Teacher Beth
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Please can you correct this Japanese sentance? 日本には外国人がたくさんありますか?Are there a lot of foreigners in Japan? Also how would you change 'in Japan' to 'living in Japan'? (Are there a lot/many foreigners living in Japan?) Thank you! Actually thats wrong isnt it? Its not あります it's いますか?Sorry lol
Jun 4, 2010 10:38 PM
Answers · 2
You are right (about "ありますか" and "いますか"), we use "いる" for people and "ある" for things. Are there a lot of foreigners in Japan? -> 日本には外国人がたくさんいますか? (as you said) Are there a lot/many foreigners living in Japan? -> 日本に住んでいる(すんでいる)外国人はたくさんいますか? =)
June 5, 2010
日本には外国人がたくさんいますか?is 100% correct and natural:) Are there a lot/many foreigners living in Japan?=日本には外国人がたくさん住(す)んでいますか?
June 5, 2010
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Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German
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Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German