Hiragana: です
Katakana: デス

Romaji: desu
English Meaning: is, are (polite)

Example Sentences:

私の名前は花子です。
watashi no namae wa hanako desu.
My name is Hanako.
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私は30歳です。
watashi wa sanjū sai desu.
I'm thirty years old.
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私は教師です。
watashi wa kyōshi desu.
I'm a teacher.
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私の先生はとても若いです。
watashi no sensē wa totemo wakai desu.
My teacher is very young.
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私の旅行かばんは重いです。手伝ってくれませんか?
watashi no ryokō kaban wa omoi desu. tetsudatte kuremasenka?
My luggage is heavy, can you help me?
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この先生はとても厳しいです。
kono sensē wa totemo kibishii desu.
This teacher is very strict.
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この本はとても面白いです。
kono hon wa totemo omoshiroi desu.
This book is very interesting.
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