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Question to Teacher: What does "(noun) + NANDA" mean?
Course 2 Lesson 11: Sayoko and Jeff (Grammar)
Post Date: 2006-02-02 16:08:37
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2005 Dec 26
my question is, what does !nanda! mean? , for example
kiminoseinanda!it´s your fault, or anatawaokanemochinanda! . would you mind to explain a little bit please.?
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2006-02-02 16:13:19
2003 Mar 03
1) きみの せい なんだ。（KIMI NO SEI NANDA) = It is your fault!
2) あなたは おかねもち なんだ。(ANATA WA OKANEMOCHI NANDA) = You are rich!
だ (DA) is the informal version of です (DESU), so your example sentences sound both casual.
If you want to say it politely, you can change だ into です.
The んです (んだ） form is also used for emphasis. You need to add a な before んです（んだ) since you are using nouns (せい and おかねもち) in the above sentences.
To learn more about the form, please take a look at the link below.
What is the difference between IUNDA (said) and ITTA (said)?
I hope this helps,
Kanako @ YesJapan Teacher