Present and past tense

  • desu is used for present tense.
  • dewa ariamsen is negative of desu.
  • deshita is used for past tense.
  • dewa arimasen deshita is neagtive of deshiita.

    Present tense

  • I am a teacher.
    watashi wa sensei desu.
  • He is a doctor.
    kare wa isha desu.
  • She is a nurse.
    kanojo wa kangoshi desu.
  • We are friends.
    Watashitachi wa tomodachi desu.
  • They are policemen.
    karera wa keisatsukan desu.
  • You are beautiful.
    Anata wa bijin desu.

Past tense

  • I was a teacher.
    watashi wa sensei deshita.
  • He was a doctor.
    kare wa isha deshita.
  • She was a nurse.
    kanojo wa kangoshi deshita
  • We were friends.
    Watashiatchi wa tomodachi deshita
  • They were policemen.
    karera wa keisatsukan deshita.
  • You were beautiful.
    Anata wa bijin deshita.

Negative of present tense.

  • I am not a student.
    watashi wa gakusei dewa arimasen
  • He is not a soldier.
    kare wa heishi dewa arimasen

Negative of past tense

  • I was not a teacher.
    Watashi wa sensei dewa arimasendeshita.
  • She was not a teacher.
    Kanojo wa sensei dewa arimasendeshita.