Family: I have two older brothers.

Topic Based Lesson
スポンサーリンク

On this page, you can learn how to say how many siblings you have in Japanese.

Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

I have two older brothers.
wa ta shi ni wa a ni fu ta ri ga i ma su
には二人がいます

One by one

  • 私 → I
  • には → no meaning
  • 兄(あに) → my older brother
  • 二人(ふたり) → two
  • がいます → there is

Vocabulary

Vocabulary: My family
On this page, you can learn how to say people in a family in Japanese.
Vocabulary: Numbers - Counter for people
On this page, you can learn how to count people in Japanese.

Grammar

A has (or have) B:【A には B がいます。】
On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar to say 'A has B'.

Note 1: one sibling

You don’t need a counter when you talk about one brother, one sister etc.

Example

My father has a younger brother.

父にはがいます

Note 2: don’t have

Change います into いません to describe ‘don’t (doesn’t) have’.

Example

My father doesn’t have a younger brother.

父には兄がいません

Review

Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • My mother has a younger sister and an older brother.
  • I don’t have an older sister.

Task 2: Change into English.

Kanji

Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.

Answer