【Basic Sentence: Family】I have two older brothers.

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

Key Sentence

EnglishI have two older brothers.
Romajiwa ta shi ni wa a ni fu ta ri ga i ma su
Kana
and
Kanji
には二人がいます。

One by one

WordHiraganaRomajiMeaning
わたしwa ta shiI
にはni wano meaning
あにa nimy older brother
二人ふたりfu ta ritwo people
gano meaning
いますi ma suthere is

Vocabulary

Grammar

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.

父には兄がいます。

Note 2: don’t have

Change います into いません to say ‘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.

  • 私には妹がいます。
  • 父には弟三人がいます。

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

  • 母には妹と兄がいます。
  • 私には姉がいません。
  • I have a younger sister.
  • My father has three younger brothers.
  • My mother has a younger brother.
  • I have two younger sisters.
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