Desu です


Polite auxiliary verb (similar to <be> in English) indicating: someone or something equals something else; someone or something is in some state or condition; someone or something has some quality; someone or something is in some place or position; something is at some time
1. After (adjectival) noun
私の名前は砂糖憲次です。
Watashi no namae wa satou kenji desu.
My name is Kenji Sato.
昨日ポールとマイクが欠席でした。
Kinou pouru to maiku ga kesseki deshita.
Paul and Mike were absent yesterday.
私はその決定にはとても満足です。
Watashi wa sono kittei ni wa totemo manzoku desu.
I am very much satisfied with the conclusion.
兄は今京都です。
Ani wa ima kyouto desu.
My older brother is in Kyoto now.
「コンサートは次の日曜日ですか。」「はい、そうです。」
<<Konsaato wa tsugi no nichiyoubi desu ka.>> <<Hai, sou desu.>>
<<Is the concert next Sunday?>><<Yes, it is.>>
彼は日本人ではありません。
Kare wa nihonjin dewa arimasen.
He is not Japanese.

2. After dictionary form of adjective
(desu at the end of sentence makes it polite)
彼のかいた絵はとてもすばらしいです。
Kare no kaita e wa totemo subarashii desu.
The pictures he drew are very wonderful.

-> See also: arimasen, de aru, deshou, no desu