"I am her younger sister."


June 12, 2017



If I were her older sister, should I say "oneesan" or "ane"?

June 12, 2017


I think you can say 姉(あね)because it's YOUR sibling. However, maybe it's different if you're talking about her in third person.

August 15, 2018


For me, いもうと appeared as two separate stickers (いも and うと). Should this be the case?

June 16, 2017


Yes, this is intentional. Occasionally you'll need to use single kana to form a word needed to complete a sentence.

June 20, 2017


I thought かのじょのいもうとはわたしです can also be a possible answer.

July 7, 2017


"Her younger sister is me". Yes, that's right, but it's as awkward-sounding as it is in English.

July 9, 2017


The は particle would indicate the topic, and roughly translates to, "as for (blank)." So this sentence would be, "As for her younger sister, that is I." I think in most cases that wouldn't make much sense. Usually you would say, "As for me, I am her younger sister." Perhaps if someone asked you, 「彼女の妹はだれですか?」, then perhaps it would make sense to say, 「彼女の妹は私です。」 but even then I think it would make more sense to say something like, "[I] am her sister," rather than, "[Her sister] is I."

August 15, 2018


Well, I did かのじょのいもうとです。 I think that just means "is/am her younger sister" and with the implied subject thing it works, but I'd like to know there's anything seriously wrong with it. If I said that in Japan regarding my own sister, would that be understood?

December 16, 2017


I answered likewise and was judged correct by Duolingo. I am not (yet!) an expert, but since the grammatical construction is exactly that of basic declarative sentences (I mean, «  です »), my guess is that it is fine.

January 3, 2019


I thought わたしのいもとです would be acceptable, why is はか here?

Can someone explain?

June 27, 2017


That means It is my sister. You need は because is denotes that you are the subject and not your sister.

June 28, 2017


Could someone break the phrase down for me?

June 30, 2017


Kanojo no imouto desu. She (possessive particle) younger sister is. My, his, and her are all stated by using I, he, and she and then the possessive particle. Watashi no, kare no, kanojo no. It's actually quite a basic sentence owo

July 9, 2017


I am - watashi (Wa) Her / she - kanojo (No) Younger sister - imouto

August 8, 2017


私は is closer to "As for me," because は would indicate topic. The "am" part would be です 。

August 15, 2018


I my case, i've just picked up the longest option...

August 18, 2018


I did this : Kanojo no watashi wa imoto desu.


Why is it wrong?

June 30, 2017


I'm still a beginner in Japanese so i may be wrong, but i think you wrote "Her me is a younger sister"

July 1, 2017


I am her younger sister. Watashi wa = as for me Kanojo no imouto = her sister. Since you are talking about you, you should start with watashi wa. Im not good at english and a japanese beginner as well. I dont know when are they going to introduce grammar correctly but this would be easier for you if you know what は and の mean

July 2, 2017


Her me is a younger sister.

That just... makes no sense.

July 9, 2017


The subject of the sentence is you (I am)[watashi wa...desu].

They call this the topic when we're in Japanese. The girl is the object (her) because we're talking about its relation to the subject. The relation between these (older sister) is described by の which would be added if you rewrote the English sentence to read "I (わたし) am (は...です) the girl's (かのじょ の) older sister (いもうと)."

January 8, 2018


Why is の needed here?

March 10, 2018


Particle の shows possesion over something. E.g. わたしのかさ — my umbrella, かのじょのなまえ — her name.

May 8, 2018


私は彼女の妹です worked for me.

May 8, 2018


I love how Duo uses watashi 私 and boku 僕 interchangeably but somehow 「僕は彼女の妹います」 is wrong in this exercise ... ^^'

August 27, 2019
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