おかね Money

お金 おかね okane = money, お金持ち おかねもち = rich, 貧乏 びんぼう bimbou = poor
(1) お金 okane = money
1. お金は大切です。Okane wa taisetsu desu. = Lit. Money is important.

2. お金がたくさんあります。Okane ga takusan arimasu. = Lit. There are many money. (I have ...)

3. お金がありません。Okane ga arimasen. = Lit. There are no money. (I have no ...)

4. お金が欲しいです。Okane ga hoshii desu. = Lit. I want money.
(2) お金持ち okanemochi = rich
1. お金持ちになりたいです。Okanemochi ni naritai desu. = Lit. (I) want to become rich.

2. 彼はお金持ちです。Kare wa okanemochi desu. = Lit. He is rich.

3. 彼女はすごいお金持ちです。Kanojo wa sugoi okanemochi desu. = Lit. She is extremely rich.
(3) 貧乏 bimbou = poor
"n" becomes "m" in front of P, B, M.

1. 彼は貧乏です。Kare wa bimbou desu. = Lit. He is poor.

2. 私は貧乏でした。Watashi wa bimbou deshita. = Lit. I was poor.

3. 貧乏になりたくないです。Bimbou ni naritakunai desu. = Lit. (I) don't want to become poor.