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82. The Explanatory “んです”

You may have heard this quite a lot and wondered what it’s all about! It is most often used, informally, when:

1) To explain something
2) To show emphasis

  • んです is short for のです
  • Informal usage;

plain form verb + んです

何をしているんですか。
nani o shite iru n desu ka .
Whatcha doing?

テレビを見ているんです。
terebi o mite iru n desu.
Watching TV.


-i Adjective + んです

この映画は面白いんです。
kono eiga wa omoshiroi n desu.
This movie was great!


And it can be used as a way to stress a point

パーティに行かないでしょう。
pa-ti ni ikanai deshou
You won’t be able to make it to the party, right?


いいえ、僕は行くんです。
iie, boku wa iku n desu.
No, I’m going!


いったい、どうしたんですか?
ittai, doushita n desu ka.
Just what exactly happened (to you)!!!?

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