五段動詞 Godan/Group 1/-ru verb

*Important note: this verb is only used with inanimate objects. The verb to use with animate things is いる. Both verbs function the same.

私はSamsungがある・あります。

I have a Samsung.

iPhoneがない・ありません。

I don’t have an iPhone.

私の部屋には窓がある・あります。

There’s a window in my room.

However, this same verb also has another meaning!

ある Have been done; Be done

食べ物はもう買ってある・あります。

The food has already been bought.

君はもう話してある。

You have already been told.

Okay, that’s it for now!