有る

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  • ある aru

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  • usually written using kana aloneGodan verbintransitive verb
    to be, to exist, to live
    • see also: 
    • usu. of inanimate objects
  • usually written using kana alone
    to have
    • usually written using kana alone
      to be located
      • usually written using kana alone
        to be equipped with
        • usually written using kana alone
          to happen, to come about

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          • 6 strokes

            possess, have, exist, happen, occur, approx

          Verb conjugation

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          Plain
          Present有る - ある (aru) 
          Negativeない - ない (nai) 
          Past有った - あった (atta) 
          Past negativeなかった - なかった (nakatta) 
          Te form有って - あって (atte) 
          Tai form有りたい - ありたい (aritai) 
          Volitional有ろう - あろう (arou) 
          Imperative有い - あい (ai) 
          Passive有られる - あられる (arareru) 
          Conditional有ったら - あったら (attara) 
          Provisional conditional有れば - あれば (areba) 
          Causative有らせる - あらせる (araseru) 
          Potential有り得る - ありうる (ariuru) 
          Keigo (Polite)
          Present有ります - あります (arimasu) 
          Negative有りません - ありません (arimasen) 
          Past有りました - ありました (arimashita) 
          Past negative有りませんでした - ありませんでした (arimasendeshita) 
          Te form有りまして - ありまして (arimashite) 
          Tai form有りたいです - ありたいです (aritaidesu) 
          Volitional有りましょう - ありましょう (arimashou) 
          Imperative有りませ - ありませ (arimase) 
          Passive有られます - あられます (araremasu) 

          Example sentences

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          • Japanese sentence

            失礼だが、上記の記事にある3つの誤りを指摘しておきたい。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            Excuse me; allow me to point out three errors in the above article.

          • Japanese sentence

            悪いけどほかに用事があるの。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            I'm sorry, I have another engagement.