"It's not four o'clock now."
Can someone please break this sentence down? It goes from "desu" to "dewaarimasen" and I don't totally understand.
ではありません is the negation of です.
四時です。= "It's 4 o'clock."
四時ではありません。= "It isn't 4 o'clock."
I know i'm late but here is something I read here in duolingo: です is short for ではあります, so negated is ではありません
Isn't that the only way to use it? I.e. じゃないです would be "isn't" ?
Maybe I'm wrong though
です is not used after い adjectives in casual speech.
Nor is だ used with い adjectives, い adjectives can end a sentence in casual speech. Think of the い as it's own ender, like です 'cause in other forms you may or may not need the です (like in the さ form)
As I understand it... ない is the informal version of ありません; じゃ is the shortened/easier to say version of では; Therefore ではありません --> じゃない in informal/spoken contexts
I need some help with this one it's like a giant game sestem that I can't play :(
I'm not sure exactly what part you need help on, but to break it down:
は=particle that marks 'now' as the subject
ではありません= it is not.
So the correct sentence is :今は四時ではありません。
even though ではありません seems like several words, it helps to think of it as one word to be used as the negative form of です.
If you need anymore clarification just let me know and I'll try my best to help!
I used 。。。じゃないんです。Won't that work? Ah, this is a variation of JeffWhite373278's comment.
At lession teacher told that in this case use では instead of で, is correct, but で (alone) is correct too.
Is there any logic behind ではありません being devided to で、は、あり,ませ、and ん? Or is this just a convenient way to divide it into blocks?
I dont remember if I already learned this, but why do you need the は before あ りません ?