Decoded Slug: ~のです (〜no desu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~のです (〜no desu)

~のです (〜no desu)

Short explanation:

Provides an explanation or gives background information; 'the fact is', 'the reason is', 'actually'.


Verb-casual + のです, い-Adjective + のです, な-Adjective + なのです, Noun + なのです


Kono hon wa muzukashii no desu.
This book is difficult, you see.
Ashita wa isogashii no desu.
The fact is, I am busy tomorrow.
Kanojo wa eigo no sensei na no desu.
The reason is, she is an English teacher.
Watashi wa kaze na no desu.
Actually, I’ve got a cold.

Long explanation:

The ~のです grammar point is used to provide an explanation or give background information on a situation, often used when there is a need to justify or clarify one's statement. It can be translated as 'the fact is', 'the reason is', or 'actually' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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