N5 Lesson 2: 5/9
がある が有る

がある

to be・there is

⚠ Formal/Polite: があります
Although not common
有る kanji use can be seen

Structure Legend
Structure
CasualPolite
Noun + + ある
[non-living things・inanimate objects]

[が is often omitted in casual speech]

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本(ほん)がある
Reload
Slow
Normal
There is a book.

Genki I : Page 77
Genki I 2nd Edition : Page 107
みんなの日本語 I : Page 62 [CH 9]
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 10 & 73