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When to use あります and います?

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Or please answer here? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22982704

They are both used to say “There is/are …” but what is the difference?

11/1/2017, 4:57:48 PM

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います (imasu) is used when referring to living things like people or animals. あります (arimasu) is for inanimate objects or plants.

11/1/2017, 5:05:04 PM

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います is used for living creatures. あります is used for everything else.

11/1/2017, 10:13:47 PM

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Thank you two very much!

11/2/2017, 5:01:45 PM
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