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Grammar detail: ある〜

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ある〜 - a certain
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ある
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noun
means
a certain ~
When the plain form of あります (to be, to have) is used immediately before a noun, it conveys the meaning 'a certain ~', rather than a literal translation such as 'the existing ~'.
This form is very commonly used in the set expression ある
いみ
では to mean 'in a certain sense' or 'from a certain point of view etc':
ある
いみ
意味
では
それ
ただ
しい

In a sense, it is true.
It is also commonly used with date and time expressions, as in for example ある
(one day ...), or ある
あさ
(one morning ...) etc:
ある
あさ
がさめたら
わたし
ゆうめい
有名
になっていた
I awoke one morning to find myself famous.
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See also:
  • 或る, 有る, 在る - kanji forms of ある

Kanji used in this grammar

イ    idea   
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ミ   あじ taste   あじわう to taste   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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チョウ   あさ morning   
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セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ユウ   ウ   あ to possess; to exist   
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メイ   ミョウ   な name   
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