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chiisana sakanaga orimashita

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chiisana sakanaga orimashita

Postby ammy.phoenix_506970 » July 31st, 2015 11:07 pm

I am trying to practice by reading a japanese kids book and don't understand what orimashita means. Could anyone please help? :)

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Re: chiisana sakanaga orimashita

Postby community.japanese » August 6th, 2015 3:48 pm

san,
konnichiwa.
Reading children books is a good study tip!
Orimasu is from ‘oru’ which means ‘be or stay or exist’ is the same as ‘iru.’
Oru is slightly more polite than iru and sounds a bit old.
Therefore, ‘chiisana sakanaga orimashita’ means ‘small fish was there.’
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Re: chiisana sakanaga orimashita

Postby ammy.phoenix_506970 » August 12th, 2015 11:41 am

Thank you so much :)

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Re: chiisana sakanaga orimashita

Postby community.japanese » August 12th, 2015 10:54 pm

san,
konnichiwa. :)
Douitashimashite. you are welcome.
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