Desu です is a polite Japanese verb which means “to be”, "is", "am".

Desu です is a polite Japanese verb which means “to be”.

General usage

HonorificJapaneseRomaji
Informalda
Politeですdesu (pronounced ‘des’)
Formalでございますdegozaimasu (pronounced ‘degozaimas’)

Examples

ひとです
(He/she/they) is a person
げんですか?
Are (you) well?

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