Sentence question .... plz

昼ごはんことに材料は有りませんでした。

sound about right for …

there were no ingredients for lunch

?

I’d probably go with

昼ご飯のための材料がありませんでした。

Or maybe even just 昼ご飯の材料

Either way, ある is usually not written with the kanji.

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aha.

it just occurred to me that あります and 有ります are the same verb? but can mean to have and to exist?

Is ため the same ため as in 為 :question: This is what happens when the first place you learn al ot of vocab is wanikani ! haha

ある = to have or to exist

有る (ある) - written in this Kanji it only means ‘to have’

在る (ある) - written in this Kanji it only means ‘to exist’

Most of the time it is just written as ある, so you don’t need to learn two different Kanji.

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Can be read many ways
為 - https://jisho.org/search/為
The Kanji is also used for 為 (す) - する ‘to do’
Again generally it is not written in Kanji.

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But yes, the same ため

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