Learning Japanese: ~V こと が あります

~ V (た形) こと が あります。Have ever been/done, talk about the past experience.


  1.  私  は  沖縄  へ  いった  こと  が  あります。 [Watashi wa Okinawa e itta koto ga arimasu] (I have gone/been to Okinawa)
  2. お酒  を  のんだ  こと  が  ありますか。 [Osake o nonda koto ga arimasuka] (Have ever tried/drunk Sake before?)
  3. あなた  は  すし  を  食べた  こと  が  ありますか。[anata wa sushi o tabeta koto ga ariumasuka] (Have you ever eaten sushi before?)

Verb Form Change:
た形:The changes occured according to group I, II and III, just like the way in ~て 形 but instead of ~て, replace it with ~た/だ.

See more notes here and here.

P/S (disclaimer): self-learning post…


  1. zewt said,

    May 7, 2007 at 4:58 am

    pronunciation would have been nice…?

  2. micpohling said,

    May 7, 2007 at 5:13 am

    Haha, ok, shall bear that in mind in the coming Learning Japanese post 🙂

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