to help me understand the rule for when a phrase needs desu at the end? (So it’s not there on “are wa atarashii” but is on “are wa hon desu”)
I’ll find the right place to ask if anyone can please tell me slowly how to use kana in these posts - on the apps I’m using it auto converts as you type and I know the way I’ve typed it out here is painful to read!
First, welcome to the forums
It brought you here because it’s testing you on the あれ grammar point. I dunno what order you’re doing grammar in or what order bunpro has them in the beginning, but that です is another grammar point you can search and add to reviews it should be one of the very first you learn です grammar point in bunpro
Edit: if you follow bunpros recommended path, it’ll never show you grammar you haven’t learned yet
I also found this other post from the forums you might find helpful Why です
As for the kana conversion… I don’t think that’s an auto feature anyw...
Thank you so much @IcyIceBear - that’s a really helpful link.
And I’ve managed the first step of adding the keyboard to my phone, just off to find out how to use it…
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